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  1. I've created this thread for general questions about life at Vocational School. Edited to add: this thread is intended for questions about the practical aspects of life at Vocational School, e.g. Contact with your children, boarding, food, weekend leave-outs etc. I apologise for not tagging all schools but tags are limited in number. If anyone has questions or info about life at schools not listed, please do post anyway. Please do not ask about auditions/audition procedures in this thread. Thanks, Spanner
  2. Quick question. I can't see anywhere on the Tring application for lower school where it says if the DC should have bare legs and feet or tights and shoes for the photos. Can anyone help? Thanks!
  3. Please can somebody tell me what actually happens on the audition day for Tring/RBS and Elmhurst. I found a time table of the whole day for Hammond but not the others. Are they as a class or solo? My dd would be auditioning for yr 9 btw. Any feedback would be greatly received.
  4. Hi Have various items of Tring Uniform to sell second hand. All good condition. All offers considered....Will fit c.age 9-11. Please send me a message for more info/photos. Blazer size 30" (says girls on label but they seem to actually be unisex) Tracksuit Top Jumpers x 2 Cardigan Long Sleeve Blouse Short Sleeve Blouses x 2 Pinafore (worn by Preps 1-3) Prep Ballet Leotard Turquoise x 2 (they always wear substantial undergarments beneath so feel it is appropriate to have second hand!) Prep Modern/Tap Unitard Thank you
  5. I was wondering if anybody can help, my son is starting Tring in September however we are unable to get him a 30" blazer (could probably get away with a 28" for the short term) Billings & Edmonds have no stock and Tring do not have any in the 2nd hand shop. If anybody has one they would like to sell I would be grateful.
  6. It all seems so real now! DD's audition date for the dance course has arrived. 3rd November. Now I am already feeling more stressed than I was before. Goodness knows how bad it will be on the actual audition day!
  7. Does anyone know how many DD's are in a room as my DD going for first residential here so am hoping there are a few DD's together?! She is 12. Any idea what kit list is like too please? I had an email last week asking for DD food info which says info should follow soon but just wondered if anyone who's DD went last year would know? Being new to 'residential' world! any hints would be greatly received. Can they take a mobile just in case she wants to send me 'one' text - ha. I am starting to feel nervous - DD can't wait!! It may be the thought of Harry Potter world as well!
  8. I too am starting to think about next year for my dd - (even though we are not sure if dd would be better to wait till year 11!) there are lots of pages already about auditions at different schools but I was wondering about people's experiences at these schools that are current? My dd is very academic also and I guess I'm wondering whether there is much difference between the obvious schools available, do any focus more on dance than academics, any more on classical ballet than others? Anyone who has recently trawled around these schools I would greatly appreciate any advice, many thanks (dd would not be starting as a year 7)
  9. Could someone please advise me of the oldest age you can audition for a place at Tring
  10. Hello, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me some more information about the Tring summer course that has done it before as the website doesn't go into a lot of detail about what the course exactly entails? I've just worked out I can just about afford to go which is exciting but I don't want to splash that kind of money if it's not all that.. you know? Anyway, if anyone could just confirm what the days/standard is like and whether it's worth the money that would be great and if anyone has gone residential what's that like?
  11. My DD is attending this course in a couple of weeks ( 1st time . ) could someone please inform me when we will get details , timetable , kit list etc? Nice to see the course is full , hope it proves worth the while , my daughter is really looking forward to it
  12. Hello, i applied for the tring park classical ballet associates a few weeks back, and was wondering if anyone had any DCs who have been on the course or auditioned and what it's like etc? Also any idea when I'll get anything back from the school regarding the audition? Thanks!
  13. We are considering applying for the Tring spring (easter) course and, as it is quite expensive, I am wondering how worthwhile it is. Did anyone find it not worthwhile for any reason?
  14. Hi all, been lurking / reading lots and just wondering if there is anyone out there with any advice for the audition for the Classical Ballet Academy at tring. Found lots about Tring but not much on the CBA.
