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  1. Has anyone received any information regarding the prelimary audition this Saturday 9th December at London we haven’t heard any info about times etc they are leaving it a bit late!
  2. Hi folks, this post is really geared towards those that have experience of DD's at US's. On top of the fees charged at US and rent/food expenses, what are the additional costs for the bank of mum and dad! i.e How many pointe shoes does a DD get through per term? Tights and uniforms, insurance, examinations, trips, theatre visits, costumes if any and finally the 3rd yr on tour expenses they may incur etc. I am trying to add up the final bill, whilst sitting down and pouring myself a rather large drink!! Thank you
  3. DD is about to start auditions. She is a young 15 and looks it and doesn't usually wear make up although she has done for shows etc. She is pale skinned. So my questions are: 1)Should she wear any? 2) If so what? Foundation/tinted moisturiser? Blusher/highlighter? Mascara? Eyeshadow? Lipstick/gloss? I'm not skilled at make up so thought a session at No 7 may be in order but wanted the benefit of your experience first. It needs to be fairly simple I think to avoid un- necessary stress. 😂😂😂😂 Many thanks
  4. I'm applying for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Modern Ballet course for Sept. 2015 entry. As the application is done through CUKAS, you have to write a 4000 word personal statement Could those who have applied to RCS/have experience of writing personal statements for dance give any advice on what is important to include? And is the personal statement really that important for this kind of course where so much is based on talent, physicality etc. at audition? Thanks x
  5. Hoping that someone more experienced can shed some light. The ENBS application form has a question ( number 11) which says please circle the appropriate answer why you have chosen to apply to ENBS - school prestige, link with ENB, teaching staff, London Location, graduate employment then the same format for what are you looking forward to as a student of ENBS ? Classical technique, conditioning for profession, relationship/ contact with ENB do these questions form part of the decision to audition / make an offer? It does say circle the appropriate answer ( singular) so does that mean you shouldn't circle more than one? I may be overthinking it but I can see reasons not to circle a couple of them but surely no-one has just one reason for applying, surely it's the whole picture! For example, I wouldn't particularly circle the one about location because I think a keen dancer would go wherever if she felt the training was right. And I can see how circling the one about teaching staff could go either way, obviously staff are always subject to change an so shouldn't be your main reason for choosing a school, yet, it is the staff ( dance staff particularly, who can make a school and of course you want to be somewhere with an impressive faculty. I'm tying myself in knots with this one! HELP! 😟
  6. Hi I wonder if anyone can clarify the diversion into Classical Dance and Dance after the 1st sixth form year? Do the students choose which option they take or do school? Essentially if you wanted to do the Classical Dance course could that be declined? Thanks
  7. Hi dd is keen to audition for sixth form ballet courses at the major schools such as central, ENB, Elmhurst etc, I know with a degree course there are maintenance loans, but how does it work with dada funding? Thanks
  8. Can anyone please give us an insight into what the classical ballet course at London Studio Centre involves ....some people have told us its not actually ballet as it says
  9. Hi my daughter starting Hammond 6th form in September and wondered if any one can pass on any information regards Accomadation , not had a list from Hammond as yet but sure it won't be long before we do , if anyone has been through the process of having to sort out Accomadation for Hammond any info will be great thanks
  10. Does anyone no how many dadas northern ballet school have to give out this year and also if they give scholarships. My daughter has been offered a place for September and just wondering what the odds are on getting a dada at 16. She wouldn't be able to accept a place without this.
  11. My first time on here! I keep try to find articles on your child wants to be a dancer? and nothing seems to help me. My daughter has been dancing for a few years and really loved jazz and contemporary and was told by her old MT school to take up ballet as this was the core of all dance. I am not a pushy mum and to be honest I am out of my comfort zone around ballet schools. Anyway she loved ballet after years of saying" no way" to classes to "I love it". She's a late starter (started at 11/12 at ballet) and is now 14. She is with a good school and other teachers say she has the potential to get into a small company? but I am now thinking really? I don't want her heartbroken and should she look at maybe a dancer rather than a ballet dancer? and even then she may not get into a full time vocational dance school at 16. She has been wanting to just concentrate on her ballet of late and get the strength and tech strong. I know she only wants this, and really lives for dance. Is it best to start up again other types of dance? or should I just let her do what she wants? Tips please as I am lost at this business!!
