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  1. Dd is entered but it is unlikely that she will be able to complete due to illness 😢
  2. There is no problem, my DD was allowed to do a year of northern assoc on a Sunday when she should have attended on a Saturday so that she could do both RB & Northern. The following year dd dropped northern to concentrate on RB. When it came to Seniors DD again auditioned for both and was offered a place at northern without the need to attend finals so the definitely don’t bear a grudge. She was also offered RB SA and that was the one she chose to attend, we feel that this was the right choice. I’m guessing you were at yesterday RB audition, I hope all went well.
  3. I just wanted to show support and tell dd’s story, I believe everything happens for a reason, if dd had been successful in her first ever audition we would probably stayed with old dance school and subsequently missed out on many other opportunities. The first associate scheme we ever heard of was York Scholars, dd auditioned at year 6 and was put on the reserve list (a place never came up) at the time dd was doing one syllabus class of 45 mins per week. Not long after we decided to move to another school that offered more opportunities, dd immediately auditioned for Northern Ballet associates and was offered a place for year 7, at year 8 she successfully auditioned for RB MA’s and has progressed from there to being offered RB SA2’s in September. I regret not taking dd’s talent/passion seriously earlier, we missed the boat for voc school as I really had no clue about dance. My advice would be, don’t worry about being pushy, surround your dd with great teachers and sit back and enjoy the ride, good luck x
  4. We have received the travel bursary, we do not qualify for financial assistance but travel further than 151 miles. It took a long time to come through, the second half of fees were due before the bursary was paid, so after Christmas if I remember rightly, I did remind them once or twice too 😜 i provided 3 weeks worth of train receipts and was paid 25% of the average cost. It wasn’t a great amount but every little helps.
  5. SA1 is 12.15pm to 2.30pm, Dd likes to get there 45 mins before to warm up etc. Uniform is black leotard but they prefer plain. We have a Zip card for tube, it works out super cheap 75p each way for Dd’s Journey kings cross to Covent gardens, I just too it up online. We also book train 12 weeks in advance to get best price, if claiming bursary you will need to provide receipts for first 3 weeks travel and then they will average cost for the year from those tickets. Well done to your Dd, it has been a very positive experience for my Dd and she is looking forward to attending SA2 next year.
  6. That should be Grenat..... 🤣
  7. I have two degas leotards for sale both 9502 size 14A (front lined) one black and one grenat (lovely deep red) the black one has been worn only a few times and the red just once, unfortunately my DD just wasn’t comfortable in them 😢 I would like £25 each
  8. We are in the same position, we have 3 kids nominated and none of the parents have tickets 😢
  9. How is she in full soles? I have been told (by RB MA teacher) that they are better for strengthening feet so might be better for your DD. Split soles for performance but full sole for class might work.
  10. My DD also attended for the first time and I’m sure it won’t be the last! The standard of teaching was exceptional and Homestay worked perfectly. The final show was wonderful but the icing on the cake was the friendly atmosphere, from students to faculty everyone was lovely. I had no worries at all for the whole two weeks as I felt that DD was in such safe hands. Thank you tutugirl, see you next year 😀
  11. Wonderful dance school providing not only ballet to an extremely high standard but many other genres too. The name of the school is actually LWHS School of Dance and they are based in The Arts Garage.
  12. I am currently decorating dd’s bedroom and thought it might be nice to put up a bar but I don’t want to take up the carpet. I wondered if I could get some sort of removable flooring to put near bar for pointe work. Has anyone done similar or has suggestions. TIA
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