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  1. I am delighted to say that this new approach to vocational training is working beautifully and producing amazing results. ABA is everything you would receive at any top vocational Ballet School with the added bonus of living at home. So, any pastoral care issues vanish, which as a parent is so key and as a teacher it means my students are thriving due to this new approach. The classes are very small (8/9 in each), the feed back and contact with myself and other teachers is constant and we are working more in line with levels seen in Australia and the America. Dancers attend who used to be at white lodge, Elmhurst and Tring and are all thriving with no injuries. The Staff are at the top of their game and the academic schools have been fantastically supportive. There are exciting developments in the pipeline but I am just so delighted that for the dancers and families of today, there is now another option that is genuinely at the same level as the usual top choices. I realise there may be concerns as I haven't existed for many many years and so the brand name is new. Please ask away and feel free to visit the school to observe and meet the teachers if you are genuinely interested. I won't firewall you, or sell a huge building but I can guarantee happy, healthy and superbly well trained dancers and I will always be honest as I am a mother too - we don't get to redo these precious years! Ages 10 to 16 Auditions March 29th at Sadlers wells www.balletboost.com
  2. I have just looked at the Elmhurst website and the audition dates and forms are up!! BUT it looks like this year they are not inviting everyone to preliminary. It says not to send audition fee as the director will choose from photos and only those invited will be seen and therefore pay. Bit worrying as I am awful at taking photos!!
  3. Hiya, just wondering if any adult ballet students are auditioning for the BRB sleeping beauty dreams on 17th Sept? Does anyone know the formate of the audition?
  4. We are pleased to anounce that 3rd edition of "GRAND AUDITION" will be held on 6-7 February 2018 in Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat, Barcelona. Grand Audition is for professional dancers and graduate students between the age of 17 -to 26. Our aim is to give professional dancers and graduate students the opportunity to plan their futures and to find their home company. It provides a unique opportunity for dancers to audition for several ballet companies at one time and in one place. Applications are accepted from August 1st 2017 Confirmed participating Company Artistic Directors are: Het National Ballet (Netherlands) Het National Ballet Junior Company (Netherlands( Lithuanian National Ballet (Lithuania) Norwegian National Ballet (Norway) Norwegian National Ballet's Junior Company (Norway) Mariinsky Theatre (Russia) Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russia) Additional company directors to be announced soon! GRAND AUDITION 2018
  5. Just to say my dd went to the Central audition in Glasgow at the weekend. It was fairly relaxed and friendly. There were 16 female and 2 male dancers. There was a 1 1/2 hour ballet class (about Inter to Adv 1 level) followed by a basic contemporary class. (DD has done only a small amount of contemporary and found it fine.) They were numbered in height order smallest first. The girls wore leotards of various colours - some camisole, some cap sleeved. Mostly single colour leotards, not much lace etc. From what I saw most wore discreet/low key make-up but some wore none. Sorry can't remember what boys wore but must've been fairly standard as I didn't notice! They were told results would be out soon!! I am happy to answer any questions if I can.
  6. Dear All We are again running our 3 day Xmas intensive on the 28th/29th/30 December 2017. With only 3 places left and we will cover all the key elements of classical ballet, focus on your weak points, or areas your vocational teacher has mentioned. We will work on your confidence, and look to make you stand out and shine in Auditions or during Assessments. For some, the 1st term of 2018 is extremely important. We are here to help, and also make sure you don't lose your edge during the Xmas period and that you go back fully focused and at your best. Please email me with any questions nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com Kind regards Nicola
  7. 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
  8. It's nearly that time again!? 😱😭 i was wondering if it is acceptable to ask your Associate teacher to take the audition photos? I adore my ballet teacher, but I feel like the photos do not picture me in the best light, my legs and body always look a little short and chunky, my legs look a little bent and my turnout bad! I once shot some with my mum who got frustrated by the amount of time it took to take one single picture, but looked better. But the only suitable room we have at home is carpet-ed... Is that a no-no? Looking at the pictures taken by the Associate teacher, they all look beautiful! i don't want to be rude or upset anybody though!
