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Yes, it seems to be a new thing. Previous years all finals for year 7 girls have lasted for a day. Interesting to hear they are changing the format.

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Maybe there are less boys in finals than girls?

Very likely, and that is why I assumed they would be running girls audition twice rather than making all girls stay for two days. Especially as presumably they won't be able to stay at the school overnight as it's term time.

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Very likely, and that is why I assumed they would be running girls audition twice rather than making all girls stay for two days. Especially as presumably they won't be able to stay at the school overnight as it's term time.

 

The child I know of who is attending has booked an overnight hotel stay with her parent.

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Yes I'm presuming it's over 2 days as they have a lot to fit in to one day, with an academic test, a physio assessment and a ballet class. I'm hoping it's to make it less rushed for all parties as obviously it's a big decision for them to make. It's very clear in the email that all the girls would need to be there all day both days, and both days would have an early start, so 2 nights accommodation has needed to be booked as we don't live locally. Also interested to receive the schedule to find out more x

We are looking at it as a lovely experience in London and not expecting anything other than something to always remember xx

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In the last half an hour the RBS have posted a new video on to their Facebook page, encouraging people to audition for the Junior Associates.

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Yes I'm presuming it's over 2 days as they have a lot to fit in to one day, with an academic test, a physio assessment and a ballet class.

it's the same schedule for the boys, just interesting they can do them in one day. You would think running it twice for girls would be better, as otherwise presumably a lot of sitting around.

 

Anyway I guess my child will be getting three days of trips this time as the current students are usually taken out during auditions.

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Yes us too balletmummy55 . Hadn't even considered white lodge as an option before receiving the email as we only went for MAs so nothing to lose and will be a fantastic experience !

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Look at it positively, that means two days for the girls to experience White Lodge. Stress levels will be reduced and less rushed and to top it all evening spent in Covent Garden. If finances are a problem then RBS are very approachable. Enjoy every minute of it.

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I think it's fantastic that it's over 2 days this year as it's a fab break away . I can't wait !! Just wondered why the change this year , perhaps they have Taken more to finals this time .

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I've just been looking up for JAs for my cousins dd and at the bottom of the page there are the finals dates ..... 4 days of finals for different years ... 2 of these days allocated to yr7 girls , half on one day and half on the other perhaps ?

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Hi hairbelles , the email received says we have to attend both days this year .

Registration on the Friday will be from 8:30am for a 9:00am start with all dancers required to return on Saturday to continue the selection process. On the Saturday afternoon, some dancers may be asked to remain for a final recall class (call back), however all will be finished by 4.00pm.

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Previously girls auditions have been run over 1 day with 40 candidates. This year is the first that they have run over 2 days but I think because they have taken 60 through to finals so can't fit them all on one day.

The boys is still run over 1 day because as usual there are only around half the number of finalists.

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Many years ago auditions were over the weekend and children were told if they'd got in or not at the end I believe. How awful that would be if you were unsuccessful. Thankfully I'm sure that won't happen!

 

Hairbelles - would we do it all again...? With the stress of auditions, waiting for results, appraisals, being assessed out, change of school, injuries, more auditions and waiting, company auditions, child working abroad, operation, finally giving up ballet...? Oh yes, in a heartbeat x

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Many years ago auditions were over the weekend and children were told if they'd got in or not at the end I believe. How awful that would be if you were unsuccessful. Thankfully I'm sure that won't happen!

 

Hairbelles - would we do it all again...? With the stress of auditions, waiting for results, appraisals, being assessed out, change of school, injuries, more auditions and waiting, company auditions, child working abroad, operation, finally giving up ballet...? Oh yes, in a heartbeat x

You should write a book Julie. "The journey of a Ballet Mother; what every parent should know". I'm sure it'd be a hit.

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Just curious - Where did you find out there are 60 this year?

Do you know final numbers for the other main schools ( without taking this off topic)

I did say I think as my DD is at WL and this is the rumour going round there so may not be completely true!!! Don't know about other schools - sorry and good luck to everyone - the audition is a wonderful experience whatever the outcome.

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Only takes a few days to get final results, but yes, it feels like a lifetime

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Hi All,

 

Obvious question here, but if you don't ask....

 

In my DD's invitation, they mention that on Saturday afternoon, some dancers may be asked to remain for a final recall class (call back)
 

Is this when they need a further viewing to make decisions - or are we getting final results on the day?

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Hi All,

 

Obvious question here, but if you don't ask....

 

In my DD's invitation, they mention that on Saturday afternoon, some dancers may be asked to remain for a final recall class (call back)

 

Is this when they need a further viewing to make decisions - or are we getting final results on the day?

Hi, from all I gather from reading old chats about it the recall is then they are not sure ... then they sure it is a yes or sure it is no- no recall... it is a maybe who get recalled ...

Just from reading in this forum old chats... nothing first hand!

Edited by Hopeful????
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Thanks @Hopeful. 

I was leaning towards that idea but when you get a little doubt in the back of your mind....  :huh:  :wacko:

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