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Mummy twinkle toes

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  1. I would second the recommendation for Adam Pudney’s class at Pineapple. It is aimed at adult beginners so he will not get as many corrections as he may be used to. Both my Dds have done his classes before and my youngest would have been 13 then and really enjoyed. Danceworks also offer ‘open’ classes but are strict about ages that can participate. Both dance studios post their timetables on their websites online.
  2. Unfortunately, not all degree courses provide full funding and each institution will have their own entry requirements. Bird and Performers do require level 3 qualifications so A levels, BTEC National or Access to HE for their degree. They accept GCSE for their Diploma courses. Dada’s may be offered with these. Dada’s do reduce fees but you may need to pay for accommodation as the cut off threshold is low for accommodation assistance. Dependent on where the school is this could be expensive. For us it was cheaper to pay the outstanding LSC fees (9k but we get maintenance loan we can use to reduce this to 4K) than accept a Dada at a different school. The Dada would have reduced fees to 2k a year 😊but accommodation was 13k a year🤪.
  3. Yes. I was pointing out that you generally have to be 18 to go on Bird and Performers’s degrees. Their degrees require A levels. Central, RCS and LSC will accept 16 year olds on their degrees.
  4. The funding for Urdang, Bird and Performers can depend on age. Bird, for example, offers Dada for 16 year olds. Their degree requires A levels. LSC offers a classical ballet degree from 16 now.
  5. LSC is classed as a private University and charges similar fees to Arts Ed. Their new degree courses are validated by the University of Creative Arts. LSC do have good links with Chester House. They provide catered halls at a very reasonable price. Luckily we live in Wales so we get very good maintenance loans that pay for the halls and have surplus to put towards the fees. LSC also offer scholarships for certain incomes.
  6. The Hammond also offer a dance course with A levels. There are hardly any courses which just do ballet now as most will also do contemporary and jazz. Moorland and Tring are very good but with limited funding on offer. The other alternative is to do A levels online or complete the equivalent in Cyprus and then pursue training. Lots more schools offer classical ballet with diploma or degree.
  7. Thanks Lara, I will check my emails too.
  8. Has anyone had a schedule or a list of what is needed?
  9. Hi Milzmam, Always worth applying if your Dd wants to. The worst outcome will be a no but the best would be a place. If you don’t try then you won’t know. We know 2 girls who became SAs after several nos at JAs and MAs. Good luck 🤞🏻
  10. Congratulations Primrose on receiving an OBE and for highlighting such an important aspect of care. I am just so sorry you lost your son. I have shared Oliver’s story with student nurses so they are aware to see and hear the person and not a ‘disability’.
  11. We have booked Premier Inn in Earls Court. It is about 35 minutes walk or there is a bus. My other Dd is doing a different course so Earls Court is a good base.
  12. Dd1 has been accepted for intensive course 1 but clashes with another course and we will lose our deposit 😟 We are not sure about swapping to course 2 as DWC have still not announced their timetable. Dd1 really wants to do ENB. Anyone else doing course 1?
  13. EFB is run by Peter Schaufuss who set up ENB school and has been Artistic Director of numerous famous companies. Johann is a very good teacher. Your Dd will be in very good hands.
  14. Dd1 is meant to be going to Moscow for Bolshoi SI. Is anyone else considering or going? Not sure about travel with Covid.
  15. Both schools are good so I think you need to go with which you prefer. Dd1 has opted for LSC but really liked KS dance too. LSC’s new course is specialist from the beginning but you will still do other genres. LSC does require a fee top up but there are scholarships available. Luckily, student finance in Wales is generous so makes it doable. We would have had to pay accommodation fees with Dada. Dd1 loved the idea of being in London and Chester House is reasonable and includes food. Dd1 also knows some of the ballet faculty at LSC who have coached her previously and have been excellent. Dd1 is very classical but is aware that classical work is hard to obtain. For that reason I also liked that LSC are very strong in other genres so if ballet did not work out there were other possible options.
  16. Dd1 has decided to do the classical ballet course. Is anyone else joining in September?
  17. I have also just read an interview with Misty Copeland. She is 5ft 2 and a 32D so a bigger bust hasn’t stopped her.
  18. Sarah Hay who was the star of Flesh and Bone was a D cup. She trained at SAB. She has discussed how US companies asked her to get a breast reduction but she declined and danced in Europe instead. She joint the Semperoper ballet in Dresden.
  19. Hi Liliya, I would suggest contacting Olga at Masters Ballet Academy as she had a pupil there up until last year at least (she may still be there).
  20. Hi Shauna, Another vote for Brighton Academy. Free to apply and is fully funded. The degree is underwritten by Bath Spa.
  21. Hi Dancingsantosisters, I am not sure exactly as we applied for 6th form but there are not loads. You can contact them to see what type of funding may be on offer. All private schools have had restricted incomes due to Covid. Some of their current bursary holders have stayed on due to impact of Covid.
  22. There were only a few bursaries available. The situation may improve in the future.
  23. Dd has attended previous Spring and Summer courses there. The current venue is in a safe area. You are not far from Kensington/Chelsea. There are good bus routes and you can hire Santander bicycles in the street it is. They share the building with an art college. Dd found studios to be good. ENB has top floor of building, I believe. I know they were intending to move last year, but do not know why there is a delay. The hostel they recommend for girls is closer to their current location so worth baring in mind if they relocate. I prefer their current location. The hostel offers a meal plan and was in the region of £13000 a year. Congratulations on the offer.
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