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  1. Urdang and London studio centre both have associate schemes with a mix of dance styles. I have also heard of youth companies like One Youth Dance and the jazz associates seems to be very popular and offers classes in jazz, contemporary/lyrical and commercial.
  2. Arts 1 in milton Keynes do a dance course which is very good Dance box (in mk too) also do a dance course Both are gov funded but contain 20+ hours of dance which is much more than the standard 12 at other colleges plus both perform at move it and other events
  3. Thank you so much to everyone who has replied ๐Ÿ˜Š as I'm relatively new to dance (only been doing ballet for around 6 months) and come from a more commercial jazz background your advice and everything else I've read on this forum is really appreciated x
  4. I've taken heel classes (more dancing in stilettos and heeled boots๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜) but haven't ever danced in new yorkers so will definitely take your advice of a 2 inch heel!! Sorry if I'm sounding slightly stupid but I've seen jazz taps and normal taps which would you suggest? Yes I have contacted the college and they've told me the induction packs don't get sent out until the summer term,I think after the last round of auditions in June, which when I'm as excited as I am is a long wait๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ slightly off topic but did your daughter find the mt btec a good grounding for uni/college auditions?
  5. Thankyou both so much and yes I meant New Yorkers rather than the RAD shoes!
  6. Thankyou for your reply, They haven't sent any induction information yet sand as it's a small, newer Mt college there isn't much information online. It doesn't seem like they are particularly strict on shoes so I may just get them an keep them in the box so they can be returned easily if wrong. I'm quite impatient๐Ÿ˜‚ what heel size character shoes should I get and what brands do you recommend. It's so hard to know whether to spend more on higher quality or get cheaper tap and character shoes for now and see how I get on with them. Decisions decisions!!
  7. Hi I have a place to study musical theatre btec at a performing arts college for September. What tap shoes and character heels would you suggest I buy? I haven't tapped before so want something suitable for my level but will also last as I (hopefully) improve. Thankyou in advance
  8. At urdang they suggested English, history, business, biology and pe as options as well as theatre studies before degree that would be useful, but to be honest it's much more important to do what you're good at and enjoy. There is no right or wrong just what works for now. If there is a dance btec option instead of alevel maybe that would have more practical work unless your daughter enjoys the mostly theory GCSE course and is prepared to not do that much dance at alevel (obviously depends on the provider). There is also a course called core maths which is a level 3 qualification for
  9. Hi, I'm not sure where abouts you are based but here are a few options I have heard of (they lean towards more jazz/mt than classical ballet though so may not be useful to you so sorry if that's the case) I know urdang offer a fully funded level 3 course called the AVT. It is 21 hours I think and they have 20-30 on the course. It does say you need to live within travelling distance to London but on the open day they did say that it was flexible. Their qualification is a level 3 ocr worth 2 alevels so perhaps not enough to gain entry into some of the schools later on that
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