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  1. Those studies of dancers appear to quite old 20-30 years and I am wondering what criteria they are using for ‘hypermobility’ that gave 0% of principals of RB/ ABT/ NYCB with it. Possibly they’ve adjusted the criteria to take account of training? To meet the ‘layperson’ definition of hypermobility you really don’t have to be amazingly bendy! I’m not sure how much difference early stretching and training makes. The vast majority of babies are extremely flexible. It seems more common in some countries that parents who are aspiring for their children to be dancers/gymnasts will help them stretch from a very early age
  2. That’s a shame. I agree with you that streaming is an excellent method of ‘outreach’, probably far more effective than some of the other methods they use. As someone who was busier than usual during the pandemic (work, homeschool etc!) I haven’t watched much via streaming and seems like I’ve missed out now then! I know some have struggled with the technology but I don’t think these things necessarily have to go out live. this country has taken an enormous gamble with not double vaccinating under 18s, whilst encouraging high infection numbers in that age group. Whether that will pay off for society is yet to be seen, I just hope our young people don’t end up with a high number of long term complications.
  3. They say 2-3 tampons equivalent and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. Some of the other brands are less good and I’m not sure about the high leg style. They also do an overnight one which is the equivalent of 3-4 tampons
  4. Very few situations in life are black and white it comes down to a fine balancing act of positives against negatives. I’ve never felt any school to be totally perfect with no downsides. I feel for all the parents as it’s so difficult to know what is really going on. Teens are secretive and embarassed and immature, abusers are cunning and hide their behaviour. I think it’s a big mistake as a society to put the responsibility purely on parents, that’s why we have safeguarding to try and pick up patterns of behaviour that may seem insignificant alone. Parents are not going to be party to confidential safeguarding reports so are making decisions on very little information
  5. Might just be me but I think that timing is quite tight, I definitely wouldn’t be putting anything into the cloakroom! How about getting some medical grade masks to keep in reserve if you have taxi problems as the tube is generally a lot quicker
  6. I agree the company has become quite top heavy. I’d like to see a pairing of O’Sullivan and Campbell
  7. Sorry must have misunderstood the instructions, don’t listen to me!
  8. If it’s past 6 months from your second jab the National portal should let you book. You can’t get on until it’s at least 6 months though. The 3rd dose for immunosupressed you have to wait for a notification which is confusing things a bit I think. AZ might last a bit longer but the effectiveness is lower to start with hence booster for all at 6 months (if you choose to)
  9. @prs59 that’s interesting to know thank you. That was a half term ticket but Makes sense that Frozen would be very popular in December!
  10. I agree, it’s the amphitheatre seats which have proportionately changed price the most. and because ROH have so many priority booking classes the best value seats are extremely difficult to obtain by the general public.
  11. I went to book frozen and the top price was £99? lots available mid range and as a small theatre the mid price tickets still have a good view. Generally I think it’s much easier to book for a musical and get a good view for around £50. I don’t blame ROH for increasing prices but I haven’t booked and won’t be because it’s just too expensive to take a family. Many of the others including BRB and ENB and some musicals give considerable child discounts. The purpose isn’t to criticise ROH, just saying it will be interesting to see whether they can sell at those prices. The demand is less than for some other theatre shows and many people are struggling financially. Last minute reductions are a viscous cycle of people waiting to book to see if they can get a discount, unsold seats aren’t good for anyone either.
  12. News article today saying that covid passports will be mandatory for some venues. Who knows though as it seems to change daily! Probably won’t be popular with some but as a temporary measure I don’t have a problem with it personally.
  13. I’ll be interesting to see how quickly they sell out. As much as I love ballet £100 a ticket (plus cost getting there) is just too expensive for me. I wonder if there will be enough tourists to bolster the sales by 2022.
  14. Wow! Is that about a 20% increase or am I out of touch? I wonder what their ceiling price will be when they end up with unsold tickets?
