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  1. Centre Pointe based in Manchester have a fantastic associate scheme called Pointe4wds places are still available
  2. Dance Essentials at Centre Pointe in Denton are fantastic, all pointe shoes are fitted by Caroline Wright ex dancer trained at RBS, taking appointments at the moment
  3. I think it is only a matter of time before the cover is blown on abusive dance teachers as well. I have first hand experience of both abuse at vocational schools and also part-time dance schools. Listening to the statements from gymnasts it was so similar to experiences I myself have had as a young pupil many years ago at a top vocational school, but also some of my pupils at my own dance school that have disclosed some of their own experiences at their previous dance schools. I implore young dancers and parents to come forwards you have a voice and it needs to be heard! The teachers/abusers t
  4. Signed, I will also share on my Facebook tomorrow and by email to all my contacts. Well done
  5. I was responsible for writing the post you have spoken about, yes I have had some horrendous abuse! But I stand by every word I wrote, I have trained some stunning students who have gone on to become current senior soloists in leading ballet companies alongside current west end performers, but the thing that I am most proud of is the articulate well adjusted young adults I have also had the pleasure of nurturing over many years. Please message me if you are interested in the matters I have discussed, the only way to bring about change is by uniting! The current STATE of the Dance W
  6. I would also highly recommend Centre Pointe in Manchester, on their social media they have recently just announced that one of their pupils has just got RAD Advanced 2 with 96 marks Distinction. They have a very experienced RAD faculty and are renowned for getting exemplary results.
  7. Centre Pointe Manchester also run PBT classes at their studios, maybe call them 0161 3370300 and find out more. They have an excellent reputation
  8. There’s an EXCELLENT dance shop in Manchester!! Dance Essentials based at Centre Pointe dance studios. They are renowned for pointe shoe fittings. Great stock and the best service!!
  9. Unfortunately it’s not getting better it’s getting worse and until we have an independent governing body that can have powers required to investigate serious complaints against dance teachers ( I am talking independent part time schools) then our children are subject to atrocious behaviour both mental and physically harming. We have several schools that have styled themselves on a famous oversized American woman!!! And as this teaching method of bullying has been celebrated on tv some individuals think it is the only way to succeed
  10. Centre Pointe in Manchester have just released a new associate scheme called POINTE4WDS sounds great!!! To include ballet, contemporary and different styles of Jazz, they are due to hold auditions soon.
  11. Centre Pointe Manchester are launching their BTech extended diploma in Dance this September and are currently auditioning. Exceptional high standard of training with an emphasis on nurturing and individual care. Past graduates take up places in all current top colleges to undertake degree courses.
  12. Hi there, Centre Pointe Manchester offers Private lessons with Simon Gray I know he gets very booked up, but it may be a possibility?
  13. I would highly recommend Dance Essentials at Centre Pointe, from Piccadilly Gardens there are two direct bus services takes approximately 20mins. The phone number is 0161 3370300 and they stock Freeds, Grishko and Bloch. Open all day Saturday and Sunday, if it’s just soft blocks that you need then you don’t need an appointment, but pointe shoes will need an appointment as these are fitted by Caroline Wright ex RBS and current RBS teacher hope that helps!
  14. My sentiments exactly! The relationship between teacher and pupils/parents has to be very clear. When boundaries are broken it becomes a very dangerous situation. Pupils are desperate to please and will comply with the most ridiculous and extreme pressures placed upon them involving excessive training verging on abuse. these kinds of teachers should be locked up they are not safe and are only in it for their own gain, when a pupil falls by the wayside whether through injury or just generally feeling lost they are dismissed and replaced.
  15. Yes the teacher is young however the principal is not and should know better
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