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  1. Does anyone else have children who have successfully auditioned for the November EYB performance of the Nutcracker? My nine year old found out that she has a place on Tuesday afternoon (she’s very excited) but all of her friends are still waiting to hear...
  2. Hi all I just thought that I would start a thread to find out if anyone/anyone's children were going to be in EYB Cinderella in Hollywood in Darlington (or another location?). If so this might be a useful place to 'meet', share info etc. Also, if anyone has done this ballet, I would love to hear more about it. I have a junior girl... I hope there are others out there too...
  3. Anyone any recent experience of this please? Have read previous posts but they're dated Thanks
  4. Can anyone please tell me if English youth ballet still do a full scholarship it says half on their website . I know there used to be a full one awarded as my friends daughter was lucky to receive it a couple of times . Just wanted to check before I apply as I have three dancing daughters which is getting rather costly !
  5. Hi everyone, DD (16) is auditioning for EYB Giselle on Monday in Aylesbury and I was wondering if anyone else was?
  6. I was having a look at the EYB auditions page and saw they’ve got audition dates for Bromley and Southend: http://www.englishyouthballet.co.uk/auditions1.html Nothing near enough for us yet, but they are for performances in April, May and August, so I assume they’re still nailing down the dates / venues for June and July.
  7. Hello, I have a 7 year old son who would like to audition for EYB in Aylesbury. My much older daughter has done EYB several times in the past but the last junior audition she attended was was too long ago to remember! My son is in G1 and will just have turned 8. My question is will he know enough ballet content to keep up at the audition? I know the age range is 8-11 but there will be a huge difference in ability at that age. Thank you.
  8. What are the roles available in auroras wedding and ballet Etudes? My daughters 9.
  9. This may be a bit early but we are very excited that DS is doing this! Based on the main thread there are at least two others on here who are doing it. It will be great to be in touch especially as we aren’t able to make the casting day.
  10. Does anyone know what the parts are for juniors and seniors in swan Lake ? i have several pupils at casting day today . I’d like to be able to tell them a bit about their parts ! Presume seniors are swans ! Thank you
  11. Hi, I am trying to find out more info about English Youth Ballet as I keep reading about it on here but I can't find much info on their website. Can anyone please explain? Is it a weekly class or do you just do a set number of classes then 1 performance? If a set number roughly how long does it last and how many classes are there? What day is it usually on? Would it clash with Saturday associate classes? Thanks in advance!
  12. Hello, Does anyone know if you drop and run for the EYB casting day and photo shoot, or do parent's stay given it is the first session with EYB? Thanks
  13. Hello, would love to hear from anyone who has been involved with an EYB Coppelia production. Can see from previous posts that Swanhilda’s Friends are in 3 acts but can anyone tell me what the role entails for the Coppelia doll? Many thanks.
  14. Hi all - I'm seeking an English Youth Ballet T-shirt(s) in a size small if anyone has one/any they are looking to sell? Black or Blue preferably, but would accept Pink. Their stock seems to be low and it was mentioned that it would be a few weeks off before they have any more in, and my dancer would like one desperately! Thank you! x
  15. Anyone doing the Buxton audition this evening? We had to submit ours via dvd as not available but just wanted to say good 🍀 luck
  16. So new EYB dates are out I'm so happy that one of them is near enough to me that I can audition! P.S. Does anybody know what the auditions (particularly the senior auditions) entail? I know it is just a class, but 1h 45 mins is quite a long class. I can imagine it would be very busy! P.P.S Out of interest, who does the part of Clara go to in the Nutcracker? http://www.englishyouthballet.co.uk/auditions1.html RICKMANSWORTH Audition date: Tuesday 14th November 2017 Audition Venue: Watersmeet Ballet: Coppelia Performance dates: Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd March 2018 DARLINGTON Audition date: Sunday 26th November 2017 Audition Venue: Civic Theatre Ballet: Coppelia Performance dates: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th April 2018 Auditions for 2018 NORWICH Audition date: Tuesday 6th February 2018 Audition Venue: Sprowston Community School Ballet: Cinderella in Hollywood (New Production) Performance dates: Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May 2018 WIMBLEDON Audition date: Wednesday 28th February 2018 Audition Venue: New Winbledon Theatre Ballet: Swan Lake Performance dates: Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August 2018 SHREWSBURY Audition date: Tuesday 13th March 2018 Audition Venue: Theatresevern Ballet: Cinderella in Hollywood (New Production) Performance