  9. Cambridge Ballet Academy Pre vocational auditions: Cambridge Ballet Academy is look for dancers aged 10 - 18 to join its Associate Program starting in September 2017. Auditions are now open for application. Please Email: cambridgeballetacademy@gmail.com With your age and previous dance history. www.cambridgeballetacademy.co.uk/
  10. Presented by Emma Northmore (Ballet Boost) at Pineapple studios for £65. I am pleased to be offering one day workshops on audition techniques with individual feedback forms for all dancers. Monday 24th Oct - those interested in Vocational Upper school auditions Wednesday 26th Oct - those planning to audition for Vocational Lower Schools Friday 28th Oct - Those approaching the minefield of Company auditions open to aged 16 and over. These days will be starting at 11am with a ballet class full of advice (body language, etiquette, presence, application of technique in a foreign environment etc)and many many more tips for the auditionee including as much knowledge as I can give of the work to be expected within each schools audition. They will need to bring at least two other leotard options as I may suggest a different style or colour will help etc! This will all be pointed out during the morning class. After a short lunch there will be a Mock Audition with a relevant guest teacher and we will be replicating the whole audition environment so they feel nervous and learn to manage this important and difficult aspect. These skills are lifelong for the potential ballet dancer so the day is open to all students wishing to refine their work and open up their chances of success in any stressful situation such as assessments, exams and performances. For booking or queries please email me emmanorthmore@yahoo.com. As i will personally be writing each form numbers are most definitely capped!!!
  11. Help!! My dd has just got a 'no' and I am worried by her reaction. She said only 'I danced my very best and it wasn't enough' followed by total silence. No tears, nothing. She knows we are there for her as I have kept telling her so. I have told her that she is the same beautiful dancer today that she was yesterday, that's it is only one opinion and others may look for other qualities...But not really sure how best to help in a practical way? Should she take a short break from dance? or look to get some additional coaching and get applying for other programs. If anyone out there has been in this situation would really value some advice.
  12. Just thought I'd post as I haven't noticed anyone else mention it yet, the MIDAS audition applications are now live on their website for auditions end of May early June.....good luck to anyone auditioning Website link for anyone interested ~ http://www.midas-dance.org.uk
  13. We are a casting agency based in London UK and are currently looking for Classical Ballet Dancers of Chinese heritage for a commercial that is set to shoot in May, in Prague. If you think yourself, or a friend, may be suitable, please email us via the details below! Role: Female ballet dancer of Chinese heritage Job: Commercial Shoot: 2-4 days In May ( Shooting likely in Prague) Fee: This is not currently confirmed but a good fee will be offered & all expenses covered. Please email us a picture & any videos you might have including your contact details. email: louise@marksummers.com Please would you pass on these details to anyone you know who may be suitable so they can contact us for more information. Thanks Louise Mason Casting Associate Mark Summers Casting T: +44 (0)207 229 8413 F: +44 (0)207 385 4585 E: louise@marksummers.com M: 07717 865627 W: www.marksummers.com Twitter:www.twitter.com/lou_marksummers Facebook:www.facebook.com/louisemarksummers
  14. Hi, could anyone tell me any info on the English youth Ballet and what happens at the audition such as do they ask you to leave during the audition etc. Many thanks!????
  15. Hi there! I'm new here and joined with the purpose of asking this question I'm a male dancer, just turned 18 and am on a dance course with my local college where I study contemporary and ballet with a mixture of Jazz and more commercial dance styles, and the odd urban/street things (an all rounded course really). I was late getting into dance, at about 15 I joined my first Ballet class and that's where my passion lies...I can get into urban and street style dance if needed for college but I much rather doing contemporary or ballet specifically. I wanted to dance all my life, but financial issues and the fact that whilst growing up the closest dance school was a 45 minute drive away held me back (that plus my father being dead set against me being 'girly' and doing *shock!* ballet!) I kept my passion by watching dance movies, and dance tutorials on Youtube and such and joining in with performing arts workshops in school. Now my lack of training having only been dancing for about 3 years or so now leads to the fact that I'm not exactly a perfect dancer and I have a lot of flaws in my technique that I try hard to batter out of me everyday. I do work hard in comparison to my the other students in college, as I put in extra time in the studio during lunch and break hours, as well as staying behind after hours. I've been auditioning for contemporary courses, and have successfully been accepted into a few now...however I wanted to keep my Ballet passion alive, and so took a chance and applied to Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance. I never thought I'd even get an audition...but I did and it's on January 27th which isn't too far off now... It would be my absolute dream to get in, it's the type of school I've wished to be a part of since being a young kid and since finally taking control of my own life and joining dance classes, it's all I've hoped for. But I'm starting to have doubts...for a number of reasons. I'm not a Ballet body type, far from it. I'm short, I'm fat. Luckily I have long-ish legs which are strong, but the rest of my body is just...urgh. I just feel like it might be a waste of the school's time, my time, my money and my self confidence, to audition for somewhere that I may not even stand a chance in. I feel like I have nothing going for me, I don't have the 'look' of a dancer and my technique is in serious need of hard training to get to the level of some of these individuals that have danced all their life. At the same time though, would I regret not going? And dwell on it all my life? So I come here with these questions off the top of my head: - Do Rambert expect a certain higher level of ballet training in their boys and if so, how much? - Do they look at body types and judge who they want according to that? I just feel like there's no use in me auditioning somewhere where I may be laughed out the room...but perhaps it's just me overthinking and letting nerves get to me. Thanks for reading!
