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Also does anyone know of any success stories? My Dd is really despondent and says if she cant get a place on mids the Elmhurst wont be happening?! Can anyone help me cheer her up! Giving her the stats isn't working at the moment!

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No for dd for SA London - oh well, she enjoyed the audition anyway! All good practice. After three attempts, it looks like it's always going to be a no so maybe that's the end of the Royal journey, but was fun! Well done to all the 'yes' recipients!

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Congratulations to all who have been offered places, my daughter has been placed on the "short wait list" for year 7 mids,  is this just a term they use for all who applied but we're un successful or is it really a shortened list? No previous experience of all of this so sorry of it sounds a silly question? 😬

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Now that’s the million dollar question! I can assure you that there are various terms used as have had then all so cecDD applied for JA’s, MA’s, SA’s & Spring& Summer courses...

we’ve had no’s, one yes (Spring) and then a variety of ‘wait list’ terms.... non of which have materialised into offer of a place....

these have been ‘Select Wait List’, ‘Short Wait List, ‘Priority WaitvList’ & ‘Director’s Wait List’ ( which sounded very grand as it listed that Mr X as inviting her to be on the list!!!) Personslly I think these are all one & the same List & if any places become available they will be offered to the ‘best fit’ candidate off whichever wait list...ie. a ten year old boy will be replaced by another ten year old boy. 

I’ve wondered if the different wait list names just depend on who did the email out that year for that group or indeed if they have fun making us all guess the order of priority! 🤣🤣😧😧😭😭

Do wish though that they’d adopt one term & it be more transparent & understandable & stop the (very natural) human nature response to wonder if X kid is ahead of Y kid in the ‘pecking order’!!!

The key word to remember is these are kids being ‘judged/graded/rejected/given hope’. And most of their non dancing peers never get judged this way....though I’m sure it’s replicated where kids apply to join any form of elite sports/music etc training.

Good luck to all!

 

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@Peanut68 🤣 they probably pop on these forums to have a look at us guessing their terminology. Waiting game it is then, wishing everyone all the very best of luck and those with no's and maybes, your time will come I am sure xxx

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6 hours ago, Dancing Kitty said:

Good news in our household to brighten up the day.  After SWL for both JAs and MAs and for this year's Spring and Summer courses a yes for SAs.  Not sure we can accept until we know the times but delighted with the offer.

Which centre is the offer for ? 

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9 hours ago, tired dance mummy said:

Very happy DD Year 10 Seniors at Birmingham

 

Well done , hopefully we will see you there ! Is she a current MA? X 

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5 hours ago, sunrise81 said:

Well my dd got her JA place off SWL! Then got to WL finals this year too. 

Hi

How long until you were offered a place from swl?

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Sorry if this had been asked! 
but do most people get told they’re on the shorting waiting list for mids? 
Do some get a straight no?

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10 minutes ago, DanceMum83 said:

Sorry if this had been asked! 
but do most people get told they’re on the shorting waiting list for mids? 
Do some get a straight no?

 

I should imagine that statistically most of those that audition get a "no" based on the relative numbers of applications and places available. (In our household we have had more than one "no" for RBS). A SWL place is a brilliant achievement in itself. 

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23 hours ago, DanceMum83 said:

Sorry if this had been asked! 
but do most people get told they’re on the shorting waiting list for mids? 
Do some get a straight no?

As said earlier, we’ve had lots of straight ‘no’ emails plus then a variety of titled wait lists & one hallowed (couple of years ago spring course) yes! Never got a place for either SA’s/Summer from any of those hallowed wait lists....but hoping this could be the year! Ironically, if it did happen not 100% sure doable but hey, ever the optimist 😀

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Hi, my dd is on the short wait list for SAs having never auditioned before so she’s over the moon! DD is hoping that she will get a place but what are the chances? Anyone know how many are actually on the wait list? Trying not to be negative but just want to manage her expectations! Any advice would be fab - we’re v new to all this! 

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On 28/03/2020 at 18:49, Twinkletoes12 said:

Hi, my dd is on the short wait list for SAs having never auditioned before so she’s over the moon! DD is hoping that she will get a place but what are the chances? Anyone know how many are actually on the wait list? Trying not to be negative but just want to manage her expectations! Any advice would be fab - we’re v new to all this! 

There are less places at Birmingham so depends which centre is waiting for a place at 

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Thanks. My ds originally auditioned for Newcastle but as they will now be doing mids in Dundee we have changed him to that centre so I’ve just found out that we need to wait until everyone has auditioned for Dundee 🤦‍♀️

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Good luck! That happened to a pupil of mine many years ago. She auditioned for Bath and then they announced that there would be a Mids class in Poole as well as the JA one. So she was put on the waiting list for Poole until the auditions had taken place.  She got her place. After she had finished both classes moved to Eastleigh and then the Mids class was dropped after another year. Such a shame!

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Ahh ok. He got to white lodge finals which was amazing. Unfortunately he didn’t get in. He now has the long wait to find out if he’s made it into mids. Thanks for all the info guys. Much appreciated x

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Amazing to reach finals, my daughter did too she's now ended up on the waiting list for mids and reserve list for MDS at another for full time. Such a rollercoaster don't know if we've done right or wrong because despite the finals and offer of a place she's still waiting to see if anything will come of it all 😩

Have everything crossed for your ds 🤞🤞 🤞 

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Rollercoaster it is indeed. We’re gonna do it all next year again. Fingers crossed all works out for your daughter too. She’s obviously an incredible dancer if she reached finals too. X

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