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Hi all, 

 

Having been a member of this forum for a couple of years and having gained so much knowledge throughout that time, enabling my DD to be offered places at several SS's and successfully nailed her very first audition for her first choice vocational school. 

 

I just thought I would take the opportunity as the summer holidays draw to a close, to pass on my GOOD LUCK & BEST WISHES to all the other teens who have survived GCSE season/results day as well as the all important Ballet exams and now will also shortly be heading off to Vocational Upper School. 

 

Pastures new and exciting times ahead for all.  😍 xxx

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I do hope you won’t stop posting, balletbean. I have enjoyed your posts and would miss you.

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Agree with Fiz! Hope you will be writing about the next exciting chapter in the journey!

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6 hours ago, Fiz said:

I do hope you won’t stop posting, balletbean. I have enjoyed your posts and would miss you.

 

6 hours ago, Mnemo said:

Agree with Fiz! Hope you will be writing about the next exciting chapter in the journey!

Thank you. Both so kind. I shall keep posting and replying but maybe not so frequently. 

 

Just felt the moment was right as my DD is going through the farewell stage with Family and friends. Suitcases are out but nowhere to leave them open to fill. And the to do lists are increasing not decreasing!!! 

 

One more ballet exam results await and we will finally be ready 🤞🏼🙆‍♀️ 😊

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1 hour ago, Dance*is*life said:

All the very best of luck to your daughter in her new adventure!  

Thank you 🙆‍♀️

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Good luck to your DD and well done on surviving Y11!

 

Hopefully you'll stay on the forum as I'm not sure we've had a recent parent at that school 

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12 hours ago, Vonrothbart said:

 Best wishes to your DD balletbean, what exam result is she waiting for, and which school did she choose? 

Thank you. RAD Grade 8. DD took the exam on the 14th June. The results have arrived for her RAD intermediate taken on the 16th June with the same examiner but no Grade 8 results.  Just a tad frustrating. Heading off to NBS. 🙆‍♀️😊

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Best of luck to your dd for her exam result and at Northern Ballet. x

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Northern Ballet School is a fantastic vocational school my DD has a contract on finishing graduate year so do at least 10 of her year. It is great when they go straight into work. The Principal certainly gets them industry ready.x

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On ‎30‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 13:38, balletbean said:

Hi all, 

 

Having been a member of this forum for a couple of years and having gained so much knowledge throughout that time, enabling my DD to be offered places at several SS's and successfully nailed her very first audition for her first choice vocational school. 

 

I just thought I would take the opportunity as the summer holidays draw to a close, to pass on my GOOD LUCK & BEST WISHES to all the other teens who have survived GCSE season/results day as well as the all important Ballet exams and now will also shortly be heading off to Vocational Upper School. 

 

Pastures new and exciting times ahead for all.  😍 xxx

 

 

I am feeling exactly the same and would like to wish everybody's dancing children all the best for their new adventures.  I am a relatively quiet member of this forum but have found it to be invaluable when we embarked upon the audition season last year for the first time and thankfully for the last (well until job auditions commence but that is now a few years away).  My daughter is also making list after list, we have been on the big move out shop this week and are picking up the bulk of the uniform on Sunday  (Not leo's as they are made by a specialist via the school).  I am so excited for my DD but I am very apprehensive at the same time.  16 is such a young age to move hundreds of miles away but like they say you have to let them live their dream.  I wish your daughter all the best, northern ballet isn't far from me.  I am sure we will all sink a glass or 2 of wine the weekend they move just to get through it :) 

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The very best of luck to your DD, balletbean. And do keep in touch with us all. x

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2 hours ago, stressedbeyondbelief said:

 

 

I am feeling exactly the same and would like to wish everybody's dancing children all the best for their new adventures.  I am a relatively quiet member of this forum but have found it to be invaluable when we embarked upon the audition season last year for the first time and thankfully for the last (well until job auditions commence but that is now a few years away).  My daughter is also making list after list, we have been on the big move out shop this week and are picking up the bulk of the uniform on Sunday  (Not leo's as they are made by a specialist via the school).  I am so excited for my DD but I am very apprehensive at the same time.  16 is such a young age to move hundreds of miles away but like they say you have to let them live their dream.  I wish your daughter all the best, northern ballet isn't far from me.  I am sure we will all sink a glass or 2 of wine the weekend they move just to get through it :) 

We are flying up to Manchester so will be embarking on a mammoth shopping trip upon our arrival😱. Fly(may)be is not renowned for its generous baggage allowance! 

