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  1. Thanks SJBallet - since posting, I have also noticed that on RBS site that they give a list and times. Best wishes
  2. This is completely ignorant of me but how do you know what content to put in a video audition? Thanks
  3. Good luck with the Home Tuition today. My DS is excited about being taught by me today - little does he know! There is of course ballet on his timetable - my turn to learn something 😀
  4. Sorry forget to say.... DS is also a gymnast and so very muscular (for a Y4) and he is also not flat on his froggy but did get in. It might be of interest, that after about 10 weeks of being a JA many of the pupils saw a physiotherapist for areas of development and DS was looked at for his turnout - the feedback was that he has the potential for full turnout (not limited by structure) but limited by his muscular build or more accurately by the other sports pulling that area tight. He just has to work harder on this area and was given additional exercises to do so. Hope that helps 😊
  5. My DS did an Insight Day at Birmingham last year. I know so little about dancing but he had asked to audition for JAs and I was worried that he didn't really know what he would be signing up for or if he was anywhere near good enough. So he did the Insight to gauge potential and whether he would like it or not. The lesson was as described above, he absolutely loved it and the teacher. He came away determined to audition. I has little sense that teachers were looking at potential and if I had not taken DS up to say thank you and farewell at the end then I would have had no feedback (and wasn't looking for any). Upon saying our thanks, the teacher did comment on how well he had done (perhaps just politeness). He did audition and is now a Y4 JA and absolutely loving it. Just enjoy the Insight - it is exactly that, an insight!
  6. DS is very shy so sparkle is a concern- thank you for your thoughts 😊
  7. Thank you, so much to consider. I'm told DS has the talent but possibly not yet the maturity- it's not for this year anyway so time will tell 😊
  8. I took my DS pics on my mobile, with little clue about the positions other than the sketches provided and he got in as a JA so I'm sure they are only used as aids in discussion!
  9. Does anyone have any thoughts whether pupils have more or less chance of WL if they apply for Y9 vs Y7?
  10. Hi All how do SA2 students fair vs White Lodge students in auditions for vocational at Covent Gardens? Thanks
  11. My DS is flexible in front splits and box splits - by hard work. He has never been totally down on his froggy so we also had concerns. He did an insight day before we applied for him to audition and on that day he was encouraged to 'sign up' and more importantly for us - he thoroughly enjoyed the day and was asking to have a go. His dance school is serious about encouraging boys and so they make little fuss about uniform etc so we were not sure he would respond to more formal pedagogy but was blown away by how good the teachers were. All round good experience!
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