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  1. Now that all the results are out, I would just like to congratulate everyone who got a yes. Fingers crossed something materialises for those on the SWL and hopefully see all the ‘no’s’ on here again next year 😂

    Enjoy your classes those who start in January. It really is a very special place and you are very lucky to have been accepted into the program 😍🩰

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  2. On 16/10/2020 at 13:03, BellaF said:

    Filmed ours this morning... so hard not to scream at DD to stretch her feet and tuck her bum in!


    Not holding our much hope... judging by the exercises I don't think RBS is for her 😂


    Good luck to everyone 

    Sounds familiar! Good luck 🤞🏻

  3. My daughter (as many others do) has all of the physical attributes you would expect they would want. Slim, great feet, great turnout and flexibility but she still got a no. I think it just boils down to number of places. There just aren’t enough for the number of children which apply. I don’t think we should be disheartened with the no’s. I am definitely of the belief it just means ‘not yet’.

    It was suggested by our teacher that we audition this year but we missed the closing date. Luckily they reopened the applications in June and we applied then. We are looking at this as (a very expensive) practise run. We know what to expect now. We know what to work on and will try again next year. If it’s still a no, then that’s just not meant to be for her and we will look at other options. I personally feel it has taught my daughter that although she has been blessed with all the physical attributes which will help her in ballet, you still need to work hard. It is her second ever audition after successfully gaining a place at Ballet Boost in summer and she even mentioned on Monday that she hadn’t tried as hard for the Royal audition as she had for Ballet Boost so hopefully she might now realise if she really wants this then she needs to work for it. Don’t give up folks. 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Yellowbutterfly said:

    My DD got a yes for year 4! Actually can’t quite believe it, we went in with absolutely no expectations whatsoever. She is over the moon! 


    Bittersweet though, as my eldest tried 3 times to get in, but never made it, so I know how the parents and littles ones who didnt get in feel. Eldest DD did go on to Elmhurst associate classes which she loved- there is more than RB out there. 
    I have no idea at all what the RB look for, as both my daughters are beautiful dancers. The great unknown!   




    Congratulations 🥳 

  5. 3 minutes ago, Spamcat said:

    Yes that is what I'm thinking.


    I think this year if anyone gets a no or swl definitely don't take it as meaning your DC is not 'good enough' as they may very well have got a yes under normal circumstances!

    Bloody COVID 😂

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  6. 3 minutes ago, Dancemum100 said:

    I feel a bit annoyed that so little of her videos were viewed. I know they would skip to the bits they needed to see but her first video was only watched for 2 mins, second for 1 and third for 3. I honestly thought they would look at a little more than that. Makes me feel quite so disheartened that they must have not liked what they saw straight away!

    Our videos were watched thoroughly and we still got a no. I think there are so little spaces and so many applicants, you have to have something that extra special to stand out. Hopefully it won’t put you or your DC off having another try. 

  7. We received a no for our DD Year 4 Leeds. She was very upset but she started Ballet Boost in September so she has that to be proud of. They have suggested she tries again next year. Is that a standard email? The competition is fierce and there are so many talented dancers out there. Good luck to everyone who is waiting to hear. 

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  8. 6 hours ago, The red shoes said:

    So do you send three separate files or film it continuously? 

    Film each one separately. Upload each one to your chosen platform.  There are 3 boxes on the form to then paste a link for each video into. Good luck!

  9. 16 minutes ago, Millicent said:

    Got a yes for my DD. Still in shock! The email was about an hour ago so they may be doing them all at the same/similar times. 


    Sorry for the no's, but as I kept telling my DD it will soon be time to apply for next year already! 

    Congratulations, you must be thrilled 😁 

  10. Really sorry to hear of your no’s. I am sure your DC’s are all amazing little dancers and it’s just a ‘not now’ rather than a ‘no’.  Congratulations to the SWL’s. There is still hope. 
    Good luck to those still waiting to hear 🩰🤞🏻

  11. 9 minutes ago, RachH said:

    I understand from the year 6 chat that if the RBS couldn’t access a video they were contacting parents directly to resolve the issue.


    The auditions team were lovely when I emailed them to ask when we might hear the results, so I’m sure it would be fine for you to email to check. If anyone else wants to ask them again about group 1 results then do let me know what they say!

    I submitted my daughter’s videos a few days before the closing date but they weren’t viewed until a few days after, 


    Good luck!

    Maybe it’s 1 Centre being looked at first within the Group

  12. Interesting to learn some Group 2’s are being viewed a second time when not all Group 2’s have been viewed a first time? 
    Do you think it would be worth emailing closer to our deadline if still no views? I am worried in case our links have not worked.

  13. 12 hours ago, RachH said:

    So group 1, should be this week...


    Anyone think it will be tomorrow?


    However keen I am find out one way or another, there is something nice about this time of not having had a no yet! Anyone else?

    Fingers crossed it’s today for you all 🩰

  14. 7 minutes ago, Millicent said:

    I'm not sure if I'm remembering this correctly but I thought when I submitted the videos the form asked for first and second choice again? But I might be misremembering as I was stressed about all the techy bits! 

    Ha yes you are right. It did. It’s probably just me interpreting it incorrectly! 

  15. On the email notifying us it was to be a video audition, I interpreted that as it was our first choice centres only and they weren’t even going to look at second choice as it says our centre choices can’t be changed. Has anyone else thought the same? 

    Because of the sheer volume of videos we will therefore have to assess, we are going to break the process down based on your first choice centre. Your centre choices can no longer be changed.

  16. 4 minutes ago, PurplePirouette said:

    Yes we are also group 1 and finding this wait agonising now! I really thought we’d have heard by now. The video applications for year 6 places across all 9 centres were turned around in 19 days and we are now on day 25, I really thought there would be less videos for London 4&5🤷🏻‍♀️ Also, people have reported that their group 2 videos have been watched, which you would think they wouldn’t do before having group 1 done and dusted. I really hope we hear soon because, even though we are expecting a no like last year, I want to be able to forget about this and move on! Here’s hoping it won’t be too much longer now🤞 

    Hi. We are Group 2 and I don’t think ours have been watched yet and my DD friend hasn’t either. I say don’t think as I am not convinced the views are not mine and I can’t work out the analytics. 😂

    Someone posted you will hear 1 month after deadline so 1st Oct. Group 2 will be 14th. I am only guessing here but wouldn’t London be the largest group so maybe just taking a long time to decide?
    I think my daughter would have done better in a class audition as she tends to follow her dance teachers instructions better than her mother’s (as we found out in lockdown).  She really wants a place but she got annoyed with my technical incompetence and it was written all over her face. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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