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  1. Everyone applies in the same way online. You can apply for White Lodge, Mids, or Both. It does ask if you are a JA on the form. Everyone has to attend the preliminary auditions. Then onto finals at White Lodge if chosen. X
  2. My son started as a Year 4 JA in the September, then started at Tring as a Year 4 in the January. They do change a lot in a year, plus in our experience they don't take many Year 4's. More seem to enter the JA programme as a Year 5. Good luck with your auditions! X
  3. My son started Tring CBA when he was 8. He is now 11 and moving onto a full time vocational school, but will always look fondly on his time at CBA. They are extremely welcoming and friendly and are always there to talk to if you have any concerns or questions. The studios are lovely and bright. A nice waiting area for parents with tea, coffee, biscuits and wi-fi. The all boys younger class is 10 - 11.15am first class, then a 15 min break, and then 11.30 - 12.15. The male teacher is excellent and my son says some of the exercises are very similar to his RBS JA class. Also being all boys there is a nice focus on boys work. At the end of every term parents can watch the ballet class and after the children get to experience a guest teacher teaching another style. We've had contemporary, jazz , MT, flamenco. We have no experience of ballet boost but have heard good things about that programme too. Anyway, our experience of Tring has been nothing but positive. Good luck with your training. X
  4. After all our excitement of yesterday and I think it's sunk in, we have a yes for Year 7 boys! X
  5. My son was at the Year 7 boys final. He loved the whole day even though it was an audition with pressure which was lovely to hear!
  6. I believe last year they all danced but I could be wrong as didn't know all the year 5 children. I suppose it depends from year to year and nothing is ever certain. X
  7. My son danced last year at the summer fair as a JA. It's a lovely day! The children are very well rehearsed and polished as they are representing the Junior Associate Programme. But it's a wonderful experience to be apart of! X
  8. Year 7 boys audition done today! All done, still smiling and now the waiting! 😜
  9. I hope it's ok to start a thread for 2020 auditions for The Royal Ballet School. I see there is an Elmhurst thread and it's been lovely to read. We're on the audition circuit this year for year 7 and always find it helpful and supportive to find a thread with people going through the same thing. Good luck to everyone auditioning this year and big hugs to the supportive parents who ride the rollercoaster with them! X
  10. A lovely yes for my little boy in group 1! A happy house tonight! Hope there were lots of lovely yes letters received for finals. X
  11. My son didn't wear his Royal JA uniform either in group 1. X
  12. It might be deliberate grouping, but who knows how they sort all that lovely talent out!
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