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12 minutes ago, Spamcat said:

Fairydust they must have been in the same class?

We just got a bit more information our of DD. She demonstrated a beautiful butterfly dance routine that they learnt. It looked amazing! I can't believe they learnt that in 1 hour!

Yes, DD was with her I’m sure. I think I may know who your DD is so look forward to next week. DD was so positive and happy after the class xx

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That's lovely that they enjoyed it so much! (Did you spot the long haired bloke? 😂) She has her heart set on Elmhurst now so I don't think the RBS results matter any more!

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3 minutes ago, Spamcat said:

That's lovely that they enjoyed it so much! (Did you spot the long haired bloke? 😂) She has her heart set on Elmhurst now so I don't think the RBS results matter any more!

😂😂😂 yes introduced DD after the class although there may be more than one long haired bloke ?? 😂😂😂

I think our two DDs were in the same audition and recognised each other x

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More than 1! 😲 😂

Does your DDs name start with a D? 

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1 minute ago, Spamcat said:

More than 1! 😲 😂

Does your DDs name start with a D? 

😂😂 I think there was only one 😂😂

yes D is correct xx

 

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Oh yes my DD said they had made friends and she remembered her from the audition! ❤

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On 11/06/2019 at 20:52, TinyNEDancer said:

Has anyone applied for Sunderland? If so have you received any information regarding timings etc? 

 

Hi again Tiny! We have but still haven’t received any information but with it being 9 days away I hope we find out soon!

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1 hour ago, Bunny said:

 

Hi again Tiny! We have but still haven’t received any information but with it being 9 days away I hope we find out soon!

The theme of my month is definitely ‘waiting’... patiently waiting 🤪

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Just on our way to the Manchester auditions is anyone else there today? Got a nervous little girl any tips from people who have already been for this audition on what they do is it similar to the rbs auditions. Xx

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6 hours ago, Cazsmith said:

Just on our way to the Manchester auditions is anyone else there today? Got a nervous little girl any tips from people who have already been for this audition on what they do is it similar to the rbs auditions. Xx

How did it go today @Cazsmith?i hope it went well 😊

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@Astrid, @Fairydust, @Spamcat And anyone else that might be able to help! My DD has her audition soon, she has just asked me a couple of questions that I don't know the answer to... How many children are in each audition? How many places are there? It would be for a Y4 place. Thank you for any insight 😊

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@TinyNEDancer so sorry I didn't see this earlier, we were at Elmhurst this morning for a taster class and this afternoon at her Nan's birthday party! I guess it is too late now. We still haven't actually figured out much about the classes and we've been to 2 tasters! In her audition I think there was about 20 something but DD can't remember. She said it was all pretty basic stuff. I hope your DD enjoys her audition and good luck!

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6 minutes ago, Spamcat said:

@TinyNEDancer so sorry I didn't see this earlier, we were at Elmhurst this morning for a taster class and this afternoon at her Nan's birthday party! I guess it is too late now. We still haven't actually figured out much about the classes and we've been to 2 tasters! In her audition I think there was about 20 something but DD can't remember. She said it was all pretty basic stuff. I hope your DD enjoys her audition and good luck!

Thank you! Don’t worry. DDs audition is next weekend. I feel so much more in the dark about this one than others! 

 

How was this morning? Did your DD enjoy it? 

 

Thank you again. I’ll let you know how it goes 😬🤞🏼

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@TinyNEDancer the y4 audition in Sunderland usually has around 25-30 in each audition class. The class sizes for each year group tend to be between 8 and 12, but there’s no set number. The teacher is very lovely and your dd will have a fabulous time. Good luck to her!

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@TinyNEDancer oh ok I misunderstood and thought it was today! My DD preferred the Elmhurst audition. She said the judges were much more smiley! I think she has got muddled up now about what happened at which audition but it was all quite similar stuff I think. I'll tell you what I remember. She had to improvise with arms I remember. Lots of skipping and lots of stretches. They didn't have to take their socks off at Elmhurst. She has absolutely loved her two taster classes!

So if your DD gets in would her class be in Sunderland or Birmingham?

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4 hours ago, TinyNEDancer said:

How did it go today @Cazsmith?i hope it went well 😊

My little girl really enjoyed it said she preferred it to the rbs audition. Their seemed to be a lot more to do in this audition stretching gallops leaps skips turns barre work basic positions. She said the teacher was lovely audition took just over an hr was 24 In Her group and their was another group after hers x

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3 hours ago, Spamcat said:

@TinyNEDancer so sorry I didn't see this earlier, we were at Elmhurst this morning for a taster class and this afternoon at her Nan's birthday party! I guess it is too late now. We still haven't actually figured out much about the classes and we've been to 2 tasters! In her audition I think there was about 20 something but DD can't remember. She said it was all pretty basic stuff. I hope your DD enjoys her audition and good luck!

How long was you waiting before you got an email to say you dd got a place? Hope the taster went well today😊

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@Cazsmith it was really quick, she auditioned on Sat 18th and they said results by end of week but I'm pretty sure it was Tuesday 28th we got the email.

