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  1. I too wish Iโ€™d had someone to tell me the brutal truth about vocational school.......My DD began as a young 16yr old full of passion for dance and although she finished three years with a degree, her passion and her confidence were destroyed. I encouraged her to complete the course when she told me she never wanted to go back so that at least she would have a qualification but in hindsight it really wasnโ€™t worth it. She told me about many other girls who had various mental health problems from eating disorders to self harming. It seems all too common in the dance world when children are youn
  2. Ah glad he enjoyed it, Ryan is 11, he starts high school this year aswell ๐Ÿ™ˆ He always tells me he sits by himself which makes me feel a bit sad but he doesnt seem bothered by it. Hope you get the news youโ€™re hoping for. Maybe they could sit together. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  3. Hi, My DS attends hammond associates, I believe he was in the same group as your DS. He loves going and all the lessons but heโ€™s quite shy and still doesnโ€™t know many people. Good luck to your DS, It will be lovely to have more boys going. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  4. Have a look at the real food cafe in Tyndrum they often hire students from ballet west for casual hours and are quite good about you fitting it in around your dancing. There is also a tescoโ€™s and a wetherspoons in Oban where some students also get jobs.
  5. kcoom75

    Tap Attack

    Yes I saw that too but thought iโ€™d seen someone post about attending in Manchester. I wasnโ€™t sure if they had more than one venue.
  6. kcoom75

    Tap Attack

    Thankyou. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  7. kcoom75

    Tap Attack

    Does anyone know anything about tap attack northern associates? They are holding auditions in July and my DS is very keen to go. what is the standard required and where are the associate classes held? Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š
  8. I would agree with this, My DD was only 16 when she started and did complete three years but since she finished she has made me realised how isolated and unsupported she felt, with some unfair and cruel criticism by one particular teacher.
  9. I must admit, i did a lot of the leg work for both my DD's as I didn't want them to miss out. They have since realised this and are grateful for it. I would definitely go to as many open days as you can as these are what seemed to inspire my girls to put the effort in.
  10. While my DD was away her favourite presents were ugg style slippers, a fleecy blanket and hot chocolate sachets with marshmallows. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  11. She is an ex dancer so is very knowledgeable, they have quite a few brands and none of them are suitabke she will order in anything you want to try.
  12. We regularly use this this shop, they are very knowledgeable and have always been patient and taken a long time to find the right shoes for my DD.
  13. I thought if you had RAD grade 8 you could teach up to that level but you had to have DDI/DDE to enter pupils for exams?
  14. my friends daughter used dollworx. She was given a disc with all the images as well as some prints to get framed. There were some beautiful pictures. http://www.dollworx.co.uk/
  15. My DD did eyb a number of years ago, not knowing many if any other people there and made some very close friendships which she still has today. She hasn't done any pointe before the audition and pestered her dance teacher to allow her to get pointe shoes and had one lesson before the casting. She was chosen for a pointe part but was given a lot of extra coaching by the principles, often on a 1-1 basis.
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