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English Youth Ballet - Cinderella in Hollywood

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Hi all

 

I just thought that I would start a thread to find out if anyone/anyone's children were going to be in EYB Cinderella in Hollywood in Darlington (or another location?). If so this might be a useful place to 'meet', share info etc.

 

Also, if anyone has done this ballet, I would love to hear more about it. I have a junior girl...

 

I hope there are others out there too... :)

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DD1 danced this in June in Oxford and loved it. All the parts were great fun. I'm sure someone else will be able to tell you more about parts for junior girls. Great ballet to watch!

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My son was given a junior place but unfortunately the rehersal dates clash with the RBS spring intensive so he won’t be able to do it which is a shame! Good luck to your daughter for rehersals! x

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I've no experience of this particular production as it is relatively new, but my DD did EYB multiple times when she was younger. Each production was excellent so I am sure your DD will have a fabulous time. It is hard work, but very enjoyable and there is always a lot to learn.

In my experience, there are no "bad" parts in EYB. Yes, some children do get featured a bit more, with small group dances or solos, but everyone gets a good amount of time on stage, and even in the biggest groups I noticed that the choreography is done in such a way that every dancer is seen. My DD didn't always get the parts she had hoped for but she thoroughly enjoyed what she was given and learned new things every time, so I would say it is best not to think too much about specific parts. In my experience, those who go in with a positive attitude and embrace the opportunities that their part gives them have a great time and learn a lot. I think my DD got at least as much out of the daily ballet class as she did from learning and performing her part for the production in fact - she loved the whole experience. If she wasn't too old now I am sure she would be back like a shot. I have to confess to feeling a bit envious of those must starting out.

Enjoy!

 

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7 hours ago, Bunny said:

My son was given a junior place but unfortunately the rehersal dates clash with the RBS spring intensive so he won’t be able to do it which is a shame! Good luck to your daughter for rehersals! x

Oh no! That is a shame! But not a bad reason for a clash 😬. We have a lot going on over the rehearsal period too, but luckily we think we can just about juggle it... 

 

I hope your son really enjoys the RBS Intensive.

 

Was he one of the boys at the audition on Sunday? I loved watching the group of boys, they were great! 

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9 hours ago, MAK said:

DD1 danced this in June in Oxford and loved it. All the parts were great fun. I'm sure someone else will be able to tell you more about parts for junior girls. Great ballet to watch!

Thank you! She’s really excited to start rehearsals 😊

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6 hours ago, Pups_mum said:

I've no experience of this particular production as it is relatively new, but my DD did EYB multiple times when she was younger. Each production was excellent so I am sure your DD will have a fabulous time. It is hard work, but very enjoyable and there is always a lot to learn.

In my experience, there are no "bad" parts in EYB. Yes, some children do get featured a bit more, with small group dances or solos, but everyone gets a good amount of time on stage, and even in the biggest groups I noticed that the choreography is done in such a way that every dancer is seen. My DD didn't always get the parts she had hoped for but she thoroughly enjoyed what she was given and learned new things every time, so I would say it is best not to think too much about specific parts. In my experience, those who go in with a positive attitude and embrace the opportunities that their part gives them have a great time and learn a lot. I think my DD got at least as much out of the daily ballet class as she did from learning and performing her part for the production in fact - she loved the whole experience. If she wasn't too old now I am sure she would be back like a shot. I have to confess to feeling a bit envious of those must starting out.

Enjoy!

 

Thanks! Yes, she’s not at all bothered about which ‘part’ she is given, in fact, she hasn’t even mentioned it! She’s delighted to be part of the whole experience. This was her first time auditioning as she’s just 8, and she’s been keen to audition for years so she’s feeling v lucky 😊

 

Thank you so much for the info and enthusiasm, she’ll be excited to read this! 

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My DD did Cinderella in Hollywood in Oxford last year too. She was 9 but is tiny, so was in the group of the smallest girls with mostly 8 year olds, which in Oxford was a group of 8 girls.  I'm guessing your DD could well be in that group unless she's very tall.  They get to be "Shirley Temples", in the first act, and had a dance to "Tea for Two" in the second act, and had a couple of small extra bits towards the end during the clock chiming 12 etc. IIRC.  I thought it was a great production, and I really enjoyed the music, which is mostly Shostakovich.

 

DD had a fantastic time - so much so that she's doing EYB again this year in Aylesbury (and was actually not particularly disappointed about not getting into LCB this week, because she knew that she couldn't do both and is so looking forward to EYB).

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2 hours ago, TinyNEDancer said:

Oh no! That is a shame! But not a bad reason for a clash 😬. We have a lot going on over the rehearsal period too, but luckily we think we can just about juggle it... 

 

I hope your son really enjoys the RBS Intensive.

 

Was he one of the boys at the audition on Sunday? I loved watching the group of boys, they were great! 


Good luck with the juggling! We always seem to somehow make it work don’t we and it’s so worth it for their little faces! Ha. 
 

Yes, my DS was the one with the ponytail! Ha! Always easy to identify him by his hair! 😂

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