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2 hours ago, RaaRah’s Mum said:

Do you think hyper mobility is a factor in the results? 

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do people honestly think eastleigh will be soon? even though london auditions were late and people often put both centres down as options?  thought we had weeks to wait for eastleigh. they said END june early July for results...

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Yes definitely they go in centre order- as someone said earlier as they had an early result for Manchester because they auditioned in bham. It’s not just London /Eastleigh that have centre crossovers 

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Just now, Hazel said:

Yes definitely they go in centre order- as someone said earlier as they had an early result for Manchester because they auditioned in bham. It’s not just London /Eastleigh that have centre crossovers 

oh heavens.

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Just had a look back on my emails and last year I got the handbook and term dates sent to me (as an existing JA parent) on the 19th June for Leeds......won't be too much longer! Plus I need to order new uniform so I wish they would hurry up 😂

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Just wondering if anyone has ever been successful in getting feedback from JA auditions? My DD has just had a ‘no’ for the 3rd year running -  in my mind that means she definitely does not have what the Royal Ballet are looking for. But her teacher is already saying she needs to keep ‘plugging at it’ as she thought she stood a real chance this year. My DD is already saying she might want to try for the Mid Associates next year... but my gut feeling is that if the RB have said no this many times, there is something about her physique or dancing ability that isn’t right for them. She successfully auditioned for another associate scheme last year (Y5) and will continue that for Y6. It just feels unfair to let her audition for the MAs  (and to pay the application fee!) if she absolutely doesn’t stand a chance. Feedback from her audition would be so helpful! 

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7 hours ago, Pinkpip100 said:

Just wondering if anyone has ever been successful in getting feedback from JA auditions? My DD has just had a ‘no’ for the 3rd year running -  in my mind that means she definitely does not have what the Royal Ballet are looking for. But her teacher is already saying she needs to keep ‘plugging at it’ as she thought she stood a real chance this year. My DD is already saying she might want to try for the Mid Associates next year... but my gut feeling is that if the RB have said no this many times, there is something about her physique or dancing ability that isn’t right for them. She successfully auditioned for another associate scheme last year (Y5) and will continue that for Y6. It just feels unfair to let her audition for the MAs  (and to pay the application fee!) if she absolutely doesn’t stand a chance. Feedback from her audition would be so helpful! 

I feel you! Pretty sure we will be in exactly the same position in a few days. I believe parents are not permitted to seek feedback about JA auditions. Do you have any idea what might be stopping her? If so, is it something that is likely to change? Her teacher is probably in the best position to advise you about this.

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Good luck for all those waiting for Eastleigh today. I’m on edge waiting for Leeds wondering if it’ll be today or tomorrow. 

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8 hours ago, Pinkpip100 said:

Just wondering if anyone has ever been successful in getting feedback from JA auditions? My DD has just had a ‘no’ for the 3rd year running -  in my mind that means she definitely does not have what the Royal Ballet are looking for. But her teacher is already saying she needs to keep ‘plugging at it’ as she thought she stood a real chance this year. My DD is already saying she might want to try for the Mid Associates next year... but my gut feeling is that if the RB have said no this many times, there is something about her physique or dancing ability that isn’t right for them. She successfully auditioned for another associate scheme last year (Y5) and will continue that for Y6. It just feels unfair to let her audition for the MAs  (and to pay the application fee!) if she absolutely doesn’t stand a chance. Feedback from her audition would be so helpful! 

We have two friends who’ve got mid places who weren’t successful at JA.... 

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Good luck to everybody today! Still on Cloud 9 following our Newcastle yes...not sure it has properly sunk in yet!

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9 hours ago, Pinkpip100 said:

Just wondering if anyone has ever been successful in getting feedback from JA auditions? My DD has just had a ‘no’ for the 3rd year running -  in my mind that means she definitely does not have what the Royal Ballet are looking for. But her teacher is already saying she needs to keep ‘plugging at it’ as she thought she stood a real chance this year. My DD is already saying she might want to try for the Mid Associates next year... but my gut feeling is that if the RB have said no this many times, there is something about her physique or dancing ability that isn’t right for them. She successfully auditioned for another associate scheme last year (Y5) and will continue that for Y6. It just feels unfair to let her audition for the MAs  (and to pay the application fee!) if she absolutely doesn’t stand a chance. Feedback from her audition would be so helpful! 

 

 

Teachers send their very best students from around the UK.

Of those, the RBS picks one out of 10 (about).

You don’t have to have anything “wrong with you” not to be chosen. They pick the outstanding ones who had a lucky day. Even the outstanding ones who have a off day are out. 

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Good luck to everyone still waiting on results. Fingers crossed Eastleigh will be today. Anyone still waiting for Manchester?

 

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So if DS auditioned in London for Eastleigh (we missed our Eastleigh audition🙈) what set of results can we expect to be in? Thank you!😊

 

Good luck to everyone today - rooting for each and every one of you!🌟

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1 minute ago, Balletmum2Many said:

So if DS auditioned in London for Eastleigh (we missed our Eastleigh audition🙈) what set of results can we expect to be in? Thank you!😊

 

Good luck to everyone today - rooting for each and every one of you!🌟

 

You’ll get your results with the London batch, hopefully next week. 

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I know some incredible dancers who were never picked for JA. Talent and potential plays a huge part, but there is also an element of luck involved. Good luck everyone ☘️

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12 minutes ago, Balletmum2Many said:

So if DS auditioned in London for Eastleigh (we missed our Eastleigh audition🙈) what set of results can we expect to be in? Thank you!😊

 

Good luck to everyone today - rooting for each and every one of you!🌟

I think the results will be with the London results...at least that is how I understand it works. It’s our first year so I could be wrong but this is what I have gathered from other posts. 🙂

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1 minute ago, Catlynn said:

I think the results will be with the London results...at least that is how I understand it works. It’s our first year so I could be wrong but this is what I have gathered from other posts. 🙂

 

Yes. That’s what’s been happening... but there’s always an element of surprise.

We auditioned in Eastleigh for a London place, so hopefully I can confirm later on today.  

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5 minutes ago, ExpatB said:

 

Yes. That’s what’s been happening... but there’s always an element of surprise.

We auditioned in Eastleigh for a London place, so hopefully I can confirm later on today.  

 

DD auditioned in London for a London place so hoping to hear next week. Not hopeful, as assuming there are few Y6 places, but you never know. She is keen to try for MA if unsuccessful so that will be her next step. Good luck and let’s hope they throw in a surprise today! 

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Big congratulations to all the lucky little dancers who have had good news this week and good luck to those still waiting. It’s worth remembering though that a no from RBS at this age (or any age!) does not mean a no to a successful future in classical ballet, just as a yes does not guarantee one. There are many glorious roads to the fulfilment of ballet dreams and as someone said in an earlier post, the closing of one door can lead to the opening of another 😊

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4 minutes ago, elfin said:

There are many glorious roads to the fulfilment of ballet dreams and as someone said in an earlier post, the closing of one door can lead to the opening of another 😊

 

And let’s not forget all the other wonderful dance disciplines! Almost all successful dancers started out with ballet! 

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Has anyone ever been successful after receiving "short wait list"?

How does that work ...

Good Luck everyone xxx

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I think earlier in the thread a couple of people mentioned that they got SWL then got a call to offer a place. I know someone who got SWL last year and has been offered a place this year x

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9 minutes ago, NotaClue said:

Has anyone ever been successful after receiving "short wait list"?

How does that work ...

Good Luck everyone xxx

We had SWL last year but no place became available. I didn’t expect it to as it would have to be exceptional circumstances for someone go through all of this is and not take the place!

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