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5 minutes ago, Farawaydancer said:


My dd is still waiting for a congratulations from her teacher nearly two years after she got her ‘yes’ letter! We see her all the time but she’s never been able to bring herself to say well done and it’s never been publicly acknowledged within the dance school.   

Unbelievable!  Dd’s dance school has a little “wall of fame” with everyone’s successes on. 

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We had to change ballet school mid October because of the lack of support, then went into the November lockdown so we are grateful for the support from a couple of online teachers and the various associates classes. When ds started JA in year 5 and saw that other children had teachers come and watch their local pupils  at JAS he did feel sad not having that type of relationship.  Sometimes I feel like publicly posting the  destructive email response I got from this ex local ballet school about my ds ability when I initially asked to set up some private lessons  to help with the video auditions (but I won't). In a way zoom classes have opened possibility of getting far better training for us. 

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1 hour ago, Lara Eschler said:

We had to change ballet school mid October because of the lack of support, then went into the November lockdown so we are grateful for the support from a couple of online teachers and the various associates classes. When ds started JA in year 5 and saw that other children had teachers come and watch their local pupils  at JAS he did feel sad not having that type of relationship.  Sometimes I feel like publicly posting the  destructive email response I got from this ex local ballet school about my ds ability when I initially asked to set up some private lessons  to help with the video auditions (but I won't). In a way zoom classes have opened possibility of getting far better training for us. 

Aw this is so sad! He is clearly very talented. X 

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1 minute ago, The red shoes said:

All about well being I would imagine. Why do they want to go there? What they will gain from it? Will they miss home? Blah blah. Basically practise your answers so they don’t blurt out something totally embarrassing 🤣🤣🤣

Yes this is why I wanted to know a bit about it so we can prepare 🤣🤣

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Well, you have all done so incredible well without local teacher support then. That’s very impressive! 


@Lara Eschler we’ll gladly be his cheerleaders at any opportunities to watch (if we are lucky enough to get any before the year is out). I really love seeing the other children do well. Your DS is doing wonderfully and should be very proud of himself.
It’s a lovely class but we’ve found this year particularly tough as there’s been hardly any chance to build friendships among the DCs (like there were in his JA class last year). DS is ALL about the social side of dance. 

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My DD got a ‘no’ for Elmhurst. She is a YD and JA at the moment. She’s very happy though with WL finals, and MDS finals for Tring and Hammond. 4 would have been a nice achievement, but we are both very happy with lots to look forward to in March! Well done to everyone with a Yes ! And hope all the No’s are ok about it 💗

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9 hours ago, BalletBoyMumma said:

Well, you have all done so incredible well without local teacher support then. That’s very impressive! 


@Lara Eschler we’ll gladly be his cheerleaders at any opportunities to watch (if we are lucky enough to get any before the year is out). I really love seeing the other children do well. Your DS is doing wonderfully and should be very proud of himself.
It’s a lovely class but we’ve found this year particularly tough as there’s been hardly any chance to build friendships among the DCs (like there were in his JA class last year). DS is ALL about the social side of dance. 

Thank-You so much! hopefully there will be more opportunities to socialize. They did not get the same experience this past 2 years, it is sad as their JA programme is nearly over. xx

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Just a thought, when we filled the application in for rbs and had to tick for MAs too, there was no mention of what MA centre was the preference, do they just allocate from your address and the nearest to you if you’re successful? X 

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14 minutes ago, Dancermom said:

Just a thought, when we filled the application in for rbs and had to tick for MAs too, there was no mention of what MA centre was the preference, do they just allocate from your address and the nearest to you if you’re successful? X 

Yes, I remember thinking that at the time but as I have a boy I think the only option is London anyway. 

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Just now, Lara Eschler said:

Yes, I remember thinking that at the time but as I have a boy I think the only option is London anyway. 

For Elmhurst,  to apply to the extended young dancers or equivalent to mid associates, we would have to do a separate application , right? Or do they sometimes offer it to children who attended the year 7 audition? 

