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Ok so it could be either mail or email - possibly Friday then. I don’t have high hopes given the numbers applying, and dd was thrilled to have got to the final anyway, but now that it’s done I would really like to know! 

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DD got to finals in 2016 and 2017. She didn’t get a place the first year but I think it spurred her on even more and she got in last year. Everyone who gets to finals is good enough, but a lot of the final decisions are based on what type of dancers and personalities they need for the parts. I bet they’d love to cast everyone!

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On 11/11/2018 at 09:50, MAK said:

I was definitely talking about the Anna Rose O'Sullivan workshop in Feb as I know someone who attended it. Our dds are too old for the Nutcracker workshop so I didn't look into the details of that one.

Both my dds were invited to the Masterclass last year, one having got to Finals and one having been recalled on Day 1 but not in invited to Finals.

When I say "open to all" I mean open to all auditionees.

It might say on the website.

My dd auditioned and didn't get through, but she's been invited to a Masterclass just for the auditionees on 3 Feb with Fiona Chadwick (former RB Principal) - very exciting!

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Another mum told me that she heard the ladies at LCB say Wednesday or Thursday by email. So I’m going to be checking my email (and junk folder) quite a lot today!

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My daughter thought they said Thursday for results, we have not heard anything and I can't find reference to a results date on the website, hopefully we will all know tomorrow.  Good luck everyone!  The audition experience was so positive and enjoyable.

 

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Just found this on an email regarding final auditions.

Results from this final audition will reach you by Wednesday 28 November.

Looks like we might have to wait another few days! 

 

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17 hours ago, AMP said:

Just found this on an email regarding final auditions.

Results from this final audition will reach you by Wednesday 28 November.

Looks like we might have to wait another few days! 

 

I remember seeing that on the email invitation to Finals but when the ladies manning the desks on Sunday were telling parents it would most likely be this week I hoped it would be sooner. However, post has just been here and there is nothing so I guess it will be next week after all.

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4 hours ago, MAK said:

I remember seeing that on the email invitation to Finals but when the ladies manning the desks on Sunday were telling parents it would most likely be this week I hoped it would be sooner. However, post has just been here and there is nothing so I guess it will be next week after all.

Same, our post has been and there is nothing, no email either.  

 

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I guess not until next week then? I wonder why it takes so long. Presumably they know who they want straight after the audition?

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On 23/11/2018 at 20:05, Sally-Anne said:

I guess not until next week then? I wonder why it takes so long. Presumably they know who they want straight after the audition?

Yes, I wondered that. Maybe they want to meet and discuss again, maybe watch the videos? I can imagine they’re all busy people and have to wait until the next weekend to do that.

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I hadn’t thought of that - I suppose they could meet again to discuss. In my experience decisions are made on the day, but this my first experience with this particular company so maybe this is normal for this company 😊

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Results are coming through. Double disappointment in this house, especially with it having been DD1's last chance 😪

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6 minutes ago, margarite said:

I’m so sorry to hear that. Your girls are such beautiful dancers x

Thank you @margarite that's so kind of you 🙂. Two consecutive Finals for DD1 with no success and DD2 was recalled last year without Finals so was excited to reach Finals this year and came out buzzing but it wasn't meant to be for either of them. Congratulations to everyone who was successful, I'm sure it will be an amazing Production.

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9 minutes ago, Motomum said:

My son has been offered a part in the ballet. 😁

Congratulations to him that's fantastic news!!

 

 

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DD thought it would be a no, and it was. Oh well, maybe next year (though maybe not if it clashes with SYB performances again).

 

Congratulations to those who got a yes!

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My heart goes out to any little, or not so little, dancers, who didn't get the yes today. 

 

We received a yes, but although the letter goes into great detail about the level of commitment required, it doesn't clarify the difference between cast and touring company commitment, or if there is any. But logically the touring company's commitment is bigger because they are on standby for shows in case anybody is ill, but they also tour- yes?

 

So does anybody understand/know if they do the division between cast and touring company straight from the auditions in January?  Or do they rehearse everybody together and  then choose their child to play a certain part nearer the time of the shows? 

 

If you get touring company when do you find out your touring "dates'? 

 

Again, sorry to those who aren't joining the company this year. I hope the forum members don't mind me asking these questions so close to the yes/no email...

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I believe tour rehearsals are completely separate but I'm sure there will be others on the forum with more direct experience who could clarify the process.

Congratulations to your dc!

DD1 was waitlisted for the tour but as it will take place during her GCSE year it would be unlikely that we would be able to accept a place if it did come up. I believe it's a fantastic experience though from dd's friends who have done it in the past.

 

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Thanks MAK. Did your email actually say your DD1 shortlisted for the tour ? Our email just offered a place in London Children's Ballet which I took as meaning we will let you know after casting if you're on the tour or on the stage. Am I just completely misunderstanding? So grateful for this forum sharing all this info that is so difficult to find out anywhere else. Dance parenting is such a journey...

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Sounds to me that’s a place in the main company - for the main production. That’s what DD’s letter said last year ...

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Hi, the main show and tour rehearsal schedules are completely different. If your child has a letter/email today offering a Ballet Shoes 2019 contract then they've definitely been offered the main show. My son's been offered the main show this year too but 3 years ago got a tour and the tour letter is different. Congratulations to all those who got a yes today and please don't give up to those who got a no this time xx

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6 minutes ago, margarite said:

Sounds to me that’s a place in the main company. That’s what DD’s letter said last year ...

 

1 minute ago, Beautifulday said:

Hi, the main show and tour rehearsal schedules are completely different. If your child has a letter/email today offering a Ballet Shoes 2019 contract then they've definitely been offered the main show. My son's been offered the main show this year too but 3 years ago got a tour and the tour letter is different. Congratulations to all those who got a yes today and please don't give up to those who got a no this time xx

 

6 minutes ago, margarite said:

Sounds to me that’s a place in the main company - for the main production. That’s what DD’s letter said last year ...

thank you both.  DD will be grateful that I have managed to get some clarity on it. Telling her the news after school tomorrow! 

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4 minutes ago, Beautifulday said:

Hi, the main show and tour rehearsal schedules are completely different. If your child has a letter/email today offering a Ballet Shoes 2019 contract then they've definitely been offered the main show. My son's been offered the main show this year too but 3 years ago got a tour and the tour letter is different. Congratulations to all those who got a yes today and please don't give up to those who got a no this time xx

Sadly for DD1 it was her last opportunity as she's 14 so she will have to give up on LCB.

@Mummy2BalletFairies that's a place in the main company.

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11 minutes ago, Mummy2BalletFairies said:

a sad moment....i can only imagine it gets tougher to get in as the age rises...hope she finds another door opens soon instead x

It's tough on her that she got Finals two years in a row without ever getting to be part of an LCB Production but it just wasn't meant to be. She felt she did her best and had been excited to get the result but she'll move on quickly. It was opening night for her school production and her first pas de deux in public tonight so not much time to dwell on it!

Hope those that have places have a brilliant time 🙂

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9 hours ago, MAK said:

It's tough on her that she got Finals two years in a row without ever getting to be part of an LCB Production but it just wasn't meant to be. She felt she did her best and had been excited to get the result but she'll move on quickly. It was opening night for her school production and her first pas de deux in public tonight so not much time to dwell on it!

Hope those that have places have a brilliant time 🙂

belated chookas!

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Congrats to all those who got a yes! My dd got a no and an offer to be on the wait list for the tour. She’s ok and we are presuming a place won’t come up, so are moving on. Xx

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