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2 minutes ago, Farawaydancer said:


Ballet Boost is run by a fabulous lady called Emma Northmore. Have a look at their website. (No association with her other than being a very happy parent for many years now, to two of her students!)

Do they run associate programmes? 

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Feeling for those who weren't successful this time.  It is hard, especially after all the waiting and anticipation.  

 

Please encourage your little ones that one 'no' doesn't mean you will never get any 'yes's'.  

 

If it's what you want - keep trying and the right thing will happen for you when the time is right.

 

And if nothing else - this audition was a practice for the ones to come.

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2 minutes ago, glowlight said:

Feeling for those who weren't successful this time.  It is hard, especially after all the waiting and anticipation.  

 

Please encourage your little ones that one 'no' doesn't mean you will never get any 'yes's'.  

 

If it's what you want - keep trying and the right thing will happen for you when the time is right.

 

And if nothing else - this audition was a practice for the ones to come.

That's really lovely !! I'm really proud of how my DD has handled the whole process and even the no xx

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My daughter got a yes for Birmingham 32 weeks course. Can’t really believe it! (I’m also her ballet teacher!)

she got a no in year 4 & year 5 and I was so disappointed for her but things do change! She’s taken classes in many places this year to help build strength and confidence. I recommend looking round at what is near you. 

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22 minutes ago, Mum of unicorn dancer said:

Can I check if there is any yes for London or Eastleigh as it looks only SWL for these so far. Could this be due to unclarity regarding social distancing/ changes to zoom classes/ venues opening? 

It’s a yes in London for my dd. SWL last year. 

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1 minute ago, Rocco said:

Congratulations to all those who have yes! 

 

Do you think anyone would ever give up a place after gong to the trouble of auditioning?

 

 

I would think it unusual but could happen. I imagine the change to Sunday will mean giving up other places like CBA which some might not want to do, especially if they are planning to try for a full time place at the school. 

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I didn’t know about the Sunday change - is that for all locations? Thanks 
 

If it’s the same as last year the wait list stays open until October 1st and then no matter what happens no one new can join. 

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4 minutes ago, Rocco said:

I didn’t know about the Sunday change - is that for all locations? Thanks 
 

If it’s the same as last year the wait list stays open until October 1st and then no matter what happens no one new can join. 

 

I don't know! I only picked up that it as a possibility for some centres from these boards.

 

We're still waiting for DD to audition for a year 5 place, hopefully in September but who knows 😀

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Congratulations to everyone with a yes. For those who haven’t been successful it is tough to take. Hope your little ones are okay. For those on SWL there are mixed emotions as there is a tiny bit of hope. We were SWL last year and nothing came of it. We said yes to go on the SWL this year and will see what happens but if we get other offers I guess we will go for them to make sure she doesn’t miss out. 

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Our reading of the situation is that London may move to a Sunday and Birmingham may move to another venue for some of the first term back and that some Birmingham classes may have to move to a Sunday.  This is so the Associates are not in the centres at the same time as the school pupils.  Other venues will still be on a Saturday.  There is also the possibility that if the venues are not open or have to close due to local lockdowns they will have to offer Zoom classes.  This is arrangement they are currently looking at for the first term.

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9 minutes ago, Dancing Kitty said:

Our reading of the situation is that London may move to a Sunday and Birmingham may move to another venue for some of the first term back and that some Birmingham classes may have to move to a Sunday.  This is so the Associates are not in the centres at the same time as the school pupils.  Other venues will still be on a Saturday.  There is also the possibility that if the venues are not open or have to close due to local lockdowns they will have to offer Zoom classes.  This is arrangement they are currently looking at for the first term.

Thanks v much! 

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59 minutes ago, Rocco said:

Congratulations to all those who have yes! 

 

Do you think anyone would ever give up a place after gong to the trouble of auditioning?

 

There could be many reasons why someone wouldn't take up a place

  • They  may be offered a full time vocational place somewhere
  • Family circumstances may change - if mum/dad looses their job they may not be able to afford the course and the travel involved any more
  • They may get injured or ill
  • They may have conflicting offers and realise they cannot fit everything in
  • They may decide that they no longer want to be a dancer.

I know of at least one person who got an offer from SWL.  Mum was so shocked when she got the phone call she thought it was someone playing a prank.

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4 minutes ago, glowlight said:

There could be many reasons why someone wouldn't take up a place

  • They  may be offered a full time vocational place somewhere
  • Family circumstances may change - if mum/dad looses their job they may not be able to afford the course and the travel involved any more
  • They may get injured or ill
  • They may have conflicting offers and realise they cannot fit everything in
  • They may decide that they no longer want to be a dancer.

I know of at least one person who got an offer from SWL.  Mum was so shocked when she got the phone call she thought it was someone playing a prank.

Thank you for that. I don’t think there’s any full-time training from year 6? But any of the other things could happen. I know all the boys who started at Ballet Boost in the youngest group last September dropped out within a few weeks!

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15 hours ago, Pas de Quatre said:

Tring Park has a Prep department for full time education from age 8 - 11.  I don't know whether it is a day school only or whether there is boarding available.  Have a look at their website if you want to know more.

It can be Day or Boarding (from school year 4-6) but it is not really so much an early start in full time vocational as we understand it from year 7, but more a very small prep school within the larger setting of Tring (with no funding available). They benefit from performance related lessons in addition to regular academic curriculum with great vocational teachers (dance/drama/singing etc) & using the wonderful Tring facilities. Plus a chance to see the older students productions etc so it’s a lovely immersive experience. It is entry by audition (but remember, no funding so it’s not going to be an opportunity available to all so not a true reflection of the greater talent pool out there!) with a mix of interests across all performance genres. I would not say it is perfect preparation for pure ballet vocational auditions for year 7 entry nor is it a guarantee of a place (or funding) to join onto any of the courses at Tring main school. They still have to audition for places on the courses (dance/drama/music/performance foundation) & if successful first round of dance then they have to do the MDS funding audition alongside every ‘external’ candidate. I would really assess your own individual family needs & finances & see what you can achieve in terms of quality/quantity of training locally & with associate schemes etc.

Tring CBA (Classical Ballet Academy) & other similar quality ‘associate’ schemes probably offer higher level targeted ballet training than in the Prep ballet classes as it’s entry by ballet audition so all in classes are ballet focussed with ballet potential. 

Good luck all!

And as others say, the rejections can be character forming & helps individuals truly set their goals & design paths to achieve them!

 

 

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