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  1. Thanks Dancermom. Managed to order some for deilivery to UK.
  2. There’s Fouette, in Urmston. They’ve been very good for us in the past. Only thing is, that it changed owners in the last week or so- don’t know if that will have any affect.
  3. Those are exactly what I'm looking for dancemom2 🙂. Did you order them from the US? Thanks for that.
  4. Hi, Don't know if these exist but...I'm on the hunt for some low rise ballet tights (pink) and preferably, convertible. I've searched online but without success. DDs just got a lovely new leotard with an open back but, according to her, the waistband of her tights is showing (at the back) and spoiling the look. Any ideas? Thanks 🙂
  5. Most, if not all, of the boys in DD's year are similar in size to the girls. Don't think there are any big and powerful frames amongst them so don't be discouraged by his size. Like you see on here all the time, you just don't know what they're looking for! 😀
  6. Hi Moofa, My DD wrote two or three sentences after we had a chat about the sort of things to include. I didn't write it on my own as I thought it should come from a child's perspective with suitable language. She put down things like...hearing about the school through dancing friends at Associates classes and competitions as well as loving to dance. Not overly sophisticated. This is her first week at Elmhurst and she's loving it! It's so hard to be without her at home though!! Good luck to your son.
  7. Takes me back to this time last year when we were waiting. Anxious, anxious times... DD joined year 6 last year and had her final class today. It finished with the DC being presented with their certificates. Loads of photos and tears all round (parents and DC!). It's been a fabulous year with lovely new friends made. DD and some of her friends off to vocational school in September. If it's a no this time, don't give up. Try again next year - we did. Good luck to those still waiting. x
  8. Well done to your DD! Assuming it's the same format as the original finals, that day was made up of..... ballet class (approx. 1.5-2 hrs) - parents had to leave the building during this time a tour round the school and student accommodation for both parents and DC physio assessment (no parents allowed) parent and candidate interview with senior member of staff (low key and friendly!) Q&A session with Assistant Head, Head of Academics and a member of the Finance team plus a few current Year 7s describing their experiences. Not many parents attended this. Think that's it! Good luck x
  9. My DDs currently in Year 6 JAs . Never had any formal assessment feedback at all. She started last September and in early October I did have a telephone appointment with the teacher. This was at a very superficial level and really didn't give that much insight into how DD was progressing. I felt it was more about feeling out our intentions regarding full time training. On the flip side, in response to e mailing the teacher with audition results, I have had a couple of lovely comments, about DD, back in reply. They seem quite happy to respond but they're not necessarily proactive about it. At our class, it's very difficult to talk face to face with the teacher and any mums that have tried to are usually told to send an email. Mostly an issue of practicality, I know.
  10. My DD auditioned in her black, full sole leather shoes from her normal class and got a place. DD liked these as, according to her, it showed that she worked hard. For the JA class, she wore ballet pink, full sole, leather shoes as per the JA uniform list. On the first day there however, the JA teacher announced to all us mums and dads that she was happy for them to wear ballet pink satin shoes. x
  11. Hello Anxiousdancemum! I'm a new Elmhurst Year 7 mum too. Still getting my head round it all. Like everyone keeps saying on here, I think we've just boarded the scariest roller-coaster ever! x
  12. My DD got a yes for Elmhurst (Year 7). She's over the moon and I'm so proud of her but I'm feeling a bit over-whelmed by it all right now. Sorry to those with a no/not yet. Keep at it. x
  13. So frustrating! They made it very clear on the day that we'd hear by the end of last week and on top of that, to send it out 2nd class is unbelievable. My nerves are shredded!!
  14. Postman's just been - still nothing from Elmhurst!!
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