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  1. Definitely would recommend Princess Grace in Monaco also. DD spent two weeks boarding there this summer, exceptional training.
  2. SA results for London are out, yes for DD. Well done to all who have a yes for associates and those who got SWL. xx
  3. Incredible news!! Well done to your DD xxx
  4. Last year they were on the first Monday (i.e. next Monday) of the easter holidays - they posted them on the Friday, second class. Good luck to all waiting.
  5. Yda doesn’t have an upper school so there is the fact that a child doing associates with royal may be thinking of future vocational training connections and opportunities once they have graduated. On a personal level DD was offered full mds last year at one of the big vocational schools but decided to stay and train at Yda.
  6. Yda have Saturday morning classes for those who aren’t associates with royal. Most vocational schools have Saturday morning classes. If a child at Yda is an associate at royal they do those classes instead of Saturday morning classes with Yda not as well as. I think if a child auditions for royal associates and gets a place then they are deserving of that place, they will have been given the place on merit. Many things about the ballet world may not seem fair but ultimately it is a competitive world and if your child is training for a potential career in classical dance you have to get used to that and the fact that places at any vocational school or prestigious associate scheme are hard to come by.
  7. The year my dd did funding audition only people taken to physio were offered mds places initially. However some of these turned them down as they got offers elsewhere and they subsequently offered mds to people on the reserve list who hadn’t all seen physio. Good luck to all waiting.
  8. It sounds like what you are talking about is an associate class. So JAs is the junior associate class for royal ballet school, central have an associate scheme, as do Yda and Tring (their associate scheme is called CBA classical ballet academy). There is also London junior ballet on a Sunday at Artsed in Chiswick. Associate schemes will be more than just a class, they will be comprised of a ballet class but also some kind of body conditioning and learning some rep even. As such they tend to be 2/3 hours long. All of them will require your daughter to audition but royal is accepted to be the hardest to get into because of the numbers applying for that being so high. I don’t know what they all cost but they will all be reasonably expensive (isn’t everything in ballet!) If your daughter thinks she might be interested in ballet as more than a hobby getting into one of these schemes may be a good starting point. Good luck!
  9. You could try sanding it down with sandpaper - my dd has done this before if jet glue has left uneven surface
  10. Applied two weeks ago for DD for the Feb 2/3 London auditions for summer school so I think they are still accepting applications for the audition if you are able to get to London. DD's friend attended the London audition date before Christmas and has been told they have a place already so they are obviously sending out rolling results after each audition.
  11. I go regularly to the British library, and everybody’s bags are checked upon entry. The BL has a similar ‘open up’ ethos in that anyone can come in and sit in the public areas etc. I think if they deem it necessary to still search everyone’s bag it would make sense to apply this at the ROH.
  12. Totally agree. And let's hope the discussion shapes the framework for future training and recruitment of students.
  13. When did you apply? I got an email last week from them.
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