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  1. Even without all of the very valid issues raised, if I were a parent of a child (with only U.K. citizenship) embarking on year 7 auditions this year, I would strongly consider holding back for a year or more to see how the European job market settles over the next few years. Without wishing to get political (and seeing how threads discussing this have previously been shut down) I do think a wise eye would be on graduate destinations more than ever before.
  2. Ladies small white bullet pointe skirt - as new, worn only a couple of times. £15 to include P and P
  3. Certainly good enough to be regularly used to boost the corps…
  4. As a very strong anti Brexiteer married to the son of an immigrant family this is most certainly not my standpoint! However, for ballet dancers EU jobs for EU citizens was undeniably a reality in the 2020-2021 audition season - either stated directly in job adverts or communicated in other ways - as someone has referenced either in this thread or the Radio 4 discussion one, interest shown but made clear no help can be given with visa applications or being directly asked for passport status in email communication with companies/directors before material would be viewed. My DC experienced all of this first hand. Maybe this will be a short lived situation, something that will be ironed out in negotiations at some point in the foreseeable future, but in a time limited career it has rung the death knell for many young (predominantly female) careers before they even had chance to prove themselves.
  5. The Sainsbury’s on the large retail park by the university definitely has toilets that are open now. The large Next (with the Costa inside) also has toilets but not sure if these are currently open.
  6. YBS is an outstanding summer school - fantastic faculty, serious training but huge amounts of fun too. The possibility of scholarships and generous bursaries also added to its appeal for us. My DC attended every summer since year 9 except one year when injured. They count their time at YBS as amongst the happiest and most positive experiences of their training years. The masterclasses in Prague are also exceptional but obviously for older students.
  7. Be aware that this process takes 12-18 months even if clearly eligible (with an Irish parent or grand parent) - longer in the current pandemic. We have already been asked about what passport DC holds by a company before they were even willing to view the submission.
  8. Spare a thought too for those who graduated last year who have had essentially 2 audition seasons decimated. Many of them have already had a year of ‘waiting’.
  9. Some resonant themes here ... https://news.sky.com/story/max-noble-former-football-starlet-on-how-game-exploits-boys-on-brink-of-premier-league-dream-12207548
  10. BRB bubble 2 will be available to view in January though!
  11. Hi what colour are the intermezzo warm up boots please?
  12. Watching the first programme of the new series, it has been announced that the winner will be commissioned to create a portrait of Carlos Acosta to be displayed in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
  13. Thank you Jan those make interesting reading.
  14. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this company? Happy to receive PMs. thank you
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