  12. Does anyone know how many girls are called back to the final audition for RBS Upper school ? Thank you x
  13. Can anyone advise me how many hours of actual dance per week (as oppose to academic studies) upper school students have at Tring, Hammond, Laines, Ballet West, Rambert and KS Dance? Thanks!
  14. Please can someone explain this to me? I have been on the website, looked at past threads but I am struggling with something that is probably so basic! On the income scales on the official website, is the amount shown under "student contribution to fees" the figure the student pays to the school? Is this termly or annually? So, just choosing a completely made up school fee as an example, the school charges £9,000 per term and the pupil pays for example £1275 depending on family income. Dada pays the rest to th school? Is this the student's entire contribution to tuition and boarding? Obviously I understand there are loads of extras too so I am just thinking fees at the moment. Or am I misunderstanding this completely? So what does the second column mean-Dada maintenance rates? We are a non boarding or vocational school family so it's all a mystery. Feeling confused....and hoping someone can explain it to me. Thank you.
  15. Good Afternoon, Does any one have any knowledge or first hand experience of the training for a BA(Hons) Theatre Dance, (Classical Ballet) at the LSC? Thank you.
  16. Nestled nicely between the eating extravaganza of Christmas and the merriments of New Year. This course is designed to get you audition ready. Wake the muscles, regain strength and stamina before 2017 begins 28th/29th/30th December 2016 Fee’s £395.00pp (12 places ONLY) . Included in the fees are 2 nights accommodation, all locally sourced organic meals, drinks and snacks. 3 full days of classes with Nicola Moriarty and special guest Teacher Anita Young of the Royal Ballet School will be joining us for one afternoon. The course is designed to regain focus, alignment, strength and fitness so Guests can return to school/college ready to prepare for auditions and assessments and the year ahead. Email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more details
  17. Hi, Has anyone have any hints, tips, dos and don't's when it comes to applying and auditioning for post 16 Ballet Schools. On the List is Elmhurst, Central, RBS, ENBS and Ballet West. Timeline amongst other things. Thank you
  18. Does anyone know please how many hours of classical ballet Yr 1 upper school students do at Northern Ballet School, Tring, Ballet West and Central? Many thanks
  19. Hello, First proper post, so if in the wrong place, please do move me! Does anyone know how much pointe work will be done in final auditions for ballet upper schools, in particular, what level they need to be working at? My dd has heard rumours of 16 fouettés on pointe but her dance teacher has said she doesn't think that will be the case. Given other posts that I have read especially re foreign students and their amazing abilities, I am wondering if it is more truth than myth? In general, we have also been told to expect the final to be a much harder class than the preliminary, any tips or sharing of your DD's experiences would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you!
  20. Does anyone have any actual statistics on this? For any specific upper schools does anyone know the percentage of applicants who don’t come from vocational lower schools, and/or the percentage of successful applicants? For research purposes I’m curious if non-vocational applicants have a better chance at some upper schools than at others.
  21. Hello. Does anyone know if you can apply for tring sixth form if you didn't get in first time, my ds was unsuccessful for entry this year but will obviously be a year older than the sixth form starting age this time round. Thank you
  22. Hi all, Dd would love a career in ballet and our present plan is to try for vocational school at 16. DD's local ballet teacher has mentioned that waiting until 16 could possibly reduce the chances of getting into a top school and also of having a strong ballet career after training. She was unsure of how many 16 year olds get offers who are not already at vocational school. I was under the naive impression that everyone had an equal shot at 16 (slight lack of experience here!) Is this generally thought to be the case and is there any way of finding out how many get places at 16 who do not already attend vocational schools? Any opinions greatly appreciated!
  23. Please could I have your opinions on whether it's best to audition early or late for full time post 16 vocational dance courses. I'm unsure of the pros and cons of this, with the choice to audition from December through to March for most courses. Any advice would be welcome please.
  24. Hi, just after a bit of advice.My DD is starting the course in September and I wondered if anyone had any practical advice for parents new to residential schools?
  25. Hi when filling in audition forms for ballet schools does it help,let, s say if my daughter came from the hammond On her form, than her locaL dance school,do you think this is looked at. Or does it look bad only doing one year at a school then applying for another.
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