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  1. I was just thinking perhaps we shouldn't even bother with the MA application this year, so this was nice to read.
  2. That must have been unexpected? I am assuming they have fewer places than normal this year due to covid. It's a waitlist for us too.
  3. Does anyone know when we can except to hear back regarding the Royal Ballet spring intensive?
  4. Hello, I have posted before regarding lower schools but realised I never asked this particular question! So just as the title says, has anyone been waitlisted for JAs (or received a 'not yet') but never been offered a place, but still been offered a White Lodge place? Or is a no/wait list for Year 6 JAs a pretty good indicator that there isn't much point in applying for White Lodge or mid associates?
  5. Thank you all for taking the time to respond, there is so much wonderful advice here and I am sure it will be helpful to all who read this. We truly value all our children's after school activities (dd's siblings have very different interests and talents) for so many reasons. I believe that sports/dance/music/etc teaches so many invaluable life skills, particularly when done beyond a purely recreational level. Whatever their chosen field is, it can get incredibly competitive beyond a certain point (as an example, ballet has nothing on football in this respect, in my experience pare
  6. What is the best way to get an indication/assessment of future potential? I worry that my (year 6) dd’s teachers only tells me what she/he thinks I want to hear... especially post/mid (?) Covid I’m sure every student is needed in order to keep the revenue stream going. Things are very complicated and political in my DD’s ballet school and I probably shouldn’t listen to what the other parents say, but all the talk has gotten to me and I now really worry that my dd is at the bottom of her class by some margin. It is just so hard to tell. I think she dances beautifully but as parents we are all b
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  8. We got a SWL for JA’s in London. I understand it’s is unlikely to change to a yes but still better than a no!
  9. Thank you everyone, we will speak with dd's teacher once we are back to normal again
  10. Not good news as such but I have to say that ballet has turned out to be far more lockdown compatible than we feared. My dd is doing more ballet now than ever before as all her teachers are streaming their classes, and have added more options than what was previously timetabled. Online classes are working out really well and she is enjoying seeing her friends. As a bonus she has also been able to do classes with other schools and teachers too as there is loads to close from on Instagram and youtube!
  11. Thank you for taking the time to reply. Dd is 10. She is at a stage where all the hard work is beginning to pay off in some small ways so she is quite enthusiastic about her training, and would like to do more. Her teacher has encouraged her and some of her friends to apply to the Royal Ballet JA (which is obviously a very long shot) but I'm not sure how she would feel about taking lessons in the same style with another teacher/school. Not that any of these things matter right now... sigh!
  12. Hi, My daughter is keen to do more ballet, however her current school does not offer any additional classes that she could take. We have found another studio which teaches the same method and after attending a trial class, she'd love to join there too for an additional one or two classes per week. I'd love to hear from the experienced dance parents on this forum. What is the etiquette, should we get the blessing of her current teacher before we add any additional lessons? What would be the best way to goo around this? Perhaps this is a non issue, but we have been with h
  13. Hi, is the Ballet Boost leotard still available? Thanks
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