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3 minutes ago, ExBallerina said:

DS was but I put London as first choice and Eastleigh as 2nd and he got given London. Which was your little boy ? I was the pregnant mum and we were in the side area of the waiting room opposite the doors to the studio, my son has short blonde hair . Xx 

He was group 4, number 97 and we were sitting right by the entrance doors to the studio. One of my hands does not work well and so another parent had to help put his number on, he has short cropped brown hair 😊

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16 minutes ago, balletboy8 said:

He was group 4, number 97 and we were sitting right by the entrance doors to the studio. One of my hands does not work well and so another parent had to help put his number on, he has short cropped brown hair 😊

Ah ok, I think there were a few boys around you , we were group 4 too number 102 . I wonder how many boys were successful from our group.....my son just loved being with a big group of boys :) 

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5 minutes ago, ExBallerina said:

Ah ok, I think there were a few boys around you , we were group 4 too number 102 . I wonder how many boys were successful from our group.....my son just loved being with a big group of boys :) 

It did seem odd (in a nice way) having other boys around. DS is always the only one in ballet. I am completely new to all this and so the following could be totally wrong but I seem to recall someone saying that they like the boys to all go to London when they get to y6 (or it might be MA). 😊

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On 23/06/2019 at 09:48, Catlynn said:

 

If it is half-term, DD won’t be able to attend as she is at a Festival. Oh well, someone else I know suggested possibly trying Rambert. We shall see where we go from here. First, we need to get through the 11 plus in September!

Argh the 11+??! 🤪🤪🤪

 

Not got a clue about that either. No idea how the answers to the questions are what they are. Everything I look at looks like a magic eye poster and I'm waiting for the answer to jump out at me! Good luck everyone, whatever you do. Can't say I'm enjoying either this dancing malarkey or looking at secondary schools. 

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1 hour ago, balletboy8 said:

It did seem odd (in a nice way) having other boys around. DS is always the only one in ballet. I am completely new to all this and so the following could be totally wrong but I seem to recall someone saying that they like the boys to all go to London when they get to y6 (or it might be MA). 😊

It's when they're MA's they mainly only offer London...

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2 hours ago, rudolph23 said:

It's when they're MA's they mainly only offer London...

Thank you for clarifying - much appreciated 😊

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Hi, Newbie here.

My DS got accepted for London (24) for yr 5. He apparently made a couple of friends in the audition room but cannot remember their names or numbers - he's hoping a few might have made it through too. :) 

My DS was number 98 (we think...I didn't get a photo and neither of us can actually remember for sure...oops). London 3 Group 4. He was the little curly-haired, mixed-race boy. We were sat near the front (myself and my big DD).

 

 

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Hi #Balletboymumma,

We were number 94 and will be in J4 for 32 sessions. Hope to meet you then and congrats to your DS.

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On 24/06/2019 at 13:09, ExBallerina said:

Ah ok, I think there were a few boys around you , we were group 4 too number 102 . I wonder how many boys were successful from our group.....my son just loved being with a big group of boys :) 

Hi ExBallerina, was this in London and for a place in London? If so I think your DS used to do ballet with my littlest DD :) I didn't see you there or I'd have popped over and said hi. 

 

Congratulations! 

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19 minutes ago, Lara Eschler said:

Hi #Balletboymumma,

We were number 94 and will be in J4 for 32 sessions. Hope to meet you then and congrats to your DS.

Hi Lara Eschler. 

 

Thank you. :) And huge congratulations to your DS too! Looking forward to meeting you all and my DS is really looking forward to making some new friends. It's still bit of a whirlwind for us as we had no expectation of DS getting in (his first audition experience and we were using as an insight and bit of experience for another audition he was attending the week after) - it's all very exciting! And a bit scary. 

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Does anyone know when the acceptance deadline for JAs is? Those of us on the SWL might hear something round about then. Here’s hoping!!! 

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Hello @Ed_DanceMum the offer letter just said accept or decline as soon as possible so they could offer any declined places to others. Once I’d accepted I got the handbook and that had a deadline of 1st July to complete the student information. 

 

Fingers crossed for you. 

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Interesting info to know ... we also have SWL - but in all honesty have ruled out getting the call or email 😞 it seems very rare it happens ... good luck to all those waiting though too xxx

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14 hours ago, SJBallet said:

Hello @Ed_DanceMum the offer letter just said accept or decline as soon as possible so they could offer any declined places to others. Once I’d accepted I got the handbook and that had a deadline of 1st July to complete the student information. 

 

Fingers crossed for you. 

Thanks for the information it is very appreciated by all the SWL’s. Do you know when payment is due?  Sometimes there’s movement around that time. 

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2 hours ago, tututendu said:

Thanks for the information it is very appreciated by all the SWL’s. Do you know when payment is due?  Sometimes there’s movement around that time. 

First payment isn't due until August (no specific date given).

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It's in two payments......usually september by the time they invoice you and then January right after xmas :)

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On 24/06/2019 at 12:44, ExBallerina said:

DS was but I put London as first choice and Eastleigh as 2nd and he got given London. Which was your little boy ? I was the pregnant mum and we were in the side area of the waiting room opposite the doors to the studio, my son has short blonde hair . Xx 

 

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It seems unlikely that a place will arise on the SWL for my DS. Is there anything else that would be of benefit to him for this year that he hasn’t now missed the audition for. Preferably on a Saturday so as not to clash with rugby! 😂 

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2 minutes ago, Loueeze said:

It seems unlikely that a place will arise on the SWL for my DS. Is there anything else that would be of benefit to him for this year that he hasn’t now missed the audition for. Preferably on a Saturday so as not to clash with rugby! 😂 

My son does Tring Park Kickstart for boys only. It is on a Sunday but only a Sunday a month.

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On 24/06/2019 at 13:31, HopelessMummy said:

Argh the 11+??! 🤪🤪🤪

 

Not got a clue about that either. No idea how the answers to the questions are what they are. Everything I look at looks like a magic eye poster and I'm waiting for the answer to jump out at me! Good luck everyone, whatever you do. Can't say I'm enjoying either this dancing malarkey or looking at secondary schools. 

 

LOL! This is our second child to sit the 11+, our DS is in his second year at Grammar, so I am familiar with all the odd questions, etc. Tutoring has helped DD, but she is mainly being tutored to boost her exam confidence and speed (perfectionists can be very slow and painful to tutor at home 😂). We all love the non-verbal 😉 Good luck! 🙂

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Thanks. Much fun to ensue. I doubt there will be any more auditions for us so she had better focus on the academic side now 😁🤣🤪

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4 hours ago, Lara Eschler said:

My son does Tring Park Kickstart for boys only. It is on a Sunday but only a Sunday a month.

That sounds interesting. I’ve googled but can’t find anything?

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5 hours ago, Loueeze said:

It seems unlikely that a place will arise on the SWL for my DS. Is there anything else that would be of benefit to him for this year that he hasn’t now missed the audition for. Preferably on a Saturday so as not to clash with rugby! 😂 

Emma Northmore has started her vocational program on Saturdays in London - sorry don't know how young your boy is but if he is too young I am sure she might tell you about ballet boost on Sundays.

 

Also London Junior Ballet which is at Arts Ed at Chiswick on Sunday mornings has an extra audition in September for that term start

 

also Young Dancers Academy has now got a boys only ballet and general dance scheme on Saturday afternoons for 6-11 year olds  I think it was announced today.

 

You could also try Danceworks opposite Selfridges for their academy

 

Hope that helps

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Hi everyone, my DS has just got a place at RBS London associates 12-2.15pm... anyone else in that class? 

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