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Commiserations, Shellbell12.  🙁 Did your dd apply anywhere else? 

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2 hours ago, Shellbell12 said:

Don't know whether it was inexperience on our part. She prepared her own solo, rather than a set dance that the other girls and boys did that they'd more than likely performed in comps/shows etc.....

From what I could gather there is a mixture of solos with some choreographing their own dance (which we did too), some festival pieces and some teacher created dances.  

Exactly what they are looking for is difficult to know, so don't take it too much to heart. 

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My daughter has been invited back for the scholarship audition this Monday. Does anyone know the format of the day? Does anyone talk to us? Do we get a chance to ask questions etc?

My husband hasn’t yet seen the school, is there another chance to look around? 

I understand the kids have a ballet class and physio assessment.

If anyone has been through the process it would be great to hear!

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If your husband has not seen round the school and you have questions to ask then you maybe should call the secretary and ask if they can accommodate you in that request. From experience, there was a ballet class straight off ( parents could leave) and then a small talk( 5 mins)about how many scholarships the school had to offer. Some people were then asked to go to physio and others could leave. Hope that helps.

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Valentina that’s really useful thank you! 

Im guessing if they keep you for physio then it probably means they are interested but if sent away then it probably means unsuccessful with scholarship? 

I will call the school. Thank you for your advice 

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Try not to read too much into whether seeing physio or not seeing physio means anything....

Some years back DD got funding audition despite not being asked to see physio... just as some at WL who didn’t get asked to stay for longer at finals were offered places....we parents look for ‘signs’ when actually we can just focus on asking the Q’s you want to ask & encourage your DC to enjoy the experience & view it as an opportunity to perform & enjoy lovely studios, a new teacher, live piano playing & a chance to dance with like minded individuals & maybe even make friends! Whatever the outcome, each of these experiences add to building confidence, resilience & determination - great life skills for all time! Good luck! 

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Was anyone at Tring today ? Did someone give the impression that results may be out by tonight? 

Or did my pupil’s Dad get the wrong end of the stick ?

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On 14/03/2019 at 16:18, Busymum said:

My DS was not kept for physio but got an MDS. 

Those that got kept for physio definitely thought they were the ones going to get places!

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Eeek....we were there today but not kept for physio, my daughter went away very disappointed. Almost tears in her eyes. I told her it doesn’t mean anything and not to read into it! Now it’s the waiting game! Tutu girl I believe they said they would sit down at the end of the day and make their decisions and try to get letters out ASAP. Fingers crossed for everyone!

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Ah that makes more sense !

The Dad was only half listening then !!

My pupil was in the first audition today - 8.45 am

there were only 11 in the group , and similar in the other group , so your DD did exceptionally well to get that far - regardless of the outcome .

Is she doing Hammond and Elmhurst finals too ? 

All the best anyway ,

Tutugirl 

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From what I know those asked for physio are the ones they are considering for mds awards, however things could have changed. 

 

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Timeflies, 2 people above have stated they got offered mds awards but were sent away and not seen for physio so it does happen. I know it happens at WL too as it happened to my friends daughter. So I’m still keeping fingers crossed!

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Tutu girl, my daughter was in the same as yours then as we were first thing too! 

We didnt audition for Hammond at all, just felt it was a bit too far for us. She did audition for Elmhurst but no call back. I’m guessing you are doing these ones? Good luck and let me know how Tring goes for you! 

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I don’t feel very positive at all after a parent whose DD did have physio today was more or less told if your sent for physio you are being considered for funding! I haven’t mentioned this to my daughter but I could tell she was disappointed 😔 

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1 hour ago, Felicity said:

Eeek....we were there today but not kept for physio, my daughter went away very disappointed. Almost tears in her eyes. I told her it doesn’t mean anything and not to read into it! Now it’s the waiting game! Tutu girl I believe they said they would sit down at the end of the day and make their decisions and try to get letters out ASAP. Fingers crossed for everyone!

We’re in the same boat as you and I’m afraid I’m now not at all hopeful as I saw who they kept back and all strong dancers and some WL finalists, so I’ve written it off. Got elmhurst later in the week just hope she can keep it together until the end of Thursday so she comes away feeling ok about it, whatever happens. Really good luck to everyone else for anything else your dc are going for this week.

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The year my dd did funding audition only people taken to physio were offered mds places initially. However some of these turned them down as they got offers elsewhere and they subsequently offered mds to people on the reserve list who hadn’t all seen physio. 

