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  1. Thank you for this really helpful information. They don't sound like a good idea at all! I have sent the info to dd, hopefully it will put her off the idea.
  2. Thank you, she's not on Instagram but uses Snapchat and TikTok. I have no idea where she heard about them from.
  3. When I said the school, I mean the school that the Cambridges' children attend.
  4. 13 year old dd has asked for a stretch ladder. Has anyone got one and are they safe to use? Where can I buy, a quick look online and everywhere seems to be out of stock!
  5. There is on street parking just round the corner, near the school. I can't remember the name of the road but if you come out of the RAD and turn right then immediately right again it's there. It's a residential road. We used to go on Sundays and the parking was free but I imagine it's pay by phone on weekdays.
  6. Our dance school has been fantastic throughout lockdown, providing zoom lessons from April onwards. I'm so grateful to them. But I really feel for anyone not able to dance 😞
  7. I heard MPs will be voting today. So it hasn't been officially confirmed yet? Think Boris made the announcement on Saturday because of the press leak.
  8. Thank you, I did think about the London Ballet Company - my oldest dd was an associate there some years ago....but their website is down and I'm wondering if they're still around.... I don't think dd is strong enough to get through the auditions at London Junior/Senior ballet but I will have a look.
  9. Does anyone have any suggestions for associate programmes that happen on a Sunday in or around London? Its for my 13 year old dd, she’s looking for extra ballet but also contemporary and maybe jazz to supplement her regular classes. Preferably something that isn’t too competitive to get in to! Thank you.
  10. Thank you. Dd isn't keen on MT and her singing and acting are weak compared to dancing, but she feels she should work on them to make her more likely to get a job.
  11. Just an update on my dd. She has now secured places at LSC and Stella Mann and is finding it hard to decide between the two. She initially thought it would be mad to turn down a place at LSC but after a visit to Stella Mann this week she likes the smaller size. She has made a list of pros and cons - one of the main cons of LSC is the size and also there is less focus on musical theatre. She is predominantly a dancer and hasn't had much MT experience but for future career prospects isn't it better to have some singing and acting in your repertoire? The co
  12. Thank you, that's very helpful. I should have said that she will live at home as we live in London. The journey is a bit of a nightmare by public transport despite us living relatively close but dd is learning to drive and hopefully will pass her test soon. She was offered either a jazz or contemporary track which seems a bit early to decide! I presume there is flexibility?
  13. Thank you, she is over the moon. meadowblythe - yes probably. The good thing is that the course at LSC is a BA so she'll have a degree. However the fees are around 50% more than a university degree and I don't think we qualify for funding. But I assume dd can get student funding/loans etc.
  14. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Just a quick update - dd decided to apply to London Studio Centre, Stella Mann, Urdang and Momentum (small local dance college near us). She auditioned for Momentum before lockdown and got waiting list which is quite good news I think. Of course the other three will be video auditions. We've spent the past few weeks filming everything she needs for LSC which had the earliest deadline and she submitted it last week. Today - fantastic news - they have offered her a place on the BA Theatre Arts course! 😀😀
  15. Thank you, I've just remembered I do have a wooden shelf left over from when we had built in wardrobes fitted!
  16. My dds have been asking me to buy a tap board for some time. Now that their dance school is going to be doing classes via zoom, I think it's a good time to buy one! Any recommendations please? Thank you.
  17. Dd had wanted to go to this but it looks like it will probably be cancelled.
  18. Update - dd is going to check with Birmingham to see if they will agree to defer for another year. In the meantime, she is planning on auditioning for London Studio Centre, Trinity Laban, a small local dance college (where they are upgrading the course to degree level) and Stella Mann. Does anyone know anything about Stella Mann?
  19. Very occasionally they offer a quarter scholarship as well. This happened to my dd's friend, it must have been very difficult to decide!
  20. Swan Lake is a lovely ballet! My dd was a courtier at EYB's first ever performance of Swan Lake in Dartford, think it was around 2012. She did Swan Lake again a few years later and was a swan, such a classic part! Well done, they'll have a great time.
  21. Well done to your dd RachH. What's the ballet? Just wanted to add my dd has done EYB 5 times between the ages of 11-17 and has had a wonderful time at each one.
  22. Thank you so much. So it's ok to take the photos on a phone? Dd has an iPhone 7 which has quite a good camera I think.
  23. A quick question about photos - a lot of the colleges we've been looking at require photos. Where can I get these done?
  24. Thank you all, really good advice. Have been mulling it over with dd and come to the conclusion that she should apply to audition to colleges where she is in time and hasn’t missed deadlines. Her focus is ballet/jazz/contemporary (but not keen on pointe). Some of the schools we’ve looked at require singing too. She’s really not musical theatre. Any recommendations where she could apply to where singing isn’t a requirement?
  25. Thank you all so much for the really helpful replies. I will read again and discuss with dd. Lots of food for thought!
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