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2 minutes ago, Lara Eschler said:

For Elmhurst,  to apply to the extended young dancers or equivalent to mid associates, we would have to do a separate application , right? Or do they sometimes offer it to children who attended the year 7 audition? 

I’m really not sure how the extended young dancers will work either! I don’t know whether there will be a separate application for it or whether they’ll choose from the school applications 🤷‍♀️ X x 

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23 hours ago, Farawaydancer said:


My dd is still waiting for a congratulations from her teacher nearly two years after she got her ‘yes’ letter! We see her all the time but she’s never been able to bring herself to say well done and it’s never been publicly acknowledged within the dance school.   

 

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Sadly I can totally relate to this.   My DD auditioned for Elmhurst year 7 in 2017.   She was offered a place and in fact was the first student from her dance school to gain a vocational place.    A brief congratulatory comment from the principal was all that was received and in fact one of the other teachers turned quite nasty towards my DD.   She continued her lessons until the July when I gave notice but I have to say it really did leave a bad taste and even now when my DD is home she doesn’t want to go back and visit.  

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2 hours ago, Dlovestodance said:

Sadly I can totally relate to this.   My DD auditioned for Elmhurst year 7 in 2017.   She was offered a place and in fact was the first student from her dance school to gain a vocational place.    A brief congratulatory comment from the principal was all that was received and in fact one of the other teachers turned quite nasty towards my DD.   She continued her lessons until the July when I gave notice but I have to say it really did leave a bad taste and even now when my DD is home she doesn’t want to go back and visit.  

Such a shame I can’t believe that they can actually treat children like this!! My son got offered a place on an associate scheme and when the results came through my son had just had a operation on his elbow so we went in to tell her at the next opportunity, other children got a well done all over Fb but my DS got was ‘really, I’ll have to phone them to make sure as I didn’t sign the forms!’  And not a well done at all and she said it in front of other parents and his class mates.  I’m glad to say my son has gone on from strength to strength at another school now  

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13 minutes ago, WrapsnBows said:

Such a shame I can’t believe that they can actually treat children like this!! My son got offered a place on an associate scheme and when the results came through my son had just had a operation on his elbow so we went in to tell her at the next opportunity, other children got a well done all over Fb but my DS got was ‘really, I’ll have to phone them to make sure as I didn’t sign the forms!’  And not a well done at all and she said it in front of other parents and his class mates.  I’m glad to say my son has gone on from strength to strength at another school now  

How awful!

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Sorry another question....so my DD dance school doesn’t support any associate programme...that aside i took the decision to audition my DD for JAs and young dancers who got on the Reserves for JAs and I’d a young dancer for Elmhurst! Her teacher has now changed the timetable meaning she would miss her associate class as clashes with a grade modern class! But she has her finals coming up an would look terrible if she missed her associate class! Any advice would be greatly appreciated xx

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1 hour ago, Reggi said:

Sorry another question....so my DD dance school doesn’t support any associate programme...that aside i took the decision to audition my DD for JAs and young dancers who got on the Reserves for JAs and I’d a young dancer for Elmhurst! Her teacher has now changed the timetable meaning she would miss her associate class as clashes with a grade modern class! But she has her finals coming up an would look terrible if she missed her associate class! Any advice would be greatly appreciated xx

Aw I am so sad to hear about all these teachers and I am so sorry Reggi what an impossible situation....if it were me I would chose the associate class especially if considering vocational school there...I suppose you could say that you booked and paid for the associate classes before the class change?...difficult! 

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3 minutes ago, Raquelle said:

Aw I am so sad to hear about all these teachers and I am so sorry Reggi what an impossible situation....if it were me I would chose the associate class especially if considering vocational school there...I suppose you could say that you booked and paid for the associate classes before the class change?...difficult! 

I would choose the associates as well. What does your dd think?

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6 minutes ago, Raquelle said:

Just wondered if anyone has been sent dates for elmhursf finals yet? I emailed to accept a place in finals but had no confirmation...x 

I was told that they still don’t know the dates

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