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  1. Hi. I’m assuming this is for someone who is aged 16 +? It depends if the course is a degree course or a level 6 diploma. If it’s a degree you apply for student loans for fees and towards living costs to student finance of the country you live in. The living cost loan is higher due to living in London. If it’s a diploma course then you can get help with this through a DADA. Have only experience of degree course so not sure about the application process of a DADA other than knowing that they are awarded by the schools to the most talented applicants.
  2. AuditionIngenu 69 Posted 52 minutes ago Dear All I have just received an email from the RBS summer intensives team asking me to confirm or decline my DD's place on the RBS Summer Intensive 2020. At the end of the email it congratulates her for getting a place. Last week we received a 'wait list' place and so I was somewhat surprised by the email and delighted of course. However, I thought I had better just call the Intensive team to double check before I broke the news to my DD. They told me it is simply a computer generated email sent to everyone placed or on the wait list. My DD is extremely fortunate to be in a vocational school. If we were reliant on RBS outreach opportunities to support local ballet schooling this would have been a really horrible let down. I thought I had better share before anyone else was as confused as me and thought wrongly it was an offer. I still feel very let down. Good luck to everyone who has a place and good luck to those waiting like we are. xx Have just seen this on another thread x
  3. Hi have no experience of vocational school degrees but I’m speaking as a parent of a child who was living away from home at University. Student Finance England, or whichever country in Great Britain you are from, will give you all the information you need. There are maintenance loans available for living costs as well as a loan to cover course fees. The assessment for this takes into account the parents’ household income and benefits in kind, and the student is awarded a maintenance loan based on these figures. Even with two reasonably good salaries coming into our home, our child qualified for the minimum maintenance loan which was about £4000. It all helps! One thing to consider is that some of the degree courses’ fees are higher than the maximum course fees for student loans, so there may be a top-up of fees required too. Good luck with it all; it’s a financial nightmare!
  4. If there is a Timpson’s shoe repairer nearby they should be able to fix them. I had to have a similar elastic/buckle repair done on a pair of sandals and they did a great job of fixing it.
  5. A night time open top bus tour will give you great views of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. Also try Telecharge.com for show tickets - we managed to get some reasonably priced show tickets in advance of our travel. Enjoy!!
  6. 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition Finalists Lily Carbone aged 15, Australian, trained by Juanita Moore at Classical Coaching Australia Breana Drummond, aged 17, New Zealander, trained by Marie Walton Mahon at Tanya Pearson Academy Caitlin Garlick, aged 15, Australian, trained by Karen Ireland at Karen Ireland Dance Centre Monet Hewitt, aged 16, New Zealander, trained by Joye Lowe at Philippa Campbell School of Ballet Sophie Higgins, aged 16, Canadian, trained by Tania Brossoit at Pro Arte Centre Chloe Jackson, aged 18, British, trained by Heidi Landford at Atelier Australia Michaela Louw, aged 16, South African, trained by Natasha Ireland at Carstens Ireland Ballet School Lucy Malin, aged 18, British, trained by Jonathan Barton at Ballet West Soraya Nathasya Dwinandry, aged 17, Indonesian, trained by Maya Tamara at Namarina Dance Academy Enoka Sato, aged 16, Japanese, trained by Annette Roselli at Annette Roselli Dance Academy Lucinda Worthing-Shore, aged 15, Australian, trained by Marie Walton Mahon at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Jordan Yeuk Hay Chan, aged 16, British (Hong Kong), trained by Yui Man Cheung at Jean M Wong School of Ballet Joshua Green, aged 17, Australian, trained by Karen Ireland at Karen Ireland Dance Centre Basil James, aged 16, British, trained by Faculty of Tring Park School The Choreographic Award was also won by finalist, Joshua Green. The judges felt that his solo A Man's Sentiment (choreographed by Richard Causer) demonstrated the highest standard of choreography within the Dancer’s Own category. After two days of semi-finals, judged by Janek Schergen, Artistic Director at Singapore Dance Theatre, Joanne Michel, Ballet Mistress for The Australian Ballet School and Chi Cao, former Principal with Birmingham Royal Ballet, the finalists now compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. In addition to the three medals, the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award will also be given. Highlights from the Genée Final on Sunday 12 August will be broadcast live from the Genée International Ballet Competition Facebook page from 7.25pm Hong Kong time.
  7. R Class RC 32 pointe shoes. Worn only to try on. Size 240 w 2 medium shank. Darned with ribbons and elastics attached. Cost £50 will accept £20 plus postage
  8. We bought a Capezio size large for my dd whose waist measures 26 inches so possibly small would fit you.https://www.firstposition.com/practice-tutu.html?189=524&191=97&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrLXXBRCXARIsAIttmRMWJEdUZzBpBJJ5aq1pt_y-fjvRY97HylixKYiiVTzoq4p8b73_TNsaArWKEALw_wcB
  9. Rosina Andrews does a pirouette surgery and I think has published a book. I can’t quite work out how to add her website link but may be worth having a look at.
  10. Thank you. I will wait and see how he words the letter and take it from there. Might be worth phoning them to explain.
  11. I think he has already decided how he is going to word it CeliB but thank you for the offer. 😢
  12. No she isn’t at Vocational school angel. The GP says he doesn’t know what exactly she will be doing so can’t say whether she is fit for it or not!!! As it is in the USA he is scared of saying she is fit and then something happening 😢
  13. Hi my dd is due to attend a Summer Intensive in the USA this summer. We need a Dr’s letter to say she is healthy to participate. Our GP is a bit reluctant to do this for fear of litigation but said that he would provide a letter with medical history attached to put the onus back on the school for them to decide if she was fit. I’m worried that this will not be acceptable as we have spent a lot of money already on travel, accommodation etc., not to mention the intensive itself. Just wondered if anyone else has encountered this problem and if there is any way around this.
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