  16. English Youth Ballet is holding an audition for male and female dancers (aged 8 – 18) from 4.30pm on Tuesday 18th November at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. We are looking for a total of 100 young dancers from around the area to perform corps de ballet and soloist roles in our acclaimed production of Swan Lake that will be presented at the Waterside Theatre from 24 – 25th April 2015. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome to attend and we are especially keen to recruit some male dancers for the roles in the ballet. Auditions on Tuesday 18th November on stage at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, HP20 1UG. 4.30pm (on the stage) - audition for younger dancers (aged 8 ­ 11). 6.45pm (on the stage) audition for older dancers (aged 12 ­ 18). N.B. Any 11yr old dancer who is studying above grade 5 level would be welcome to the senior audition and any 12yr old dancer studying below grade 5 level would be welcome to join the junior audition. To register for the audition dancers should complete the application form on page one of the attached document and return it to EYB together with the audition fee. It is also possible to attend and register on the day (it will be quicker if dancers bring their completed forms with them and arrive 30 minutes early). Each audition is a 1.5hrs ballet class, parents and teachers are invited to watch and the audition is an experience in itself. The audition fee is £15.00. For more information please contact Miss Lewis either on 01689 856747 or misslewis@englishyouthballet.co.uk The opportunity to perform with English Youth Ballet (EYB) is a unique experience. The young dancers are coached by and then perform alongside international principal artists. EYB’s large cast ensures that each ballet is performed with the scale and grandeur which was originally intended. The company is one of the largest ballet companies in the UK and is made up of 8 professional principals and 100 local dancers (aged 8 – 18). EYB principal dancers are of the highest calibre and have joined EYB from companies such as English National Ballet, La Scala, Milan and the Boston Ballet. There is a £450 course fee for dancers who participate in the production. Dancers receive nearly 100 hours of tuition in total for the project. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available and the fees are payable in instalments. Click here to see a short clip of Swan Lake. Rehearsals for the ballet will take place on Sun 8th Feb (1 day), Sat 28th – Sun 29th March (2 days), Weds 8th – Sun 12th April (5 days), Fri 17th – Sun 19th April (3 days). ­ Rehearsals on school days will take place after school and Saturday rehearsals start at 2pm to minimise disruption to normal dance classes.
  17. Hi My DD has been hunting for a black strapy (without adjustable bits)high leg leotard in black not shiny but a cotton mix. Any ideas please. XX
  18. English Youth Ballet is looking for a total of 100 young dancers to perform corps de ballet and soloist roles in our acclaimed production of Coppélia that will be presented at The Hawth Theatre from 24 - 25th October 2014. Please find an audition registration pack if you are interested in the audition. Auditions on Tuesday 24th June in the Studio at The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ. 4.30pm - audition for younger dancers (aged 8 ­ 11). 6.45pm - audition for older dancers (aged 12 ­ 18). Each audition is a 1.5hrs ballet class on the stage and is an experience in itself. There is a £12.50 audition fee. It is possible to register on the audition day (but please arrive approximately 30 minutes early if possible). For more information contact Miss Lewis on 01689 856747 or misslewis@englishyouthballet.co.uk Click to see video footage of EYB’s production Coppélia. Rehearsals for the ballet will take place on Tues 9th Sept (after school), Sat 27th & Sun 28th Sept, Sat 4th & Sun 5th Oct, Fri 10th, Sat 11th & Sun 11th Oct, Fri 17th, Sat 18th & Sun 19th Oct. ­ Rehearsals on school days will take place after school and Saturday rehearsals start at 2pm to minimise disruption to normal dance classes.
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