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  1. Thank you for the tip! I'll look out for Vicarage Crescent.
  2. Thanks, that's good to know!
  3. Hi, we need to go to RAD headquarters next week for vocational ballet exams and usually go into London by train, but as parents can't wait in the building at the moment due to Covid etc I was planning to drive this time. Has anyone got experience of where to park nearby? I don't want to add to the stress by driving aimlessly round those narrow streets at the last minute! Any tips welcome! Thanks and good luck to all those doing exams at the moment!
  4. I spoke too soon - we finally got the grade 7 results through today, yay! A distinction, so one happy DD!
  5. Still waiting for results from March before the lockdown, so slow!! 😅
  6. Ah that's good to hear! Thank you!
  7. Anyone else still waiting for RAD results from the session just before lockdown? Hard to know when we'll hear! DD took her Grade 7 in the last week before they cancelled all the rest of the exam visits... Hope we don't need to wait until September!
  8. Yes, our lounge is now a dance studio for a lot of the time! Portable barre permanently in there (I'm actually using it too for zoom adult ballet on Fridays!) and Harlequin floor mat soon to arrive... Strange times!
  9. No for dd for SA London - oh well, she enjoyed the audition anyway! All good practice. After three attempts, it looks like it's always going to be a no so maybe that's the end of the Royal journey, but was fun! Well done to all the 'yes' recipients!
  10. My dd had a very positive experience of the SA1 auditions in Covent Garden this week - lovely teacher taking the class and a very friendly atmosphere all round. Now just the waiting game again... Good luck to all who auditioned for Associates. 🙂
  11. I have to say, we experienced the first point at the London Mids auditions last year too. The existing group teacher came and greeted all the pupils she knew, and at the end of the audition she winked and smiled at a couple of them. My dd didn't take much notice, but I thought it was a bit off to show favouritism when the girls were all equally excited and nervous about going in, and we were led to believe it was a level playing field. Not sure whether it had any bearing on who was selected, but I found it a bit cliquey. At least we'll be prepared this year and have no illusions!
  12. Ah thanks, Jan, that's brilliant! Just what I was looking for.
  13. I'm following this thread with interest, as I also have a DD wondering which route to go for... Can anyone recommend/have any experience of any universities (mainstream courses, rather than dance, performing arts etc) where dance societies are particularly strong?
  14. I once asked if we could send in some new photos for a JA application, as we weren't really happy with the batch - we had a very nice reply saying we couldn't send any more, but, and here's the rest of the email: 'please be reassured, for auditions the photos are not for any pre-selection but are referred to at the discussion stage only, if deemed necessary, as the young dancers are seen in person in the audition class and our panel will make judgement on how they present and perform in the studio.'
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