Good luck to all waiting.

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1 hour ago, amos73 said:

The year my dd did funding audition only people taken to physio were offered mds places initially. However some of these turned them down as they got offers elsewhere and they subsequently offered mds to people on the reserve list who hadn’t all seen physio. 

Good luck to all waiting.

 

This was the point I was about to make too.  

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3 hours ago, Bellaballerina's mum said:

Did anybody pick up on how many are being awarded?

 

The number is always quite small relative to the other schools with MDS and varies from year to year.  They will have a number that they know they can offer but that will be supplemented in the coming weeks when they know which 5th formers with MDS are leaving and if pupils in lower years are leaving.

 

Bed places are also tight so lots of juggling to fit everyone in as there can be movement within the current student population from year to year.

 

Sorry this doesn't help much but hopefully puts it in some context.

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My ds was at Tring on Monday. He didn't get asked for physio. He was gutted. He said it was all the good ones who went through. He is going for Year 10 entry and said there were 5 in his audition who were full timers from WL. I'm gutted for him. It makes me sad as we can never compete with that. We live in a rural location with limited access to quality dance training yet he is expected to be as good as those that have spent 3 years at one of the best ballet schools in the world. I told him just to be proud that they had even thought he could compete at that level.

He has Elmhurst tomorrow but I'm not holding my breath now we know the quality of who he is up against. He (we)can't give any more. He will have to focus on GCSE'S for the next couple of years so dance will have to take second fiddle unless he is in a supported environment. 

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I heard 5-6 MDS places in total but that could be for just year 7 I find it all so confusing. Basically very few!  Sounds like it’s an evolving thing over the next few weeks though. I asked them a few months ago and that was an estimate but have heard it from others since. Balletbrokemybank given the higher amount of funding available your son could have s better chance at elmhurst.... fingers crossed for him. After 24 hours of feeling very upset I’m now more calm, but it is hard to deal with when you’d rather take the hit than have them on the receiving end. Good luck to all this week.

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Balletbrokemybank

Dont worry about the WL boys - because they may well end up going to Elmhurst or Hammond .

Not everyone who is offered an MDS at Tring accepts it .

Best of luck for Elmhurst - and I believe you already were offered Hammond ?

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What does the physio check again in the recall? Could you have of passed physio on first check?

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9 hours ago, balletbrokemybank said:

My ds was at Tring on Monday. He didn't get asked for physio. He was gutted. He said it was all the good ones who went through. He is going for Year 10 entry and said there were 5 in his audition who were full timers from WL. I'm gutted for him. It makes me sad as we can never compete with that. We live in a rural location with limited access to quality dance training yet he is expected to be as good as those that have spent 3 years at one of the best ballet schools in the world. I told him just to be proud that they had even thought he could compete at that level.

He has Elmhurst tomorrow but I'm not holding my breath now we know the quality of who he is up against. He (we)can't give any more. He will have to focus on GCSE'S for the next couple of years so dance will have to take second fiddle unless he is in a supported environment. 

 

A little story of hope maybe.  My Ds auditioned for year 10 entry at Tring.  He was not vocationally trained at that point, was intermediate level.  He was very fortunate to be offered an MDS the very day after funding audition.  There are always WL students auditioning and most will be offered places at all the other vocational school.  When my son started Tring in the September, 2 WL students had been given MDS and had started Tring in the summer term.  

 

The competitiin is very very strong for places but if it is meant to be it will be.  If it is not right at this time you have to trust he is better where he is. 

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9 hours ago, Dopedeedoo said:

I heard 5-6 MDS places in total but that could be for just year 7 I find it all so confusing. Basically very few!  Sounds like it’s an evolving thing over the next few weeks though. I asked them a few months ago and that was an estimate but have heard it from others since. Balletbrokemybank given the higher amount of funding available your son could have s better chance at elmhurst.... fingers crossed for him. After 24 hours of feeling very upset I’m now more calm, but it is hard to deal with when you’d rather take the hit than have them on the receiving end. Good luck to all this week.

 

Tring offer MDS to the students they want from year 7 to 10 entry.  The number above seems consistent with most years. Students on MDS in lower school are also able to take it through to upper school if they wish to stay. Of course with the change in dance director this could all change in the future. 

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49 minutes ago, Dancer123 said:

What does the physio check again in the recall? Could you have of passed physio on first check?

 

There isn't any other physio check at Tring. At the funding audition they select a group who go for physio, the rest never get seen by the physio

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