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Where did you find the details about the slightly different programme????  I am thrilled that there is an option of a later period - the early one would have meant my student would have had to miss the school performance if she were accepted.  Wonder if they'll include pas de deux at White Lodge for the 14/15 year olds.

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Where did you find the details about the slightly different programme????  I am thrilled that there is an option of a later period - the early one would have meant my student would have had to miss the school performance if she were accepted.  Wonder if they'll include pas de deux at White Lodge for the 14/15 year olds.

Sorry but I'm no good at copying links. 

 

Full details available on the RBS website. Applications go live on the 17th October. 

 

The first two weeks (starting 10th July) are focused at those not already attending a vocational school, the latter 2 weeks are for those that do!  

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Announcement: http://www.royalballetschool.org.uk/2016/09/30/royal-ballet-school-announces-new-extended-summer-programme/

 

More details: http://www.royalballetschool.org.uk/train/summer-programme/

 

 

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I've just heard of someone winning a 'direct entry award' for Summer School 2017. It was an email acknowledging the hard work from last year and granting then pre-selection for next year. Acceptance to be given by December.

Wow, that's amazing, was it for Whitelodge or Covent Garden? These places are so coveted, it is lovely to see hard work rewarded.

 

I think it's great that they are now offering more weeks and given the number of applicants they have each year, it certainly makes sense for the dancers and good business sense for the school!

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I don’t think chances are any better this year than last for the 2 week course at White Lodge. Yes, there are now 2 x two week courses, but they now cover ages 14 and 15 as opposed to just 14. So surely twice the places but twice the number of eligible applicants too? Would love to be wrong though!

So, here we go again …………. You’ve got to try, haven’t you?! We have a couple of back-up plans that dd would also be happy with, so nothing to lose I suppose ……….except another £20! Really looking forward to taking that developpe photo :)

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I don’t think chances are any better this year than last for the 2 week course at White Lodge. Yes, there are now 2 x two week courses, but they now cover ages 14 and 15 as opposed to just 14. So surely twice the places but twice the number of eligible applicants too? Would love to be wrong though!

So, here we go again …………. You’ve got to try, haven’t you?! We have a couple of back-up plans that dd would also be happy with, so nothing to lose I suppose ……….except another £20! Really looking forward to taking that developpe photo :)

Ah, well spotted BlueLou, I should have read all the details more carefully! so all the 15 yr olds that previously applied to CG, will now be in the mix with 14 yr olds At WL, so maybe even less chance! Hey ho, we will still give it a go ☺️

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I haven't found anywhere that says the second two weeks are only for vocational students! I hope not - that would hardly be fair - regular schools also break up late in July don't they?

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For upper school age 16 plus the website makes a distinction between weeks 1&2 & weeks 3&4

 

1&2 are for full time vocational or those considering full time vocational training the emphasis is on intro ing the RBS training system.

 

3&4 seems to be more emphasis on performance/being company ready/experiencing life as a professional dancer & is for recent graduates, full time vocational or those wishing to work on artistry & performance.

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Thanks for the clarification! My student is only 14, so that's a big relief to know thst if accepted she doesn't have to miss the school performances!

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Peanut and hairBelles hope this year is the year for your dds- my dd applied last year for first time and was wait list as well.

 

Thanks Amos73.....fingers crossed for all us wait list old hands!!

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Just received a letter from RBS strongly encouraging WL children to participate in the new summer courses, previously not allowed to attend. Letter also provided detail of course content.

 

Suspect this might place a pigeon in amongst the cats.

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Just received a letter from RBS strongly encouraging WL children to participate in the new summer courses, previously not allowed to attend. Letter also provided detail of course content.

 

Suspect this might place a pigeon in amongst the cats.

 

Oh dear! That’s got to be bad news for everyone else surely?? I mean in terms of number of places left available. Also, assuming WL families can afford further training during the holidays, I would have thought diversifying a bit would be beneficial and therefore encouraged by RBS?? 

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Oh dear! That’s got to be bad news for everyone else surely?? I mean in terms of number of places left available. Also, assuming WL families can afford further training during the holidays, I would have thought diversifying a bit would be beneficial and therefore encouraged by RBS?? 

I do agree, it does sound as if your child is not already a WL student your chance of a place at the SS is a big fat zero.  How do they not know that they might find a new Darcey or Lauren amongst an 'outsider' attending for the very first time?. Quite blinkered in my opinion. But then you have to think that as they have been in the business for decades they would know what they are doing. Or maybe not.  :wacko:

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I do agree, it does sound as if your child is not already a WL student your chance of a place at the SS is a big fat zero. 

On the other hand, if they do the RBS summer school it might free up places at YBSSS, which is usually clogged with RBS students!

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My DS will be 10 by next summer.  Has anyone heard of a DD/DS get into RB summer school that young or is that just in exceptional cases?  I know the chances of being accepted is minuscule but if they are just 10 is that unheard of?

 

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What I was pleased about was that the photos can now be taken in soft shoes - pointe shoes are only now required for the actual pointe pose. That will help the balance with leg a la seconde!

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My DS will be 10 by next summer.  Has anyone heard of a DD/DS get into RB summer school that young or is that just in exceptional cases?  I know the chances of being accepted is minuscule but if they are just 10 is that unheard of?

 

thanks

My ds was accepted for Summer School aged 10 and 11 (years 5 and 6) so yes it is possible.

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A quick question:

 

On RBS SS application form it asks whether you are considering applying for a full time place, YES or NO box.

 

Does it put your application in the "NO CHANCE" for a Summer place if you tick NO box? 

 

Just wondering

 

Thank you

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Personally I would tick the considering box because it isn't committing you to an application but looks keen. Bearing in mind they take hardly any UK I think they need to think you're a potential full time punter. Others may disagree.....

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My DS will be 10 by next summer.  Has anyone heard of a DD/DS get into RB summer school that young or is that just in exceptional cases?  I know the chances of being accepted is minuscule but if they are just 10 is that unheard of?

 

thanks

Yes, my granddaughter was 9 when she first attended in 2012.

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DD got in off wait list and we had not ticked the box to be considered full time.

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£1500 for 14/15 year olds residential! Ridiculous amount of money & funding may be available to those earning £45,000 or less! I'm sorry but this is clearly for students with rich parents or internationals paying full fees. It may well be a top summer school but for many the fees are out of reach!

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£1500 for 14/15 year olds residential! Ridiculous amount of money & funding may be available to those earning £45,000 or less! I'm sorry but this is clearly for students with rich parents or internationals paying full fees. It may well be a top summer school but for many the fees are out of reach!

Having experienced both of my younger childrens' academic schools activity week (£) this SS actually appears quite reasonably priced. It's the world we now live in, doesn't mean I agree just nothing surprises me any more. Sadly.  :(

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And pro-rata, pretty much at same level as other big schools.

 

Subtle/increasing pressure being applied to WL parents to sign up.

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Never looked at RB ss as not vaguely interested, but there are some really lovely summer schools out there that don't cost anywhere near that much.

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