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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
  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!
  12. Hi All we have someone from WL visiting for an assessment at the next JA session - is this normal and if so, does anyone know what they are looking at? Thanks
  13. Hi my son also had the email and he is at Eastleigh. I think all the JA boys received it. The commitment is huge and not possible for us in Southampton, I'm in a new job and so many clashes for my DS. I also felt bad not being able to enable this opportunity but I console myself with the fact that it really is not possible and there will be other chances. Last year there were RBS auditions for Mayflower Southampton which would have been more doable.
  14. I share your pain. Until a few weeks ago DS (* years old) did 18 hours of gymnastics - he competed in the foundation age British Championships in Liverpool this summer and came away with two golds. He did, Modern Tap, Contemporary, Street and Ballet. He has always said ballet is his first love and is so proud to start this weekend as a JA. As much as he loves ballet he likes gym and has of course got a few people interested in his development which flatters him. When I speak to him about it (daily) he still wants to do ballet. The JA lesson clashes with both gymnastics and dance so he has re
  15. Hi Sarahitaly I can't recall all the good advice through the thread but I have fanally managed to get all the stuff for my DS - age 8. DS is exactly average height and average weight for his age (red book curve). He is narrow waist, hip and slightly long legged (not massively) and a little broad shouldered. I bought the boys leotard his stats suggests is Size 1 so bought this - he could not even come close to getting it on - ordered a size 2 which does fit snugly (so sizes are smaller than you would think. I would prefer a bigger size but the next size up is for 11 year
  16. Hi All - my DS will be JA1 (Y4) at Eastleigh. Are there any others on the blog that has their DC attending this class?
  17. That must have been such a 'heart in mouth' moment 😊
  18. Thank you for clarifying - much appreciated 😊
  19. It did seem odd (in a nice way) having other boys around. DS is always the only one in ballet. I am completely new to all this and so the following could be totally wrong but I seem to recall someone saying that they like the boys to all go to London when they get to y6 (or it might be MA). 😊
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