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  1. For anyone interested in RCS Junior Conservatoire, I just noticed on their Facebook page that they are going to be delivering a Modern Ballet class in Edinburgh. This used to only be offered in Glasgow. Looks like closing date for next session is 17 May.
  2. What level is your daughter applying for at SB? DD is currently in level 1 Mid associates which is for S1 so one weekly class with around 25-28 children. Good number of boys accepted on the class - maybe 8 or so in our class. She applied for EFB last year and was accepted but in the end we didn’t accept the place simply due to class time conflicts as DD wanted to do RCS junior conservatoire aswell. RCS juniors is a good class because they only have about 15 in my daughter’s group and she has the same teacher in this class as she does for her Scottish Ballet Mids class. So again, excellent teaching.
  3. We are a no for Dundee. Disappointed as DD had SWL for JA 2 years ago, SWL last year for Mids and was eventually offered a Wait list place in Newcastle which we turned down due to COVID situation which is annoying when it ended up on Zoom mostly! We’re hoping she would get a place or SWL this year but sadly not. But shows that wait list places are offered. Good luck to everyone else!
  4. This is a really interesting thread. Thank you to everyone for sharing your personal stories and thoughts on this as I have started thinking about these issues with my 12 year old. I see her feeling self conscious over her developing body and it can’t be easy for them when they are standing around in leotards. I feel for the original poster who wants to protect her daughter from feeling emotionally upset at the situation and it is hard to give advice. Very tough situation!
  5. I was hoping we would know by end April as it starts to have an impact on other associate schemes and whether to apply, pay audition fees etc. They might send an update confirming timeframe - especially if they start getting lots of queries. Would hate to have to wait until late May!
  6. I can speak from our own experience of the culture in the junior conservatoire and the staff we have worked with and can honestly say that it is a really nurturing environment. DD absolutely loves it and wants to do the modern ballet course in the future. Many of the same teachers work on the degree course. We also know students who completed the BA Modern Ballet course and have ended up moving on to work in companies after graduation and have had really positive experiences. Well done to your DS for his offer!
  7. Agree that it’s important to get the balance right and not commit to too much but think the difference here is that the RBS JA is fortnightly in this centre and not every week like most JAs and the other class runs most of the time on the RBS free week apart from those days that clash. So I guess it is just like having one weekly associate class.
  8. Shame they are both on Sundays! It is really good to try out different schemes and see what works well for your daughter and great to have these under her belt which will help her in the future! An exciting journey ahead!
  9. How exciting for your daughter. Congratulations! I think it can be useful to do both because there are different styles of teaching which really benefits at that age. But only if you can fit it in without stressing the family out and rushing about too much. Plus there will be homework exercises given that she will be expected to do. And both programmes come at a cost which is expensive on top of the normal ballet classes. One thing the associate programmes are all agreed on is that they don’t like students missing classes or leaving early. But sounds like the travel isn’t too much of an issue for you. I’m assuming DD is keen to do both!
  10. That’s a good point. I guess they may have downloaded them but maybe not. I guess they might contact me if they try and look again and there is a problem with the video
  11. Just a word of warning to anyone who created a Vimeo plus account. I’ve just noticed a payment of £89.20 pending to come off my account. To avoid this you have to opt out of auto-renew before 30 days has lapsed. So make sure you do this and remove your card details too. I Didn’t even remember adding them when I set up the account. I just googled how to cancel the subscription and it was really easy - just a few steps. Thought I should mention it in case it affects anyone else!
  12. Yes it’s a bit odd. We are pleased with the SWL anyway and you’re right, could be loads of change by Sept anyway!
  13. It does seem that there are a lot on the waiting list this year, certainly on this forum. It’s weird that on my Vimeo plus it still shows that our video hasn’t been watched. All that checking was for nothing!
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