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At Elmhurst you have to do 2 A levels plus Trinity diploma and benesh notation. School day from 8.30 am until 6pm to fit in dance plus academics, no free lessons for self study so all prep needs doing in the evenings/weekends. Two hour ballet class each day plus during week variety of PDD, Flamenco, contemporary, jazz, rep, body conditioning - probably forgotten something. I imagine days are as full at other two schools too.

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At Tring, academics are in the morning and vocational in the afternoon. However, you can choose to do none, 1,2 or 3 A'levels (diploma compulsory). If you choose not to do academics there is a whole schedule of classes in the morning.

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Hammonds timetable is very complicated & changes according to the time of year but on the whole A level classes are in the mornings (this year Tuesday & Thursday all morning & Monday & Friday up to 11am. Those not doing A levels do Pilates & work towards a Zumba teaching qualification instead.

 

There is a daily ballet class of 90 mins plus a separate weekly pas de deux session. There is also an Integrated Professional studies class (the academic part of the diploma) & a session on anatomy.

 

The rest of the afternoon sessions are classes in contemporary, jazz, tap, Pilates, singing/acting plus there are twilight Adv 1/2 exam classes.

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Thank you all for the info, could you tell me how long do you study in a day for A levels, at elmhurst and I get the impression it is compulsory.

So tring and hammond are better if you choose no A levels

Some days are more dance heavy and others academic. They don't split the dance/academic timetable like Tring. The timetable will vary year on year as will need to take into account all year groups needs plus some teachers will be part time.

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Hammond is 9 hours a week for A levels,(3 x 1.5 hours per subject) or as Pictures said students can work towards a qualification in pilates  and take Zumba classes (teaching qualification too?) You can take one or 2 A levels but if choosing one would not have a choice of Zumba or pilates - it would be whichever was timetabled and fit with your A level.  Normal day is 9 - 6 but it can be longer and often is.  When my DD was there Adv 1 and 2 ballet was early morning - 8-9am and there were twilight ISTD classes for tap and jazz, although it may well be that ballet is twilight classes now as Pictures suggests.

 

The timetable is complicated, however, and does change several times over the year, depending on what students need to work on as much as anything else.

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Just had the Hammond yr 10 careers day with senior provision information. New senior studio block similar to lower school newest studio block with coffee shop coming in Autumn term. A levels offered depend on student requests and viable group size. Pilates and Zumba quals/working towards offered instead of A levels. Lots of agency links and excellent destinations for this year graduate leavers. Looks good!

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