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  1. I think, like most arts organisations, Royal will be finding themselves in a difficult financial situation this year with the cancellations and refunds they already will have to make for spring and summer, plus the international intensives. A lot of the money they make from the intensives goes towards the school supporting bursaries for students who otherwise couldn't afford to train with the Royal whether it is in full-time training or as a subsidy to the associate programme fees or intensives. By asking for a refund it is taking this money from the most disadvantaged families who really need the additional financial help. I don't think Royal do any of this to make a profit. At the end of the day, I'd rather my £36 went to help an inspiring dancer who really needed the financial help rather than asking for a refund.
  2. Nala

    CAT schemes

    Depending what level your DC goes into it'll be different days. This year CAT Level 1 was Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 16:20 (for a 16:50 class start) to 19:20 and then all day on Saturday from 11:20am (for a 11:50am start) to 16:30 in the first term and 18:00 for the rest of the year.
  3. There is an intensive every school holiday. Not always for the entire week but usually for 2-3 days at least. This academic year the intensives for CAT Level 1 were as follows: Summer - 6th August to 18th August 2018 (each Sunday was off) Hours were something like 11am - 4pm as far as I remember. October half term - 27th and 28th October 2018 February 21st -23rd 2019 April 12th and 13th. May 28th - 1st June (TBC) Hope that helps.
  4. My DS (Level 1) has to be there for 16:30 for a 16:50 start and finishes at 19:20. The older students finish a bit later. Saturday is currently 11:20am to 18:00.
  5. I don’t think the associates are out yet. Just CAT. The boys are both currently in Year 5 if that helps?
  6. It was for CAT level 1 and I’ve heard about two boys who have been offered places. Nothing from any girls as yet.
  7. I think some of the CAT results have started to come out. I know of at least one offer. So hopefully you won’t have to wait too much longer.
  8. We attended this last night and thought the choreography was wonderfully rich and complicated. There was so much to view on stage that I agree about a second viewing. We’re looking forward to seeing the cinema screening later this year. While led the plot was quite complicated in the synopsis, my ten year old, who didn’t read any of the programme prior to watching was able to grasp the main ideas and it didn’t phase him that he didn’t know all the people. He’s been learning about Queen Victoria at school and grasped the main ideas. Personally, I loved the trio of Liko and the two Beatrices.
  9. My DS is 11 and on the CAT programme at Northern Ballet. You can PM me if you like for detailed info but we think it is an amazing programme and my DS has come along loads in the last year. He does classical ballet and Jazz there.
  10. Best of luck for the auditions. My DC is with Northern Ballet and the programme is fantastic! The teachers are great and they are all really friendly when dealing with queries via email or phone. We love it there.
  11. I’m really sorry to hear that. I’m sure that with the experience of doing it once, next year he’ll be better prepared for what to expect and the joy of his dancing will shine through. I also find Cadbury Creme eggs are a fantastic cure all! Best of luck for his next steps. Xx
  12. We were offered week 3 (after applying for week 1) but unfortunately that clashes with RBS summer school so we’re having to turn it down. Hopefully this means someone on the waiting list will get to go instead.
  13. Motomom, how did your son get on? Did he enjoy the day?
  14. Congratulations. My son is going to start at Leeds in the CAT programme in August. He’s both excited and nervous. Maybe we will see you there.
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