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  1. I haven't @BattementBatty, I had actually forgotten we still had to pay until someone asked me the other day how much it was! Carried away in the excitement of hoodies and leotards 😂
  2. We have a similar issue, and I know even now that DD will have to miss 2 RBS classes for gymnastics competitions (in our case). The dates for the gymnastics competitions are set for the whole of our region and if she doesn't attend on those specific dates she will miss out on being to move up to the next grade or level for another whole year until the next date comes around. DD is planning to stop gymnastics this time next year so hopefully the year after it will be easier. We have the added complication of having to miss another 2 weeks because we had booked a holiday months ago before she even tried out for JA - unfortunately our school holiday week is not in line with the holiday week that RBS are taking so she will miss two Saturdays for that as well... I feel pretty bad about it but there's really nothing we can do. I'm planning to send an email explaining the situation - we didn't know that JA was a real possibility when we booked our holiday but I propose to say to them that going forward we will obviously work around the JA dates.
  3. I saw it on Monday and loved it. I've never posted thoughts on a performance here before (I generally use the forum in relation to my DD and DS) so please excuse my very non-expert opinions... While the dancing was excellent and the set and lighting incredibly clever, I was most taken by how emotionally moving the whole thing was. I've seen a lot of ballet and never felt particularly 'moved' before, but the relationship between John and Abigail and then the extreme hurt of Elizabeth as she walked in on them was just portrayed so well. The uniform dancing of the church congregation in contrast to the wild frenzy and screams of the young girls was brilliant and the ending is just so well done. There is an emotionally charged pas de deux near the end (between John and Elizabeth) which I wanted to go on and on - and i think that was exactly the intention as you knew what was about to happen and that they had to be forced apart imminently. I would highly recommend it seeing it if you have the opportunity.
  4. We're back from holidays now and starting to think about getting organised for next term - have returned to an exciting parcel containing the tracksuit top, belt and ribbon 🙂 My DD is 8 in August and v small so we went for the smallest sizes in everything - the size 0 leotard fits perfectly other than the wide crotch as others have mentioned. The tracksuit top is baggy but fine. Has anyone found any navy leggings or joggers that match it well? I didn't buy the official ones having read the comments here.
  5. Hi all - we have finally accepted DD’s place today after a week of discussion 😂 she will be in the Newcastle class - I’ve ordered a size 0 leo and a 7/8 jacket and hoping it all fits as she is a small 7 year old, not 8 until August... thanks for all the tips above!
  6. Hi all 🙂 Good info here already - thanks! We haven’t officially accepted the place yet (as we are in discussions about what centre DD will go to) so I haven’t got the info pack through. Can I just check - does it specify leather ballet shoes for girls? DD has only ever had satin so may need to find a new style that fit well in leather if so (her feet are incredibly narrow so shoes can be tricky to find!)
  7. Well 45 pages later and over two months since I started this thread... we have a yes! Second choice centre but it’s totally fine and actually that centre is closer to us so it probably works out better to be honest. A huge well done to everyone - how amazing of them all to throw themselves in to these things and go for it. Hope those with a Not Yet bounce back quickly - I’m sure they will.
  8. Aw I’m sorry to hear that - I hope she’s ok x
  9. Surely they can’t leave only London day 4 until Monday?!
  10. It’s been up to about 6pm I think on previous days
  11. This is getting hard work now isn’t it?! Hopefully it will be over soon for both of us 🤞🏻
  12. Incidentally my DD was the second last number in the last group of the last day of London auditions. So when I (eventually...) get an email then you can rest assured someone’s turning on their out of office and running out the door thinking thank goodness that’s all done for another year 😂
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