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Hi all, I guess you have all had the email with all the forms and uniform info? How exciting!

Does anyone know what the leotard sizing is like? My DD is about to turn 8 and quite petite. I don't know whether to go for a 6-7 or 8-10? She currently fits a size 1 in Freed Rad leotard.

Thanks. xx

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Hi @Spamcat ours arrived today! I went for 8-10 and it fits just right (6-7 would have been way to small in length)! 

Tracksuit is a bit baggy but she will grow into it - the bottoms are quite big round waist but don’t fall down. We got 7-8.

ballet shoes we got the narrow fit and they fit about the same as her current ones and are ok (we got size 3, she is a 2 in normal shoes). 

Jazz shoes - she is a 2 and we got a 5 (website said to). They are a bit big as she has such narrow feet but they are alright. 

We got 7-8 in jazz shorts and they are great with a bit of room to spare. 

Hope that helps?! DD is 128cm. 

exciting! 🙂

 

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Oh thank you @Astrid that is really helpful! I've not had much luck with ballet shoes lately for both my kids, sizing in all brands is so different! Ive had to send so many back. My DD is 126cm so I think I'll go for the 8-10 too then or it won't fit her for long.

Jazz shoes did you get the lace up or the slip ons? Shorts is it the unisex black shorts pictured on the boy? I can't see any 'Jazz shorts' on the website.

Thank you!!! 😘

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@Spamcat yes the jazz shorts are the boys shorts, I needed help with that too! 

the ballet shoes are satin Bloch if that’s any help as well? 

we got the lace up ones because she has such narrow feet I thought it would mean I could pull them in more - which has actually helped as they would have been a bit baggy on the sides otherwise! They are Bloch as well. 

DD loves it all! I have to say it’s all really good quality. she can’t wait to get going! 💃🏼 Xx

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Ooh exciting to know your uniform order has arrived @Astrid! I wonder if ours has arrived when we get back from summer school...?! 

 

Good to know we went for the right size in the leotard!! Will be interested to see how the tracksuit fits 😬

 

@Spamcat good luck with the order!!

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many thanks @Astrid how long are the bottoms? DD is slightly taller 129cm, not sure what to go for, think the larger tracksuit will be far too big around the waist?  I think we may take a trip down there later in August to try them on x

 

 

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Hi @Fairydust! I reckon it would be fine? The waist is pretty big and sits on her hips more so think it would be ok? The bottoms are also zip up. The top is also quite baggy? I did try and PM you a picture but I can’t work our how to do it 😂...

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I am expecting to have to take the waist in on the tracksuit. We always have this problem, all her leggings are age 8-9 but taken in and skirts she wears age 5-6!

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Spamcat, we always had this issue too - very long legs and a very petite frame meant that any leggings/trousers etc which were long enough were comically huge around the waist, hips and bottom. Gap’s Long and Lean jeans and leggings were the only ones which ever came close to looking ‘normal’ - and then they stopped selling this range! Thank goodness that waists can be taken in 😉

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Not long now! How exciting. I was just wondering, did you all get the excersise mats and therabands? Which strength of theraband did you get?

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Hi everyone! I apologise for the stupid question, but the time has almost come to start applications for RBS JA, Ballet Boost BBA and Elmhurst Junior dancers. I'd like to see them all, just to get a feel for each and I think it would be a good experience for both me (no dance background!!) and my daughter? 

Could I confirm that Elmhurst is every Saturday? The others are about once a month? Many thanks x

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2 hours ago, sunrise81 said:

RBS JA is every week for us in Leeds too.

Wow, we went to the insight day in Bath and were told it would be roughly once once month! If DD were to get in, this would be even more time consuming than I first thought!! 😕

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7 minutes ago, In at the deep end said:

Wow, we went to the insight day in Bath and were told it would be roughly once once month! If DD were to get in, this would be even more time consuming than I first thought!! 😕

Mmmmm Leeds has 32 lessons term time between mid sept and mid june. I know some centres have the option of 24 lessons. But it is def more than once a month!

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3 hours ago, In at the deep end said:

Hi everyone! I apologise for the stupid question, but the time has almost come to start applications for RBS JA, Ballet Boost BBA and Elmhurst Junior dancers. I'd like to see them all, just to get a feel for each and I think it would be a good experience for both me (no dance background!!) and my daughter? 

Could I confirm that Elmhurst is every Saturday? The others are about once a month? Many thanks x

Where are you based? Some of the answers depend on which centre you would be going to! 

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Thanks for your answers! We're near Bristol. I know someone in BBA Devon, and have seen the timetable there. I'm just trying to weigh up which would be do-able. I'm not expecting her to get in, but don't want to waste anyone's time by auditioning for somewhere we couldn't commit to, should the chance arise! 

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7 minutes ago, In at the deep end said:

Thanks for your answers! We're near Bristol. I know someone in BBA Devon, and have seen the timetable there. I'm just trying to weigh up which would be do-able. I'm not expecting her to get in, but don't want to waste anyone's time by auditioning for somewhere we couldn't commit to, should the chance arise! 

I was going to say, the BBA timetables are on their websites, helpfully! Sure someone could send you a copy of the others on this forum. We’re in the north rather unhelpfully! 

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Thank you TinyNEDancer! It will probably never happen, but I just wanted a little mental preparation! DD teacher is helping me take photos next week, so I thought it was about time I started a little research of my own 😉 Unfortunately, although my friend's daughter loves BBA in Devon, we just can't get there on Sundays. Birmingham is a long way, especially commit to every week. Radstock is the most convenient, but unlikely to get a place haha!

Apologies for starting up this thread again, but I guessed several of you might know the answers to my questions 🙂

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33 minutes ago, In at the deep end said:

Thank you TinyNEDancer! It will probably never happen, but I just wanted a little mental preparation! DD teacher is helping me take photos next week, so I thought it was about time I started a little research of my own 😉 Unfortunately, although my friend's daughter loves BBA in Devon, we just can't get there on Sundays. Birmingham is a long way, especially commit to every week. Radstock is the most convenient, but unlikely to get a place haha!

Apologies for starting up this thread again, but I guessed several of you might know the answers to my questions 🙂

It’s not a problem! Happy to answer any questions we can. There are two other threads about Elmhurst and Ballet Boost that we started once we had accepted offers. They might also be useful. Ask away though. People were so helpful to me this time last year, I’m not sure where I would be without this forum! 

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@In at the deep end I highly recommend Elmhurst, my daughter is in year 4 there and loves it!

On another subject, did any other young dancers on here apply for the Royal Opera House chance to dance Easter school? I am intrigued to know what they mean by a ballot. Do they mean people vote for who gets in and if so how do they know who they are voting for if there is no audition?

 

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11 hours ago, Spamcat said:

@In at the deep end I highly recommend Elmhurst, my daughter is in year 4 there and loves it!

On another subject, did any other young dancers on here apply for the Royal Opera House chance to dance Easter school? I am intrigued to know what they mean by a ballot. Do they mean people vote for who gets in and if so how do they know who they are voting for if there is no audition?

 

I think it means that the children in the ballot have a chance of their names being (randomly) selected (as opposed to being voted on), but i'm not 100% sure! We didn't enter DDs name as the rehearsals clash with EYB... Good luck to yours Spamcat!

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@Spamcat I have also applied for the chance to dance young dancer thing. I assumed ballot was more of a “pick names out of a hat” type of thing. Email said they’d had a huge response to it, so not holding much hope. Fingers crossed though 😉

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