Wine is in the fridge chilling nicely for my return 😋 Hope all goes well for your DD. 🙆‍♀️  It’s going to be an emotional one! 😢

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Dd and I arrived in the Richmond Travelodge a couple of hours ago. Spent £80 in Boots on ‘essentials’ already. Covent Garden dance shops tomorrow 😱.  Sunday, moving into Homestay - and no doubt more shopping - we have lots of lists too! Sorting bank account and doctors on Monday. Rambert on Tuesday!  

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8 hours ago, BlueLou said:

Dd and I arrived in the Richmond Travelodge a couple of hours ago. Spent £80 in Boots on ‘essentials’ already. Covent Garden dance shops tomorrow 😱.  Sunday, moving into Homestay - and no doubt more shopping - we have lots of lists too! Sorting bank account and doctors on Monday. Rambert on Tuesday!  

Good luck to your dd BlueLou hope all goes well 

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19 hours ago, balletbean said:

Thank you. RAD Grade 8. DD took the exam on the 14th June. The results have arrived for her RAD intermediate taken on the 16th June with the same examiner but no Grade 8 results.  Just a tad frustrating. Heading off to NBS. 🙆‍♀️😊

Good luck to your dd balletbean hope all goes well

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1 hour ago, charlie4dancin said:

What's the Richmond Travelodge like I've been looking at that one and the Premier Inn in Richmond?

thank you

It’s fine - typical Travelodge - no frills but clean and comfortable. The Travelodge is more centrally located than the Premier Inn - it’s only a couple of minutes walk into Richmond. The earlier you book the cheaper it is, and it can make quite a big difference!

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I reckon there will be no end of DC's parents dashing around with last minute preps etc, before their children semi fledge the nest so to speak. We are having a get together tonight, to celebrate my granddaughter's 16th birthday, along with both her and her good friend, who also goes to VS in a week or so. I suggested buying train tickets to London, the week after they go, just to take all the things that will be forgotten, as I'm sure there will be a few. 

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My dd is rather older than these fledglings but she is finally moving out today to share a house with a good friend she has known for many years. She’s left home before for university which didn’t work out for various reasons and when she moved to the Midlands but now it looks like it for good. I’m going to be busy today and sad tonight.

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3 hours ago, BlueLou said:

It’s fine - typical Travelodge - no frills but clean and comfortable. The Travelodge is more centrally located than the Premier Inn - it’s only a couple of minutes walk into Richmond. The earlier you book the cheaper it is, and it can make quite a big difference!

Thank you is Laban nearby too do you know?

c4d

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2 hours ago, charlie4dancin said:

Thank you is Laban nearby too do you know?

c4d

No, it’d be quite a long tube journey from Richmond to Laban. Probably take about an hour. 

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Just adding my lots of love and luck to all moving on - my dd is off to Laine this week - car all packed - feeling bittersweet - will miss her so much but she is ready to go and it's only 90 mins so am guessing she will be coming home a bit and i'll be visitng her,  My first leaving home !

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10 hours ago, charlie4dancin said:

Thank you is Laban nearby too do you know?

c4d

There's a travelodge right by the station in Greenwich that is very handy for Laban, and on the occasion we stayed there it was quite cheap, by London standards.

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On ‎01‎/‎09‎/‎2018 at 10:58, Fiz said:

My dd is rather older than these fledglings but she is finally moving out today to share a house with a good friend she has known for many years. She’s left home before for university which didn’t work out for various reasons and when she moved to the Midlands but now it looks like it for good. I’m going to be busy today and sad tonight.

Sending empathy to everyone who will have unnaturally quiet homes this term as their children have all gone away. I have decided to make a list of all the things that I have never had time to do (apart from dull things like dusting) and am steeling myself to take up piano lessons. I am assured by friends who have done this before that a) I will get used to it and b) they never really leave you

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15 hours ago, Pups_mum said:

There's a travelodge right by the station in Greenwich that is very handy for Laban, and on the occasion we stayed there it was quite cheap, by London standards.

Thanks Pups_mum appreciate that I've googled it now to get a feel for it... Seems to be a Premier 

Inn and a Travelodge in Greenwich!

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