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  1. Congratulations! That is brilliant news. Wishing her every success in the next stage of her dancing career.
  2. I must confess I have never come across a school like you mention on Instagram. Now curious! Is it U.K. based?
  3. Natural hyper mobility of some limbs is definitely a desirable asset for classical ballet and helps to achieve a lovely line. You’re right though it takes special training to control it and takes a little extra time. I think the issue regarding instagram is when children are forced into unnatural positions for their physique and promoting over stretching limbs which is unsafe and not necessary for ballet training.
  4. I agree that some content on Instagram showing young dancers in extreme/forced positions is concerning. Particularly when some posts encourage children to try very dangerous exercises which will only result in injury. These would not be recommended by any qualified reputable teacher. It’s important that children are aware that extreme hyper mobility is extremely rare and they should always work safely within their own physical limits with advice on safe stretching from their teachers. Ballet is an art form and I personally would value artistry and dynamic performance above hyper mobility! Whilst there are also plenty of great safe stretching tips on Instagram you are right to be aware of the pitfalls, especially with young children who can be easily influenced.
  5. Please let me know if anyone has 1 or 2 tickets to the RBS performance on July 10th many thanks
  6. Hi Tokyo Ballerina. No lunch is provided at ENBS so you will need to bring a packed lunch.
  7. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible journey. What a remarkably resilient, talented son you have and so wonderful that he discovered his passion for dance so young. Wishing him every success with the next step in his training.
  8. Hope you hear news soon! Good luck to all waiting
  9. Hi, Is that offers of places or news on final audition?
  10. I am so delighted to hear Shale is back after such a difficult time! A truly exceptional dancer. Was so sad when he left the U.K.! Congrats to him on his new position
  11. I’m really enjoying the format this year. It’s fascinating to see how varied the training styles and technique are from different countries. Much easier to see this from individual videos. It is a shame they miss out on the coaching and group class sections but impressive they have managed to host the event so smoothly under the circumstances. Look forward to seeing them all in their solos.
  12. New year, new lockdown. As if upper school audition planning wasn’t tricky enough! 😩
  13. Hi TBG I would say absolutely! It’s a classic camisole, flattering, elegant cut. I think most important that they wear a leotard that they feel very comfortable and confident in!
  14. I can highly recommend this course! DD did the summer one. Brilliant faculty and great personal corrections for all the dancers.
  15. Hi everyone, Over lockdown I started creating a collection of ballet skirts for my daughter and they are now available to order. Fun and adventurous and look brilliant on zoom, in studio or in photo shoots! Please see the full collection on my Instagram @kirstengracedancewear Thank you. (Hope this is ok to share, moderators please feel free to remove if not.)
  16. Hi everyone, apologies if this thread already exists. Thought it would be helpful if people with children auditioning to start upper schools in Sept 2021 wanted to post information on Audition dates and details for various schools. I know that auditions are delayed in the UK due to Covid but So far I only know that ENB prelim audition is set for January 9th. Anyone who knows more dates please can you add? Thank you!
  17. Yes you just go to the Instagram page and they announce what time they will be live and if you click on their icon you can just join and watch and some are also available after the session is over if in a different time zone. Love our Young dancers are able to be taught and inspired by some of their biggest heroes. Of course also amazing for adult dancers to learn new things.
  18. Tiler Peck has live streamed class for the last 2 days Via Instagram . My daughter really enjoyed following along from the kitchen! Think she will be back tomorrow. She even adapts the exercises for beginners to advanced.
  19. I think you are right! Apologies, I am Australian too so really should know better!
  20. Whilst in the midst of the virus crisis, dancers who cannot attained their regular classes and studios look set to benefit from some pretty inspiring live streamed classes. I am very grateful to all of the amazing teachers and dancers who are able to offer this to the dance community around the world. If anyone knows of classes being live streamed perhaps they can be shared here? Claudia Dean will live stream on Saturday 21st March at 9pm London time. I also think Tiler Peck may do the same?
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