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  1. Mummy twinkle toes I hope you’ve received a full refund by now. I’d like to think that by this forum thread not being hidden it may have helped other parents. Do let us know how you got on.
  2. Parents may be able to pm you with contacts etc if you could give us a bit more information like whereabouts in the country you are and your child’s age and what syllabus they follow at the moment. Most parents know about their local schools and programmes.
  3. Remind all your dancers that flexibility alters due to hormones what comes naturally one term feels impossible the next. That is completely normal
  4. According to Company House they are still going and according to social media they had a virtual open day yesterday. They can’t be named on this forum, might be best to contact CAB or a solicitor to get a full refund.
  5. In my opinion these are Masterclasses and they are being taught by a ballet mistress and ballet masters that are passionate artistes with experience and qualifications that make them suitable to use the title ‘masterclasses.’ Lucky children for those that can afford it and can get there, if my DC was still in training I know what she would be getting for Christmas.
  6. If she enjoys Movement to music in both ballet and modern she will become a confident more versatile dancer and performer.
  7. Just a thought it’s also worth researching, whichever school you attend, do they proactively try and get you work. After that first year of company applications is over, the kudos of which school you attended diminishes No one puts the name of their school on their CV after a time, they put the ballet mistress or ballet masters name that they feel trained them, choreographers they have worked for details and productions they have danced in.
  8. One of those rare exceptions trained at LJSB until yr7, then all through WL, then all through Upper school, without injury, who did not get company.
  9. This is a good time to research the schools policies on injuries, Students being allowed to access medical facilities and support given to student when injured. You may be surprised at what you hear, if you ask the current students about their experiences. Hopefully most schools are reviewing their policies in light of recent events, I’d be honest with the school.
  10. Congratulations how exciting. I don’t know how many children in a class this coming year, children are placed in classes according to their focus and bodies development. So don’t worry if she spends two years in one class. Your child is very lucky to be part of something so very special. Hard work in comparison to other programmes but she will have fun and make lifelong friends.
  11. Might be worth ringing RAD and ISTD and finding out which qualified teaches for vocational exams are in North Norfolk, I know Charlotte has retired from Central in Norwich but it is still open with new owners, Guildhall is still going and the teachers qualifications are on line. RAD HQ is the best place to check out teachers.
  12. ONCNP thank you i didnt know how to post the results Shocking 900 ballet trained dancers surveyed i believe , absolutely shocking
  13. When researching Upper schools as Anna C says if there are Terms and Conditions read them carefully. If instead they have a Contract I strongly suggest you send it to your family solicitors and contact the local Education Authority to ensure that the studios are a safe environment where they follow Health and Safety, UK Government Safeguarding policies and promote the welfare of ALL children and are not just a private company with beautiful studios and expensive private accommodation your child must stay in. Feel free to PM me with any further questions.
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