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  1. My dd hasn’t done summer school but did audition for full time, and we looked around liberty living, every few rooms share a kitchen and also it is right in the centre of Glasgow so plenty of places to eat.
  2. Annette Nicholson of Nicholson School of dance in Birmingham is an amazing teacher, ex brb dancer and is royal mid associates teacher, she does fortnightly associate classes on a Sunday from age 10, might be worth a look. I’m fairly sure she will also do a one off assessment of potential.
  3. We are doing the same, my husband is Irish, so my dd although born here is automatically an Irish citizen, we currently have the passports form completed just waiting to be witnessed and sent, we think this is all that is needed along with my husbands birth certificate and our marriage certificate, in this scenario for dd’s Irish passport. My dd has just finished 1st year of us, so not looking for jobs yet, but I have looked at some adverts and they say, entitled to work in the EU, I’m presuming after Brexit this won’t apply to British Citizens , but I’m not sure, presumably it will require some sort of visa, suspect this will form part of any withdrawal agreement.
  4. My dd also went to open days at Elmhurst and RCS, both in the autumn term and advertised on the school website, both of them you had to book a place. The Elmhurst one was called an experience day, we booked through Eventbrite it was £50 and was in the October. They got to take part in a class set up as a mock audition, parents got a school tour and a talk. RCS was also through event brite, was early November and you got a tour, to watch 3 classes and a tour of the accomadation. HTH
  5. I agree with every single word of this, my dd is 16 , studying a dance degree, living independently 400 miles away and loves every minute and couldn’t be happier, I ask her often if she wishes she was doing a levels and I get a resounding no in reply, even though this was very much on her radar. That does not mean I don’t question often if we have done the right thing in letting her go, I could never stop her trying to live her dream.
  6. I know of 2 non vocational offered 6.1 and both took up offers elsewhere
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 !
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. So sorry to hear about your son, I’ve signed, verified and shared on Facebook xx
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Thanks for this, you would think NYB would alert us when tickets on sale . X
  21. I think a lot of the places do have open days, we went to the RCS one and it was definitely worthwhile if never been , Elmhurst also have one, we didn’t do that as dd is an Associate but we did do Elmhurst audition prep day which was also very good, details are on both schools websites, or presume will be nearer the time. These were both Oct/Nov. Rcs we had to register and then it opened up on a certain date for you to book onto it.
  22. Absolutely devestated, my dd has been taught by Olivia for several years and she also had some classes and summer schools with Errol, we are all in shock. A great loss to the dance world and particularly Elmhurst. Olivia has helped my dd so much and is an amazing teacher. So very sad
  23. We have had main cast audition results today as well
  24. My dd is an extended ass year 11 and we had an email earlier in the year to say this was the first year they were assessing them and we would get an email advising if they were being offered a place next year. We only had the email this week apologising for the delay and offering dd a place next year. We had to confirm if she was taking it up. Dd is going to vocational school so is not going to be continuing. Thought this might explain the delay in places on the extended scheme as they are clearly waiting for the current ass to confirn if they are continuing.
  25. They run in blocks , current one is until May but if you contact them you may be able to join mid way through, my dd went to the the grade D ones and there was never many in the class , they are once a month on a Sunday, currently at Elmhurst , think this can vary it’s sometimes at Birmingham Royal Ballet. Leona Locke at midlands RAD was who we got the emails from, you pay through eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rad-associate-classes-spring-2018-birmingham-registration-39475746019 <LLocke@rad.org.uk>
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