  15. @LinMM whilst it’s not a guarantee have you thought about getting some respirator masks? The price has come right down and it is an extra layer of protection. Booster jabs are also available on the national booking site if it’s more than 6 months since your primary course. I’d make sure you get a flu vaccine ASAP this year too
  16. 1 in 90 is the ONS estimate it’s not the actual testing figure which is lower. It includes those in early stages. And 2-15 year olds are the group most affected by about 2.5 x and they’re not that numerous at most general performances. Covid is rife amongst children how are almost all unvaccinated which skews the figures enormously. Over 93% of adults have antibodies to covid. Indicators are that the vaccine is still over 60% effective against delta. The R number is below 1. Infection rate is dropping in all age groups apart from kids As Jan says above the experts don’t always agree. The truth is that nobody knows as it’s not straightforward and there’s a lack of information. You can see that in the widely inaccurate scientific modelling. I’m perfectly happy to go along with Chris Whitby’s advice myself as I find it pretty measured and sensible. However, I do dislike the way we’re all encouraged to judge others when they’re acting in a perfectly lawful manner.
  17. It’s not unjustified to say it’s much less than 1% benefit overall, you just have to look at the statistics! Work out the probability of anyone having covid in the venue, then the probability that they will transit it (particularly if vaccinated), then the benefit of a mask. It comes to a very small number overall
  18. The effect will be much, much smaller than 1% reduction in cases though, because someone with covid would have to be present and transmit it. I have respiratory disease and genuinely can’t tolerate cloth so I’m unfortunately contributing to the enormous impact on the environment. Daughter has had to step up acne treatment because masks exacerbate it. It just depends when you think the down sides reach the tipping point. Personally I think that should be done by the qualified experts rather than on an individual basis
  19. On a population basis you’re about 60% less likely to test positive and less likely to transmit it. That includes the immunosupressed/ elderly who react less well to the vaccine so you’re particular risk depends on who you are. Young health people will be less than 60% less likely to get it. It’s not quite as good as before we had delta but still very good. presuming the majority of people who have covid will isolate because they have symptoms or are doing precautionary lateral flows the risk of you catching covid from some who has been vaccinated are pretty small, the extra benefit of a face covering is pretty tiny. Covid is endemic now so people will continue to get it. At some point there has to be a reassessment of what the benefits are. Personally I think as we’re still working out how to use the vaccines with boosters and longer courses for the immunosupressed, a lot of children still not vaccinated etc the small benefit is worth it but at some point that will change. Almost everyone was wearing one prior to rule changes so I really don’t think it’s fair to judge individuals or call them selfish. If there’s a benefit they should be mandated, the responsibility rests with our government
  20. I couldn’t see in the article linked what the effectiveness of cloth masks is? still wearing mine as an additional measure to protect others as I’m not too worried myself. The effectiveness of everything else is minimal in comparison to vaccination, which is incredibly effective. Yet still loads of people not vaccinated, especially in London.
  21. I can update and say the modibodi ones are brilliant (the normal nude ones are fine under lower cut legs like regulation leos)
  22. Agree anywhere with lots of people there will likely be covid at the moment! High case numbers and no household isolation, it’s inevitable.
  23. You wouldn’t have to isolate if you’re double jabbed or under 18. I don’t think the Welsh have to isolate if they’re double jabbed even if they have a positive test. I would expect theatres are still doing a thorough clean down after the performance and there’s not much point in anything else.
  24. Manga and anime are currently the ‘in’ thing with kids everywhere, it’ll be ‘out’ again by next year!
  25. Well here in the UK we subsidised people to buy fast food so manga books is a step up from that! Whilst not my thing they are quite beautifully drawn and I would class them as ‘art’. I think the idea of these cards should really be to get people to spend money on things that they wouldn’t usually though. Uk government don’t like investing in young people or the arts so I don’t expect to see anything similar here!
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