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  1. All great ideas! Thank you all so much!!! Xxx
  2. She takes classes at Northern Ballet so hopefully we’d find out about workshops there. Thanks.
  3. I have mixed feelings about this, but as lots of dance schools unofficially use the terms ‘high merit’ and ‘high distinction’ anyway then perhaps it makes sense? It does makes me wonder about how the children achieving a ‘merit’ would feel. That band would then feel quite low and disappointing. BUT the merit marks are so broad that perhaps those getting a ‘high merit’ do need that recognising, as do those ‘high distinction’ wow marks?
  4. I’m feeling very similar feelings at the moment. I think it’s the time of year - hearing all the excitement of friends going to JAs and getting CAT places doesn’t help (although I am of course very pleased for them!) along with the miserable weather, coughs and colds! 😤 My DD had a no for associates and it feels like we’re at a standstill. BUT, after some excellent advice and kind words on here I realise that it’s just a lull in feeling ‘busy’ - it feels like we’re getting nowhere but actually the strength and technique my DD is building now we’re ‘back to basics’ is hugely valuable. After lots of focus on auditions, shows and exams before the summer, I’m taking a step back to appreciate the calm!
  5. She’s 10. We’re near Leeds. It feels like there should be loads of opportunities but my searching leads me nowhere. X
  6. These are great ideas. I’ve had a search for workshops but can’t find any around Yorkshire - perhaps I’m missing something? It was a busy year before the summer with shows, auditions and exams so it does feel strange to be back to being a ballet-taxi! I should definitely make the most of the calm whilst I can! 😁
  7. Thank you for these replies. I’ve got 2 left feet so I’m not sure taking classes myself would be a great idea! 😂 I need to take a step back and let things flow. Audition season will come around all too quickly!
  8. Hi All, This is a bit of a fed up post. I’m feeling a bit disheartened and in limbo and like nothing much is moving forward for my DD. I think it’s because of the ‘not yet’ for associates followed by this year being one without a show or an exam to focus on. Maybe it’s just me and autumn/winter blues. Maybe it’s just that last year was so full of dancing events and this year is about upping her hours and focus. Either way, I feel a bit like there’s something missing. I’m not sure what I’m asking? I just needed to say it. Plus, I’m very aware that she’s ok and perhaps this is something about me rather than her? Thanks 😕
  9. I had wondered about this which made me think sticking to Phoenix and/or NSCD would be good options. I think we might wait a year though, she’s still so young.
  10. Thanks for the replies. I think i’ll look at options and see what fits around her ballet schedule. It might be worth waiting until she’s in year 6 maybe, dependant on how the next round of auditions go.
  11. She’s 10, but year 5 at school. I always had the impression that contemporary was better left to secondary school age but wondered whether to add it to her schedule this year. We’re near Leeds so have both Phoenix and NSCD nearby.
  12. Hi there, Is there a good age to start contemporary dance classes? DD currently has an exclusively ballet schedule (3-4 hours a week) and i’m wondering whether to add contemporary into the mix? xxx
  13. That’s where I park but I end up needing to pay for 2 hours and it’s twice a week so it’ll start adding up - c£70/term which could pay for another class! It’s just a bit frustrating and i’m a bit grumpy that there aren’t really any other options. I had wondered about this as an option. She’s got a medical need which means I need to be nearby but if it’s only 5mins that might be ok.
  14. We live in Leeds but annoyingly too far away so i’d end up dropping off, driving home and then straight back again! Plus DD has a medical need which means I need to stay close by.
  15. If anything, this thread has made me feel better that i’m not alone in my grumpiness at the parking charges! 😂 Seriously though, it pretty much adds up to the same as an extra class each week! But, perhaps it’s worth it? One week of northern ballet classes and there’s a huge difference in her already! I wonder what they do to them in there? 😂
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