  15. My DD wishes to apply for 6th form at both Tring and Central. Can anyone tell me which of these has a better reputation for classical training?
  16. Hello... We are off tomorrow for DDs first CBA session (group 4) and I wondered if someone could tell me if parents usually hang around or go offsite? Her class is over lunch so wasn't sure whether to bring something to eat there or head out (perhaps with some other mums?)... Also the list says split sole ballet shoes, does anyone know if they'll get upset if DD has full sole ones (current ballet teacher only allows full sole!)? Thanks!
  17. Just heading out to get photos done this morning and realised the Tring application (lower school) doesn't say whether bare feet or not... Anyone know? DD applying for year 10 if that makes any difference. Thank you in advance!!
  18. This may interest our Adult Ballet students - Tring Park are holding their first "Day of Dance" for adults (19 and over) in October: http://www.tringpark.com/associated-courses/dance-workshop-for-adults
  19. I hope this is ok to post, but I just wanted to say how well Tring Park students, Kaine and Jaih from Boy Band have done in this year's Got to Dance. My DD has just finished her first year on the dance course and we have nothing but praise for the school in every area. In dance and academic the tuition has been amazing and most importantly, the atmosphere is vibrant and caring. I know some parents with DD's and DS's dont know what to make of Tring, but we've found the ballet training to be fantastic and they also have the plus of having plenty of modern/jazz/tap/drama/singing on the curriculum to keep other doors open in contemporary and commercial dance, not to mention the wonderful opportunity to dance with The English National Ballet in The Nutcracker each Christmas. I wish there was more MDS funding for this wonderful school! We'll be voting for Kaine tonight!
  20. Is there anyone on her with a DD in the current year 8 at Tring on the dance course. My DD is so excited to be starting year 9 in sept and we just have a few questions we would like to ask someone with experience of the school like how often they're allowed home etc, Is it true they have no contact with parents in the first month (or is this just a rumour). We have many questions so maybe I could pm someone in the know :-)
  21. Apologies if this has been covered in a previous thread! My DD is just entering her third term at CBA and we have as assessment looming on 11th may. DD is wanting to know more about this, so would be very interested to hear anyone's experiences. Is it largely a question of deciding who to move up? Are any DCs exited, and if so does anyone know on what grounds. Thanks.
  22. I am looking for a host home for my DD from Sept whilst she attends Tring but doesn't live in. Can anyone help with contacts. Have exhausted the schools small list.
  23. thought i would start a thread about this as Tring doesn't have its own dedicated thread yet and the auditions have started! My dd was there yesterday and enjoyed herself but didn't get the answer to some of the questions that we have. I can now answer one of my earlier questions here, though! It seems that no one in dd's group was interviewed so i hope that that doesn't mean that they weren't interested. only a couple of them went on to sing. does anyone know what the possible outcomes from the first audition are? I think that it is either No, Yes without funding or Yes with an invite to second audition for funding. Is there also the option of being put on the waiting list for a place or the waiting list for the funding audition? I have asked this before but it was a while ago and some of the answers were slightly contradictory! what sort of numbers usually go the 6th form funding audition? Is it true that the current yr 11 automatically get a place in the 6th form? How many are there on the dance course in yr 11 at the moment and how big is the current first year of 6th form? they seem to be auditioning so many so the odds of even getting an offer of the 2nd audition seem slim especially if surest students will take up most of the places!! good luck to all those still waiting to audition!
  24. Hi Does anybody have experience of Tring Park Associates? My DD currently attends the CBA and we are really pleased with the teaching. I am wondering how much the associate children get 'pushed' in lessons and how successful some of them are with auditions for vocational school for year 7?
  25. Wow...i have just come back from watching Jazz Cups, Choreo Cups and the Sixth Form show. Amazing talent and some seriously good choreography by the students. Saw several lovely forum members there and all the dc were incredible. For anyone staring at Tring come sept you have picked a fab place. The support from the students on other courses was evident and the sense of belonging to the tring family was wonderful to witness. Well done to everyones dc that took part today. I was blown away by their performances. Enjoy Easter Hols all!
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