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2 hours ago, BalletBoyMumma said:

It does look lovely once on though. My DS showed his teacher and she was quite fond of how it fits so he'll just have to get used to it (the shorts are cut like Bridget Jones pants, much shorter at the front, which I thought looked odd but she said really shows off their legs). :)  

 

It all arrived in just two days from order - I was very impressed. 

That's really good. I'm still waiting for our tracksuit / ballet shoe order. They did say 2/3 weeks, but that's because they have to make the skirt. I can't wait for it to arrive :)

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On 09/07/2019 at 10:16, Lara Eschler said:

#BalletBoyMumma

thank you ever so much for the info. That is exactly what I needed to know. Super useful, it sounds like my son has a similar built to yours, so very helpful.

what other Associate  programme is he doing?

 

You are very welcome. :) 

 

He was also accepted into Cecchetti JAs. It's only once a month and he really loves the style (and loved the taster day and audition) so we've decided to give it a go too. Some weekends are going to be incredibly busy for us but he's super excited about it all. 

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On 09/07/2019 at 09:58, BalletBoyMumma said:

We've bought the uniform. Odd shape leotard (my DS is skinny though) - loose at crotch and arms but not very long in length. The shorts are very short and tight too (shorter than we are used to) so I suggest opting toward sizing up on waist (my son's waist measures 20" and on advice of the dance shop I went with 22").

 

We also have the zip up sweater too - my DS is 9 but small, we opted for 7-8yrs and it's still roomy so should last a while. Not bothering with joggers as I've heard they are just standard navy joggers and come up wide - we'll look out for slimmer ones, probably from supermarket/high street school uniform ranges. :) 

 

I'm yet to buy character shoes even though we do need them for DS' other associate programme (RBS have said best to wait till their teacher tells us if they need them). 

 

There's a separate thread for RBS newbies btw. :) 

He will need the character shoes for the cecchetti associates

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No news yet for us either. Waiting on Dundee. Would be nice to hear if anyone managed to get a place from the SWL. Still possible! 

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3 hours ago, Daisyflower said:

Hi everyone! Has anyone received any news in regards to the waiting list for London? Or any another centre?

Hello, we are on the SWL for London year 5 (girl) and haven’t heard anything. I think the only chance now is if someone is a no show when the program begins. 

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Nothing for us either from Eastleigh or Bath! Keep praying!

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Wishing the best of luck to all who are starting their JA journey this weekend.
 

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Quick question!  My DD has her first class tomorrow in London.  I had it in my head that we had to arrive 45 mins early for the first week in order to have a talk from the teacher.  However, I've just checked the letters/emails, and I can't see that anywhere?  Just that we have to stay for the first 45 mins for the talk?  

 

I just want to check if we need to be there early of not, does anyone know?

 

having a last minute panic!

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25 minutes ago, LJP said:

Quick question!  My DD has her first class tomorrow in London.  I had it in my head that we had to arrive 45 mins early for the first week in order to have a talk from the teacher.  However, I've just checked the letters/emails, and I can't see that anywhere?  Just that we have to stay for the first 45 mins for the talk?  

 

I just want to check if we need to be there early of not, does anyone know?

 

having a last minute panic!

 

I understood 30 mins before so they are dressed and ready to go, then we are staying for 30 mins to talk to teacher and watch the exercises they are to do at home.

 

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My ds had a great time. The London boys had an email to audition for the sleeping beauty earlier this week.  Unfortunately, due to the time commitment and days off school my ds won’t be able to audition for it , so feeling a bit deflated. Anyone else in the same position?

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14 hours ago, Lara Eschler said:

My ds had a great time. The London boys had an email to audition for the sleeping beauty earlier this week.  Unfortunately, due to the time commitment and days off school my ds won’t be able to audition for it , so feeling a bit deflated. Anyone else in the same position?

My son had this email. We are not doing the audition. He's in his third year as a JA in year 6. He is auditioning for vocational school this year and this commitment to do Sleeping Beauty would mean too much time out of training and audition prep. Don't be down, and just enjoy your time as a JA. X

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Thank you so much. That makes me feel a bit better that  he is not the only one not doing it. Yes, paradoxically it will also take time away from ballet but would have loved being able to do it.

