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Any current RB JA parents about? Question about the towel/mat.


PetitJeté
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Just a quick question for any parents of JAs. I see on the info that they require a towel or exercise mat, and I was wondering what most of the children use? My daughter is due to start in September. My preference would be a towel, as easier to fold into a bag, but in her words she doesn’t want to ‘look like an idiot’! 😂 Any advice/suggestions please? 

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Thank you! What year is your dd in? Would you mind telling me what sort of mat you bought? Are we talking yoga? (can you tell this isn’t my specialist subject!). Just trying to keep the load not too heavy/bulky for the train. 

 

Many thanks!

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4 hours ago, SissonneDoublee said:

The PTA have beautiful logo-ed RBS towels, so you might want to hold off buying a new one especially for JAs, as if your DC is anything like mine you will slowly accumulate everything that exists with a RBS logo!

Thanks, that’s good to know! I actually wanted to get her an RBS rucksack, but when I emailed, they said they didn’t know yet when the PTA will be in, and they don’t do online orders, which is a shame. We saw all the merchandise at the audition, but managed to just get away with a notebook! 

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1 hour ago, PetitJeté said:

Thanks, that’s good to know! I actually wanted to get her an RBS rucksack, but when I emailed, they said they didn’t know yet when the PTA will be in, and they don’t do online orders, which is a shame. We saw all the merchandise at the audition, but managed to just get away with a notebook! 

A lot of the girls in DDs JA class have the RB bag from the Opera House shop. They are not cheap, but very sturdy and big enough to carry the towel, folder, water bottle, shoes, etc etc and still have space for the tracksuit when they take it off! It has a good selection of pockets too.

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We were London, everyone had a mat and a small hand towel. A mat seem more comfortable for exercises, especially when on knees! 

If you go for a towel you can get yoga non slip ones, which my dd used occasionally, if we were going out striaght after class. (But preferred carrying a mat and being comfortable.)

Mat straps, over mat bag preferred as quicker and easier to put away.

 

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3 hours ago, AuntieNora said:

We were London, everyone had a mat and a small hand towel. A mat seem more comfortable for exercises, especially when on knees! 

If you go for a towel you can get yoga non slip ones, which my dd used occasionally, if we were going out striaght after class. (But preferred carrying a mat and being comfortable.)

Mat straps, over mat bag preferred as quicker and easier to put away.

 

 

Thank you for this. I hadn’t considered the comfort aspect! With the mat, do you mean one that has just straps, rather than it’s own bag? 

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1 hour ago, PetitJeté said:

Thanks @Balletmum55! Just another question while I’ve got you, do the girls actually wear those special knickers under their leotard? We ordered them, but my dd thinks they’ll be uncomfortable! 

Yes they do wear them but I know what you mean! I also got my dd some alternative nude pants from a dancewear shop that have a discreet waistband and has a little more bottom coverage 🙈 and she mainly wore those though - I think basically as long as they’re nude (you couldn’t wear anything else with that white leotard!! - the teacher doesn’t mind what they wear as long as she can’t see them x  

(I’ve just looked at them and no labels in them as they’re seamless so can’t tell you the brand I’m afraid) xx 

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I don’t think the nude knickers are mandatory. DD doesn’t wear anything under hers and most of the others in her JA class don’t either! 

For any that do want knickers, the “silky” Dance pants are excellent (and no label so may be the ones you’re talking about balletmum55) and very comfortable.

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1 hour ago, jenesaisquoi said:

I don’t think the nude knickers are mandatory. DD doesn’t wear anything under hers and most of the others in her JA class don’t either! 

For any that do want knickers, the “silky” Dance pants are excellent (and no label so may be the ones you’re talking about balletmum55) and very comfortable.

 

Thanks, I was hoping they wouldn’t be compulsory. Don’t want her distracted by a knicker leg! 

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On 02/07/2018 at 18:05, PetitJeté said:

 

Thank you for this. I hadn’t considered the comfort aspect! With the mat, do you mean one that has just straps, rather than it’s own bag? 

Yes just straps has 2 loops for rolled mat with shoulder strap.

re knickers my daughter finds them comfortable always wears for any dance class. Just need to find brand that works for you. I don’t think she liked the recommended ones.  

I couldn’t tell you which ones she uses, she picks them and adds to my basket! I just pay! 😂

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