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  1. I did find the brief and it didn't sound like there would be big changes and the direction of travel is most likely linked to tapping into available funding by developing their outreach activities and by running additional money earning ventures. So it's past 5 o'clock - I take it we will not know today?
  2. You would have thought so. As @Newdancermum noted in her post Sadler's Wells is already booked on the usual Sundays in August/September. We have been looking at summer schools and there isn't much time between their senior and junior courses for NYB to go in there. I would need to check last year's diary to see if the days are the same. Looks liek we may be seeing some changes.
  3. I was forwarded this recently https://dancingopportunities.com/national-youth-ballet-executive-director-manager/ Unfortunately the link with the brief is no longer available. My friend and I have had a "reading between the lines" conversation on this and came to any number of conclusions as the what the outcome might be. Anyone have any further insight?
  4. I can understand why RBS associates might be encouraged to apply but not full-time students unless perhaps they feel they need additional work over the summer. I recall the year the Easter course started there were those who applied for both and had places on both, those who applied for both and had a yes for one and a wait list for the other. We didn't personally know of anyone with a yes and a no or a waitlist of a no but suppose that may happen. Not sure if they did it this year but you could prioritise one over the other - not sure how much that mattered as one of DD's friends prioritised summer and had an offer of both and another prioritised Easter and had an Easter offer and a Summer waitlist, with an eventual place. Unfortunately, with the numbers who apply there must be an element of luck as I am sure there are hundreds of lovely dancers who just never get an offer or even a waitlist.
  5. One thing to add is that those offered places have about five weeks from the time of an offer to pay the fees. This is a time that a few may drop out due to the overall cost when they factor in travel and overnights/stays in London. Others may drop out due to injury or other commitments over the coming months so there is always the chance of a place. However the waitlists don't appear to be very short. DD personally knew of at least 10 in her age group with a waitlist for last summer.
  6. Just a quick update on NYB from a friend who works in the industry. He told me that they advertised back in the summer for someone to undertake a three month review, starting in October, to look at their strategy and prepare a report to inform a business plan for some new ways of working (his words from what he remembered of the original advert). This ties in with the information from NYB when they said there will be news come mid-January. Looks like there might be some changes afoot.
  7. A few years back I was told by one of the course administrators that they review the waitlisted DC before offering places out and as @Peanut68 says they fill the places of those who decline or pull out with DC from the same age group. I have not heard of a place from a Spring waitlist but this is a relatively new course. DD's friend was offered a place from waitlist for a Summer school around May one year. I understand that when they get closer to the date they don't offer places when people drop out.
  8. I thought this was interim for the 2019 season. She has recently taken the post of Artistic Director with LCB so made the assumption she wasn't doing NYB.
  9. I contacted them a month ago to ask when audition dates would be available and was told it will be into the new year. Sorry this doesn't answer your question. I got the impression they were not as far ahead in planning than previous years. Have they appointed a new Director yet? I haven't seen anything.
  10. I don't know exactly how many get finals but they look to choose around seven from each age group. That said the oldest girls are age 14 and boys 16 so this does vary. It also depends on the parts and relative height and technical ability. As with everything in the world of dance a no is not always a reflection on ability. Well done to those who have finals and good luck with the audition.
  11. I looked at this also and found their tickets were generally more expensive than booking with the theatre. I have also had this issue with ENB tickets.
  12. Yes it would be part of your adage.
  13. Any of the SD shoes in B width are good for narrow feet. Off topic but DD sometimes goes up a half size and gets the B - don't know why but it works for her.
  14. ENB had a marketing post advertised recently - not sure if it has been appointed to.
  15. Sorry but did you mean summer school or US?
  16. Was this when they offered out their scholarships?
  17. I was looking myself for DD and came across these. Dance ones but not too pricey. Hoping someone might have tried them and can recommend. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seamless-Ballet-Briefs-Underwear-Knickers/dp/B074H6FW82/ref=asc_df_B074H6FW82/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310522242630&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1250642633241465114&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006886&hvtargid=pla-619540062386&psc=1 https://www.katz-dancewear.co.uk/productpage.php?product=1001 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ladies-Ballet-Briefs-Seamless-Knickers/dp/B0747NW1XC/ref=asc_df_B0747LNNW3/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=214088113350&hvpos=1o6&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1250642633241465114&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006886&hvtargid=pla-420956100602&psc=1&th=1
  18. Possibly the same young lady then - hope she makes a speedy recovery. I have been back to the programme and cast sheets and taking account of what others have said about two or three casts I still don't understand the one or two missing from certain year groups for some dances but maybe they have had other opportunities.
  19. Thank you for raising this as I thought it was strange that some of the dancers listed as being part of the year group appeared not to be dancing. For WL years 7, 8 and 9 it looked like they may have all danced in the opening - which I have to say was better than last year and a lovely way to watch technical progress - but when it came to the character dances it was clear that not all of the year group were on stage. One person I don't recall seeing in the US show was the young lady from Australia who gained place last year into 6:1 - did she not subsequently join the school? I will have to go back to the programme and look more closely at who was dancing.
  20. Haven't heard of a waitlist update but we did hear from someone who decided against the full four weeks and at the time of payment gave up two weeks so the other two weeks may have been allocated to someone on the wait list. They didn't say why but hinted that a change in the format and rumours of potentially large class sizes were mentioned by other in the conversation. We do know someone who is still on the waitlist and has asked for an update as they were told there would be a further update in June but without an administrator this may not be forthcoming.
  21. Yes we have heard back but I wouldn't call it an update - still in the same place on the wait list with an update in June! Has anyone been made an offer recently or moved up? DD's friends have pulled out as they felt too high on the list (and have now booked course elsewhere) but we have since heard that it went into the hundreds! Why are so many being kept hanging on?! We have nothing to lose so will hang on in there but I am looking around for a week of dance and hopefully a holiday in the sun - if we can get the two together all the better! Does anyone know what is going on with ENB SS?
  22. You did say earlier that it was your DD's first audition so well done to her for going for a vocational place. As others have said it is not that she failed in any way. There will be hundreds of applications for Tring and only a few are given offers and not all of those will get a scholarship audition. None of us has a crystal ball to know why our DC get offered one thing and not another. The Forum members are many but there will be just as many people out there not on the Forum with experiences of yeses and nos. Everyone has a no at some point, often several in a row but we only hear from those who wish to share this as we do with the yeses. She will have been up against those with and without experience and at this level potential is what they are looking for. She can move on from this with the audition experience under her belt. Ask her teacher(s) for some advice on how to go forward and try again in the future.
  23. Their media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter has been quite active for the last year so maybe they have changed their views relatively recently.
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