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5 minutes ago, The red shoes said:

I would guess it means 7 dancing, 7 physio check then swap. Then leave and then next 14 in xxx 


Do you think there’ll be more than 2 sessions or still a morning and afternoon session? X

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1 minute ago, ponklemum said:


Do you think there’ll be more than 2 sessions or still a morning and afternoon session? X

Depends on how long the audition is. I would guess if only 7 dancing at a time 60 minutes would be adequate for the audition whilst the other 7 see the physio then swap so that’s at least 2 hours for 14. So say starting at 9:30 till 11:30 then clean & lunch 13:00 - 15:00 for next 14 students 30 minutes clean then 15:30-17:30 for another 14 perhaps???

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Just now, The red shoes said:

Depends on how long the audition is. I would guess if only 7 dancing at a time 60 minutes would be adequate for the audition whilst the other 7 see the physio then swap so that’s at least 2 hours for 14. So say starting at 9:30 till 11:30 then clean & lunch 13:00 - 15:00 for next 14 students 30 minutes clean then 15:30-17:30 for another 14 perhaps???

Is the physio assessment in a group or are they seen individually?

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1 minute ago, The red shoes said:

Individually but that would take about an hour as roughly 10 minutes each so that would be happening whilst other 7 are dancing .

So do you think more boys are attending finals this year like 45 instead of 30 or so?

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Just now, Lara Eschler said:

So do you think more boys are attending finals this year like 45 instead of 30 or so?

Possibly or it could just be two sessions for the boys so 28 in total .... as they are just doing it on one day the most there could be would be 42 

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I think for the girls there will be 2 sets of 14, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. That would make 84 which would be about right as the overseas candidates are not there. The email did say half day sessions x 

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25 minutes ago, Dance.Mum said:

They take around 14 girls and 14 boys into Year 7, although it can vary slightly.  

 

18 minutes ago, The red shoes said:

I think it was 12 of each last year but I could be wrong... or maybe that was Elmhurst ? 🧐

Thanks guys 😊

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15 minutes ago, The red shoes said:

I think it was 12 of each last year but I could be wrong... or maybe that was Elmhurst ? 🧐

There can be up to 30 in each year group but that may be as a result of taking additional numbers as they progress through the school.

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Just now, Dancing Kitty said:

There can be up to 30 in each year group but that may be as a result of taking additional numbers as they progress through the school.

I guess they may have more girls less boys or vice versa depending on who come to auditions. My DD is so excited! X 

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I’m wondering if it’s 14 in the morning and 14 in the afternoon if it could be Friday 2 lots of 14, Saturday two lots of 14 then one Sunday afternoon session as it’s harder getting trains to arrive in time as the first train is later. Which would put the number at 70 for the girls -just a theory of course 🤣

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9 minutes ago, Weloveballet said:

I’m wondering if it’s 14 in the morning and 14 in the afternoon if it could be Friday 2 lots of 14, Saturday two lots of 14 then one Sunday afternoon session as it’s harder getting trains to arrive in time as the first train is later. Which would put the number at 70 for the girls -just a theory of course 🤣

Yes that is a good theory and I hope you’re right! Less is better 🤣

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2 minutes ago, Weloveballet said:

🤣 we shall see! Hoping we get our emails with more info by Friday 

Yes I think we will get them tomorrow or Friday. I think maybe they’ll give us a lot of info on numbers etc as will want to make people feel safe and happy to go x 

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1 hour ago, The red shoes said:

I think it was 12 of each last year but I could be wrong... or maybe that was Elmhurst ? 🧐

When DDs friend started at Elmhurst a few years ago there were around 28: definitely more girls than boys.  The year above had a more even split.

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36 minutes ago, Balletmumlife said:

Last year it was 15 girls and 15 boys. X

Hopefully, they take more than 12 of each this year too since children did not have the usual studio training and as they can assess them out by February anyway. 

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7 minutes ago, Whiteduvet said:

Any school which acted on that basis does not deserve my child or my money...

Or you could have a school  continue to take your money for 5 years... giving false hope perhaps? There is definitely two sides to it 😊 More dancers graduate from these schools without a contract or job than do 

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I’m not against assessing out. I’m against taking children with the attitude “we’re not sure but hey, we can always get rid of them”. That’s how the suggestion read to me. 

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Just now, Whiteduvet said:

I’m not against assessing out. I’m against taking children with the attitude “we’re not sure but hey, we can always get rid of them”. 

I get that, but that’s an assumption unless you’ve heard this from their own mouths. I think assessments is a good thing. Keeps them on their toes, striving to improve. 

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4 minutes ago, The red shoes said:

Or you could have a school  continue to take your money for 5 years... giving false hope perhaps? There is definitely two sides to it 😊 More dancers graduate from these schools without a contract or job than do 


Depends on why you think your children are there I guess. With both of mine they’ve gone to their schools because it was the right school experience for them, and it’s allowed them to pursue something that they love to a level that wouldn’t have been possible if they’d stayed at home. For us it has never been about turning them into professional dancers, it was a way of keeping that option open to them if that was the career they wished to go for. Don’t lose sight of the fact that it is ‘just school’, not a life or death decision. 

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Just now, Farawaydancer said:


Depends on why you think your children are there I guess. With both of mine they’ve gone to their schools because it was the right school experience for them, and it’s allowed them to pursue something that they love to a level that wouldn’t have been possible if they’d stayed at home. For us it has never been about turning them into professional dancers, it was a way of keeping that option open to them if that was the career they wished to go for. Don’t lose sight of the fact that it is ‘just school’, not a life or death decision. 

Yes and I agree with that too. I was just referring to the other comment about assessing out. If one  clearly thinks that badly of school it makes me ask the question, why be on this thread about auditions for said school 🤷🏼‍♀️😊

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