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  1. I’m really surprised at this and agree that it must be disheartening for those not greeted by name. I’ve helped out in the past with auditions (not RBS) where the helpers/audition panel didn’t overtly acknowledge children that were already known to them. This seemed very fair to me. Auditions are already so stressful that any feeling of uncertainty or not being as welcomed as others can’t fail to have some impact.
  2. Thanks so much! DD is back from school at the weekend so will measure her to make sure that size will fit and get back to you.
  3. DD needs a black practice tutu for her Intermediate exam, preferably Bloch Belle. She’s a very slim 12 year old so needs petite/extra small size. Trying to avoid paying £50 for a new one! 😩
  4. I have two leotards for sale: Black Capezio leotard size Child Medium. Style CC101 https://www.capezioeurope.com/princess-camisole-leotard Pale pink Mirella leotard size 8-10 years. Style M652C https://uk.blochworld.com/products/girls-mirella-lace-waist-tank-pink Both in good used condition and ideal for spring/summer school. £5 for both or £3 each plus postage.
  5. This sounds so up my DD’s street - I’ve just ordered it for her - thank you!
  6. Not central London, but EYB is also a good performance experience. DD got into LCB after dancing with EYB earlier that year and I really think it helped with her stage skills. You have to audition, but they give places to 40/50% so very good odds.
  7. No as I know that it’s even harder to get a summer place. DD was absolutely fine about it - it’s a bit of a running joke in our house that’s she’s blacklisted by RBS!
  8. Late to the party but DD got her expected no for the spring intensive - we haven’t applied before as after years of no’s for JAs and MAs we weren’t feeling the RBS love 😆. I was glad to see that they have started to write the ‘no’ emails with warmer and more encouraging language - so more chance of getting my £36 next year too ...
  9. She was going to apply again the following November, but got into London Children’s Ballet that autumn so her Sundays were taken up with that and then she got a FT place at Hammond. I do hope your DD tries again. One girl I heard of got an outright no for CBA then was waitlisted for RBS JAs a couple of weeks later which is no mean feat! She got into CBA the second time. You should look at Ballet Boost they have a very good scheme too x
  10. My daughter didn’t get a place when she auditioned for CBA in 2017. As far as I can remember her letter said something along the lines of ‘ blah blah unfortunately not offering xx a place at this time. But her dancing was of a good standard, so we recommend working on xxx and xxxx and coming back and trying again.’ Tring send three types of letter, yes, no and come back. I know of people who have had the ‘come back’ letter several times and also those that have have turned a no into a yes on a second attempt - so nothing is ever a ‘forever no’ xx
  11. Previous year’s dancers don’t automatically make the cut - they are treated the same as the other children at the audition so it’s a level playing field.
  12. In 2017 we got results the Friday after the final audition - so five days later. Good luck everyone 🍀
  13. I seem to remember people saying they got emails last year. We got a letter in 2017.
  14. DD was an associate with the London Ballet Company before going to vocational school. Despite being an associate elsewhere with another, more well-known scheme, TLBC was her favourite. I agree it doesn’t have the benefits of being attached to a vocational school, but we saw it as DD having an instructive and enjoyable class with other likeminded children and as an accompaniment to her other training. She didn’t do any of the holiday schemes due to other commitments. The director also has links with Rambert and Elmhurst I think? Hope that helps.
  15. I heard they might be going to Richmond- upon-Thames in early summer, so that’s possibly the July performance.
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