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  1. I know of 2 non vocational offered 6.1 and both took up offers elsewhere
  2. My Dd's audition consisted of her taking part in one of the classes, before they started the formal auditions. However I think the audition runs like a normal class. I can tell you a class consists of barre work, then centre work, groups of 3 or 4 from the corner doing combinations of exercises and then in lines where the front line is rotated, this was the same for auditions for upper school. The class is very focused on technique . i doubt there is pointe work as the preliminary audition for upper school doesnt include pointe work.
  3. Malvern Ballet Seminars are excellent, running in the summer this year for the first time, normally just at Easter . @BadBallerina, I think you know my dd,( think we’ve had this discussion previously), she has been to the Easter one if you want to know more and has been taught by Olivia Pickford a lot.
  4. Hi My dd did 3 or 4 years in Elmhurst Ext ass, and finished last year in year 11 as she went to a vocational school. She loved the lessons and found them technically very useful. She had taken RAD adv 1 but I would say the general standard was intermediate. Most people auditioned for Elmhurst Upper School. HTH
  5. My dd is at a vocational school and a lot of them wear convertible tights, but roll them up to the ankle, never actually asked her why ?! Would you be able to do this ? Like this
  6. Dd will not wear theatrical pink as they are too pink ! She prefers Bloch and have to say she’s been at voc school since sept with I think around 6/7 pairs and I’ve miraculosly not been asked to buy any more yet !
  7. This is still the same, the chalets are all 1st years but they don’t accomdate them all, some 1st years live in the village. It’s all self catering etc
  8. Rcs is not boarding either, students have to find their own accomadation but their are strong links with liberty living student accomadation, but they are living independnatly and not on site.
  9. My dd applied to RCS, from memory her personal statement included, dance experience, styles, exams taken, ass courses, summer/ Easter courses, eyb experience, nyb experience, her dance ambitions and why she wanted to join rcs. She has just started at Ballet west so happy to answer questions about that.
  10. My dd was an Elmhurst Extended young dancer and did the audition day, it was even the teacher she normally has and she still found it useful. They explained about numbers and how you would be placed at the barre, then each exercise was ran through and the teacher explained what they would be looking for and how they would be expected to stand and where etc. They did explain it may not be exactly the same exercises on the day but dd said it was more or less. Dd saw it also as an extra opportunity to be seen, show your interest etc, but I doubt it would effect your chances of a place. Dd knows a girl who got a place and did not attend hth
  11. So sorry to hear about your son, I’ve signed, verified and shared on Facebook xx
  12. Yes it’s approx 10 mins from new street to Elmhurst although if around rush around would take a bit longer as it’s a main commuter road into and out of Birmingham and again a 10 minute taxi back into the Crescent.
  13. We have booked holiday inn kings cross for Sadlers wells as actually managed to get with ihg points. Didn't realise re trains from bham. Fortunately dh works near Heathrow so will park there and tube it in.
  14. I’m fairly certain dress rehearsals will be at the Crecent, any hotels on Broad street will be in walking distance, there are quite a few. I work in Birmingham so don’t really use the hotels to recommend one, but they are all fairly standard chains, the Novotel is close, I’ve been into the Hampton Garden Innfor a work function but only reception/ conference room but looked really nice and that’s very close. Any visitors to work we use the Jurys Inn so presume thst is also fairly good. Hope hat helps.
  15. Thanks for this, you would think NYB would alert us when tickets on sale . X
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