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  1. celb

    John Mallinson

    So sorry to hear this news. Sincere condolences to his family and friends
  2. My DD went to this summer school age 16 a couple of years ago and found it an excellent all round experience. She stayed in the recommended hostel several km away and travelled in by tram daily. She went alone and soon made friends and is still in touch with some of these girls.There were at least 60 other dancers staying in the accommodation and she was in a room of 4. Both in the accommodation and on the course the dancers were grouped by age.Students were asked to declare if they were interested in full time training at the school and several offers were made. There was a mix of classical and contemporary work.Somewhere in the balletcoforum archive will be my review of this course at the time.
  3. Leather full sole single elastic ballet shoes were worn for JAs when my DD was there so that would be my recommendation if you have them.My DD also auditioned in Year 3 age 7 and we had a wonderful day out.Enjoy the experience.
  4. Nicola Moriarty - I was responding to southern dancemom s query over approved summer schools for RBS students. I am not looking for summer school info - though my DD enjoyed being taught by Anita Young in the past
  5. There were certainly RBS students at Amsterdam International Summer School
  6. There definitely are more British students at RBS Upper School now that there are 4 weeks.This time when my DD went there were about 10, non RBS students, in 2015 there were 3. There were 3 from DDs school and not off the waiting list.
  7. Thanks for this but it's not the tambourine variation I'm looking for : it's the female variation of the grands pas des fleurs - I can find the ensemble,PDD and coda but not the variation. DD learnt it in Canada- but played by a pianist. I can find a piano copy but not orchestral
  8. I am looking to purchase a "legal " orchestral copy of the music for La Esmeralda Grand Pas des fleurs (Esmeralda Pas de classique) female variation .DD has been rehearsing from a YouTube version but needs an official copy for a competition. A brief trawl of the Internet has drawn a blank. Any suggestions?
  9. There are several students at Elmhurst in the current 1st year 6th form were older than 16 at entry
  10. "Having had a 'yes' for Manchester Y6, I've just received the info pack from RBS with the class timetable etc. I'm a little stunned to learn that the classes run on Fridays and Sundays across the academic year. How does that work then????" In response to above Congratulations Ispendl828 to your DD: My DD was a Manchester JA .School were delighted to support her and she was marked as being present but being educated elsewhere.In fact it suited us quite well as I was in the fortunate position to transport her on Fridays and proportionately less family weekends were disrupted by JAs as we were a 2 1/2 hour drive away from the JA centre.
  11. You should have received an email containing a summer school handbook on payment of the fees. There is information about ballet uniform within.Generally any classical style leotard in any colour is fine for classes during the week with a plain black one for the performance at the end of Summer school.My DD took a whole rainbow of different colours some of which had fancier details than her usual class leotards .
  12. Any character skirt and shoes are acceptable.The majority had the black one you describe with horizontal satin ribbons around the bottom but not everyone.I'm sure a plain black one would be fine .
  13. Last year we applied in March and received an acceptance on 13th April then no further communication until 17 May when a new summer school coordinator took over - communication in general was quite sporadic in response to emails . I have no information on this year's summer school as DD has different plans this year.
  14. Yes my DD did a mixture of GCSEs and iGCSEs at Elmhurst which is why they don't appear on academic league tables. They did whichever fits in best with the time constraints i.e. Less practical work
  15. Most motivated children at Elmhurst can achieve excellent GCSE results with many achieving numerous A* and As in a limited number of subjects ( my DD achieved 10).Teaching is particularly good in Maths English and History.In Maths several children did further Maths in addition to GCSE Maths .In addition English Language and some French work was completed in Year 10 to reduce the workload in Year 11 .Achieving at A level is more difficult at present 6 options are available- Art Dance Drama English Maths and biology, only 2 may be chosen and only 5 hours per subject per week are timetabled.The options for 2017/18 are changing and I know that Dance isn't being offered.The days are very full in upper school and most students find it difficult to do justice to their A level studies and underachieve, as their first commitment is to dance in 6th form.
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