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Can anyone recommend somewhere relaxed with good food for an early lunch/brunch near the Birmingham RBS?  It is our first week this Saturday and we will be going from Elmhurst at 10.30 so have a few hours to grab something to eat.

 

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1 hour ago, Fairydust said:

Can anyone recommend somewhere relaxed with good food for an early lunch/brunch near the Birmingham RBS?  It is our first week this Saturday and we will be going from Elmhurst at 10.30 so have a few hours to grab something to eat.

 

 

Do you mean the Birmingham Royal Ballet HQ in Thorp Street?

 

If so, the world is your Birmingham Oyster!!  If you come out of the BRB entrance and turn right - walk down to the corner and turn left.  Cross the dual carriageway and pass the Holiday Inn.  Ahead on the right is the entrance to John Lewis/Grand Central on top of New Street Station.  There's a good choice of eateries on the top level.

 

If you turn right at the Dual Carriageway and walk up you come to the Bull Ring, again with lots of eating places.

 

Opposite the Hippodrome Theatre is the Arcadian Centre - there are places to eat and drink in there too but can only comment on Milanos and James Daal, both of which I like.

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Special treat for my lot in our JA days (so long ago!) was Big Wok chinese buffet - near to the Arcadian.  Not sure if I'd want to dance on it but they seemed to manage.  Admitedly this was long before the glories of Grand Central.  

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On 14/09/2019 at 19:42, Lara Eschler said:

My ds had a great time. The London boys had an email to audition for the sleeping beauty earlier this week.  Unfortunately, due to the time commitment and days off school my ds won’t be able to audition for it , so feeling a bit deflated. Anyone else in the same position?

Hi

my son also had the email and he is at Eastleigh. I think all the JA boys received it.  The commitment is huge and not possible for us in Southampton, I'm in a new job and so many clashes for my DS. I also felt bad not being able to enable this opportunity  but I console myself with the fact that it really is not possible and there will be other chances. Last year there were RBS auditions for Mayflower Southampton which would have been more doable.

 

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Is there anyone here who this year, or years past called the RBS and got any feedback on the audition or waiting list place?

Because of personal reasons we need to know our chances of getting in from the SWL and I need help with the approach. 

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I have emailed before. They told me everyone had accepted their places so unlikely there would be anymore movement. Guess they can never be 100% sure as someone could drop out anytime up until October half term. Maybe someone might move abroad who knows!

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Also in years gone by my DDs dance teacher has got feedback which was really helpful. I think this far down the line now they may not still have the feedback to give as it’s been so long since the auditions. It’s our 3rd time on a wait list for JAs/MAs!!! People have been lucky before. I am sure if you email with your circumstances they will reply. Good Luck!

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3 hours ago, Dancer123 said:

I have emailed before. They told me everyone had accepted their places so unlikely there would be anymore movement. Guess they can never be 100% sure as someone could drop out anytime up until October half term. Maybe someone might move abroad who knows!

 

Basically another Saturday activity came up which would be awesome... IF we didn’t have the SWL pending. She’d rather do the Associates a million times over. 

But this way she has nothing. 

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On 18/09/2019 at 14:17, Jan McNulty said:

 

Do you mean the Birmingham Royal Ballet HQ in Thorp Street?

 

If so, the world is your Birmingham Oyster!!  If you come out of the BRB entrance and turn right - walk down to the corner and turn left.  Cross the dual carriageway and pass the Holiday Inn.  Ahead on the right is the entrance to John Lewis/Grand Central on top of New Street Station.  There's a good choice of eateries on the top level.

 

If you turn right at the Dual Carriageway and walk up you come to the Bull Ring, again with lots of eating places.

 

Opposite the Hippodrome Theatre is the Arcadian Centre - there are places to eat and drink in there too but can only comment on Milanos and James Daal, both of which I like.

Yes, many thanks, very helpful

also thanks to @meadowblythe

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