dates: Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd June 2018 CARLISLE Audition date: Sunday 15th April 2018 Audition Venue: Sands Cente Carlisle Ballet: Ballet Etudes/Nutcracker Suite Performance dates: Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd September 2018 NOTTINGHAM Audition date: Tuesday 17th April 2018 Audition Venue: Nottingham Girls Academy Ballet: Cinderella in Hollywood (New Production) Performance dates: Friday 20th & Saturday 21st July 2018 BUXTON Audition date: Tuesday 12th June 2018 Audition Venue: Buxton Opera House Ballet: Sleeping Beauty 'Wedding/Ballet Etudes Performance dates: Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October 2018 CRAWLEY Audition date: Monday 2nd July 2018 Audition Venue: Hawth Theatre Ballet: Cinderella in Hollywood (New Production) Performance dates: Friday 9th & Saturday 10th November 2018
  17. For any kids taking part, Miss Lewis offers a private assessment for those considering vocational training. It's done one to one with a written report at the end for a reasonable fee. She's incredibly honest and will tell you if it's worth spending time and money to persue it. My DD was a little nervous before hers but she really put her at ease. For us it was definitely worth the money.
  18. Hi can anyone give me a heads up? My daughter has developed a love of ballet, shes been dancing for nearly 3 years and managed to achieve a distinction in both her pre primary and primary exams. For her to be able to gain more experience her teacher suggested she should audition for EYB (they are performing on our doorstep). Ive put the application in, but so nervous for her as this is the first time shes done anything like this 😣 Could anyone let me know their experience with them, what sort of things do they get them to do in the audition (dd is currently working on grade 1 atm so is still imature in that sense), do you know straight away if you have been successful? Tia xx
  19. Hi my DD is doing Coppélia with EYB at Rickmansworth and the casting audition is on Tuesday. Does anyone know what to expect as she’s quite nervous. Also do any of you know what parts she may get? She just turned 15, is on pointe and she’s 5’3/5’4. Thanks! Xx
  20. I wonder if anyone can let me know what happens at the EYB casting day. I have read the other threads and can't find the answer to my specific question so thought I would start a new one I hope that is OK? DD got through the audition which I watched along with the other parents. The casting takes longer than the audition and runs from 4pm-8pm and I wondered if parents are expected to stay during that time to watch the proceedings or whether the expectation is that parents drop dancer off and then leave? Thank you
  21. Reading through different threads I have come across auditions for both London Children's Ballet and English Youth Ballet. Could someone please help me understand what the difference is between the two?
  22. Is there anyone out there whose dd has been cast as a lady in waiting and Hungarian dancer in the past? Was secretly hoping for a tutu wearing number but this seems doubtful. More likely heavy shoes I would have thought. Oh well. She came out smiling so that's the main thing!
  23. There are some new audition dates on their website. They're coming back to Aylesbury next year which is good news for us!
  24. My DD is considering auditioning for the senior audition age group for the first time but would not know anyone else auditioning. Has anyone had a DC who was in this situation and selected and if so how did they got on when rehearsals started? Were they ok or did most other DC know each other? Also, DD only does about 15mins pointe a week so would she still be considered for a pointe part as I am not sure if her feet would cope but I expect they could tell at casting if her feet looked strong enough or not for a pointe part wouldn't they? (obviously I realise she may not get that far)!
  25. Hello all, Gathering together all the previous EYB threads it occurred to me that we often get asked the same sorts of questions about EYB, so I thought I would post links all together in one thread. If you have questions about English Youth Ballet, please browse through the linked threads first, as there is a strong chance your question may already have been answered there. If it hasn't - ask away! :-) Kind regards, Spanner Previous EYB threads: http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/3898-english-youth-ballet/ http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/2765-english-youth-ballet/ http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/2674-english-youth-ballet-rehearsal-times/ http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/2348-english-youth-ballet-senior-audition/ http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/509-english-youth-ballet-auditions/ http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/197-eyb-productions/#entry1947 http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/4194-eyb-in-2014-when-and-where/#entry51080 http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/1566-english-youth-ballet-nottingham/
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