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Anyone know of any ballet summer schools still

going ahead? Im hoping come July we may have  a chance? 

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I think some of the non-residential ones are clinging on to the hope that they might be able to run. It’s cutting it fine though since the studios don’t look like they’ll be allowed to open for a few more weeks yet at the earliest. 

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Enbs cancelled their non residential intensive on Friday 

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YBS is cancelled. My dd was going as non residential but the school they were using isn't opening :(

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I’m pretty sure none will run which is so so sad not only for the students but the missed income for businesses. I don’t even know if lessons will resume as normal in September as social distancing in a studio is hard to imagine. Stay well everyone that’s the focus 

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Once schools open i am very optimistic, plus we are hopefully moving into the next phase soon with shops etc opening. For those that can offer it without boarding and limit numbers I feel they should certainly give it a good go! 

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My son is supposed to attend Royal Ballet summer school which isn’t cancelled as yet. I expect it to get cancelled, I’m sure the last email I received said they would reach a decision by the end of May. He couldn’t go if we couldn’t board as we stay in Scotland. 🤦‍♀️

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4 hours ago, Darcey15 said:

Once schools open i am very optimistic, plus we are hopefully moving into the next phase soon with shops etc opening. For those that can offer it without boarding and limit numbers I feel they should certainly give it a good go! 

Very few offer it without boarding or at least the need to stay in a hotel 

will they be open?

i think the more we’re hearing courses are being cancelled (Hammond cancelled theirs today) the more unlikely any will go ahead. Best to manage expectations by preparing kids that they won’t be going. 
We have done this. Very sad but reality unfortunately imho. 

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Yeah I’ve already done this too. He was expecting it anyway with everything that’s going on. Just disappointing for them all. 😞

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Elmhurst cancelled their summer school a few weeks ago. Which was absolutely the right decision I thought. The email was perfectly sensible and explained their reasons clearly. I can see why RBS might hold out as long as possible- it's a massive source of income for them but bottom line, it may be taken out of their hands esp if the UK get hit with a second wave of covid as other countries have

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DD was doing Princess Grace SI in Monaco, but that was cancelled last night too. Third summer school she was doing cancelled now. I just think this summer it will be the case that courses won't run.

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Summer schools in US are running. Dds were due to do Milwaukee and then Bolshoi one in Italy. Milwaukee is going ahead but lower class numbers and less hours. We are not going. The Bolshoi ones are not cancelled yet but again we have pulled out.

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Kings International summer school (non residential) is still due to go ahead at the end of August. Info is on their website.

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I asked Royal Ballet a few days ago if theirs was still planned to go ahead and they think it is. 

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Well if My son can’t board he wouldn’t be going so if that happens his place will be given back for someone else. Im waiting to see what they say with regards to boarding 

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My DS had a place on the Joffrey Academy Summer Intensive in Chicago. However, they have cancelled the full schedule of summer intensives. I think Illinois was amongst the worst infected states (at the start of the outbreak). They are offering a digital offering, but with time difference between the USA and UK, it’s not possible to engage fully. 

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Just received email from RB summer intensive cancelled, but virtual programme running, details in June. Disappointing, but not surprising x

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Interesting to see what RB offer in place of SI.

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Very sad about RBS Summer intensives and everything else. I think my DS is loosing interest a bit in ballet and experiencing digital fatigue from the various zoom classes. I am also wondering what they will offer instead (including the masterclass they mentioned). 

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13 minutes ago, Lara Eschler said:

Very sad about RBS Summer intensives and everything else. I think my DS is loosing interest a bit in ballet and experiencing digital fatigue from the various zoom classes. I am also wondering what they will offer instead (including the masterclass they mentioned). 

I hear you with difficulty for your son sustaining his interest in ballet. My son has found it so hard to stay focused and motivated. 

He started off great, but is struggling with a virtual interface. It will be a full six months absence of actual classes once he returns in September. If they do!!

 

He doesn’t want to do RB’s virtual offering whatever it is and I don’t blame him.

 

 

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My daughter’s absolutely gutted about the summer intensive, she’s been so looking forward to it. Sadly an online version will hardly match the experience. She wants to audition for White Lodge next year, and this would’ve given her an idea of what it’s all about. Also losing motivation, like others are saying, the video lessons just aren’t the same. 

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My son is also gutted. He made it to final auditions at white lodge this year but didn’t get a place. This was all he had left. I had prepared him for it but he’s gutted all the same 

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53 minutes ago, Niknik10 said:

My son is also gutted. He made it to final auditions at white lodge this year but didn’t get a place. This was all he had left. I had prepared him for it but he’s gutted all the same 

Ah, I am sorry to hear that. It’s hard for them isn’t it. 

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Hi , I know a lot of people’s plans for SS  have been cancelled so I just wanted to share what my dd is doing - a SS for 13 years upwards with Sarah Toner. I think quite a few people ‘s dc on here have worked with her- ex BRB . She’s offering online SS all through August - classes capped at 8 students . Classes include classical, classical solo, contemporary solo and audition work and private coaching session. Parent watching feedback at end of week.  You pick yr week .

 I’m sure many of you are sorted and  I don’t want this to be an advert , I just wanted  to help anyone , particularly dc going into yr 11 with upper school auditions  , who maybe are stuck for ideas for the summer .  

 

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