Yes she loved the taster thanks :) 

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18 hours ago, Farawaydancer said:

@TinyNEDancer the y4 audition in Sunderland usually has around 25-30 in each audition class. The class sizes for each year group tend to be between 8 and 12, but there’s no set number. The teacher is very lovely and your dd will have a fabulous time. Good luck to her!

Thank you! That’s so helpful. Eek. I’ll let you know how it goes 😬

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18 hours ago, Spamcat said:

@TinyNEDancer oh ok I misunderstood and thought it was today! My DD preferred the Elmhurst audition. She said the judges were much more smiley! I think she has got muddled up now about what happened at which audition but it was all quite similar stuff I think. I'll tell you what I remember. She had to improvise with arms I remember. Lots of skipping and lots of stretches. They didn't have to take their socks off at Elmhurst. She has absolutely loved her two taster classes!

So if your DD gets in would her class be in Sunderland or Birmingham?

Brilliant!! Thank you for all of your help. It would be Sunderland. I’ll update on here when we have some news 🤞🏼😬

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16 hours ago, Cazsmith said:

My little girl really enjoyed it said she preferred it to the rbs audition. Their seemed to be a lot more to do in this audition stretching gallops leaps skips turns barre work basic positions. She said the teacher was lovely audition took just over an hr was 24 In Her group and their was another group after hers x

Thank you so much!! Good luck. I hope you hear soon!! 

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Hi @TinyNEDancer I think @Spamcat has already answered quite a lot above but there was 3 groups auditioning for year 4 (we were group 3). I’m not sure how many in our class yet but my husband took her to the taster and said about 15 possibly more. Both DD and I had a much nicer time at elmhurst auditions, we were both more relaxed which helped, it was very welcoming and I met some nice mums @Spamcat being one of them! I think I have mentioned previously that DD isn’t the most flexible or the best technically but she does have a lot of enthusiasm 😅 so I think the best thing she can do is to enjoy it as much as possible 🙂 (easier said than done)! xxx

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My daughter had her Elmhurst associate audition in Plymouth this morning.  She thought Miss Lindsey was lovely and she really enjoyed the audition.  It was just over an hour and 45 minutes long.

 

She has returned home demonstrating what she did.  Lots of skips, gallops, dancing to the music with what they felt (emotion), stretches, barre work and some spinning skips.

 

She did say she had a correction at one point.  To me this is a good thing as a audition/lesson is to also show they can listen.  to instruction and correction (I hope).  

 

It's going to be a long week waiting.  She tried her best and had a great time and I would recommend auditioning to anyone as it was a very positive experience for her.  Having only started with her ballet school in January and going into her first associate audition I think this was a perfect fit.

 

I just hope they feel the same :)

 

Good luck everyone! 

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18 hours ago, Astrid said:

Hi @TinyNEDancer I think @Spamcat has already answered quite a lot above but there was 3 groups auditioning for year 4 (we were group 3). I’m not sure how many in our class yet but my husband took her to the taster and said about 15 possibly more. Both DD and I had a much nicer time at elmhurst auditions, we were both more relaxed which helped, it was very welcoming and I met some nice mums @Spamcat being one of them! I think I have mentioned previously that DD isn’t the most flexible or the best technically but she does have a lot of enthusiasm 😅 so I think the best thing she can do is to enjoy it as much as possible 🙂 (easier said than done)! xxx

Yes I found that again this weekend, it is lovely there and everyone is really friendly. Good luck to everyone who's applied at the other centres. Xx

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@Spamcat how long did you find results took to come out please?  Another mum said Elmhurst only took on one child last year.  Must stop refreshing e mails 🙃

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hello @MummytoIzzy my DD auditioned on 18th May and results were promised by the following Friday but got delayed :( we received them on 28th May 2.46pm

good luck xx

 

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We have just received our email from Manchester at the weekend....DD got a yes for Yr6.   Really pleased for her but I doubt we'll be able to take it up as she was lucky enough to also get RBS in Birmingham   Anyone know if it's possible to transfer from Manchester to Birmingham for Elmhurst as we are Midlands based so RBS makes more sense?

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36 minutes ago, MummytoIzzy said:

@Spamcat how long did you find results took to come out please?  Another mum said Elmhurst only took on one child last year.  Must stop refreshing e mails 🙃

24 minutes ago, Fairydust said:

hello @MummytoIzzy my DD auditioned on 18th May and results were promised by the following Friday but got delayed :( we received them on 28th May 2.46pm

good luck xx

 

Well done for getting a yes! Must have felt like forever at the time :) 

Much quicker than the RAD at least.  A few girls have applied from our school.  I hope one of them gets in for morale.  They all work so hard bless them and are such lovely dancers. X

 

Thank you for the luck if not this year we will try again next year.  My daughter only turned 8 last week so is one of the youngest ones x 🥰

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@MummytoIzzy my DD isn't 8 until end of August and she got in. There seemed to be quite a few new year 4s. Her friend who is a very good dancer applied for yr5 though and didn't get in, I guess there are less places as the yr 4s are all going up.

We also heard 10 days after the audition. A lot quicker than RBS!

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