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27 minutes ago, Motomum said:

No it isn’t, that’s why Mark Annear head of Associates is on the finals audition panel, they identify who they want for MAs pretty much from the finals, and the Prelim videos. Mark Annear is also present on the panel for Prelim selection. 


All the children in my child’s Y7 MA’s happened to be finalists, previous JAs and also on Wait List. 
 

Im not saying that will always be the case, but IME it often is. There are always some children who come in from other associates , but usually via the finals.

Thanks for that info! When you say finalists, previous JAs and on waitlist, do you mean they were all three or just one of those things? Xx 

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1 hour ago, Motomum said:

No it isn’t, that’s why Mark Annear head of Associates is on the finals audition panel, they identify who they want for MAs pretty much from the finals, and the Prelim videos. Mark Annear is also present on the panel for Prelim selection. 


All the children in my child’s Y7 MA’s happened to be finalists, previous JAs and also on Wait List. 
 

Im not saying that will always be the case, but IME it often is. There are always some children who come in from other associates , but usually via the finals.

My DD has applied for MA but didn't apply for WL, I'm gutted we didn't think this through properly.  I do wonder if she will be at a disadvantage.  She wasn't a JA but was on the wait list for Year 6 so I'm hoping she will be on their radar.  This waiting and second guessing is so hard!

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14 minutes ago, InOverOurHeads said:

My DD has applied for MA but didn't apply for WL, I'm gutted we didn't think this through properly.  I do wonder if she will be at a disadvantage.  She wasn't a JA but was on the wait list for Year 6 so I'm hoping she will be on their radar.  This waiting and second guessing is so hard!

 

A friend of DDs was waitlisted for MA last year having not applied for WL so all are definitely considered! She hadn't been a JA previously (or even tried for the programme).

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26 minutes ago, InOverOurHeads said:

My DD has applied for MA but didn't apply for WL, I'm gutted we didn't think this through properly.  I do wonder if she will be at a disadvantage.  She wasn't a JA but was on the wait list for Year 6 so I'm hoping she will be on their radar.  This waiting and second guessing is so hard!

I've heard of a few who made it to mids without having made the finals so you definitely have a chance xx 

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Yes - from our experience you don’t need to have been a JA to gets mids and you don’t need to have got to finals to get mids. So it’s not based on finals alone. There are very few spaces for mids though x

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1 hour ago, Motomum said:

Does anyone know when the WL finals are for children auditioning Y8-10?

My daughter is auditioning tomorrow for year 9 (with years 8,9 and 10 boys and girls)

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The wait for MA results will be hard. I know in our centre there are likely to be very few moving on due to age.

when do we think the results might be? 

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21 minutes ago, MrsR said:

The wait for MA results will be hard. I know in our centre there are likely to be very few moving on due to age.

when do we think the results might be? 

also, do you think there will be any sort of final / recall for MA.  I'll be very surprised if they offer any DC a MA place without seeing them in person, but I may be wrong.  

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1 minute ago, InOverOurHeads said:

also, do you think there will be any sort of final / recall for MA.  I'll be very surprised if they offer any DC a MA place without seeing them in person, but I may be wrong.  

No I don’t think there will be a recall as they’ve said results are out after Easter. I think they will decide by the videos and/or those that got to finals. 

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23 minutes ago, MrsR said:

The wait for MA results will be hard. I know in our centre there are likely to be very few moving on due to age.

when do we think the results might be? 

They said after Easter so I’m guessing after the school is back after the Easter holidays! It’s a long wait 😩

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A really long wait! 
They have been on the ball with everything so hopefully they’ll be in touch sooner than after Easter hols. 
I know there will be a big cut so have prepared for that. 

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A really long wait! 
They have been on the ball with everything so hopefully they’ll be in touch sooner than after Easter hols. 
I know there will be a big cut so have prepared for that. 

Is your DD a JA? Yes hopefully they’ll put us out of our misery sooner rather than later 🤣

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Congratulations to the DCs with a yes and to the nos please don’t give up!

My twins were both JAs, both had WL finals, my DD got a yes my DS a no which was so hard to deal with in the same week! 

Anyway my DD went to WL until our family relocated to Arizona at the end of year 9 due to my husbands health and my DS went to Canada’s National Ballet School also until Xmas of year 10! They both then trained at Master Ballet Academy in Arizona for 2-3 years until my DD returned to RB upper school half way through first year following competing at Prix De Lausanne and my DS has spent the last 2 years at San Francisco Ballet School on a Full tuition scholarship! So as you can see there are many paths and a no for WL isn’t the end of the world. The best time for all of us was all living together again in AZ for 2-3 years! Sending them away at 11 is tough on the parents and children! They had so much fun and success with YAGP and performing a lot in the USA! They are both now graduating in the worst possible year but again things will work out. They always do! Hold on to those tiny 11 year olds if you can because it all goes by too quickly!!

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53 minutes ago, Katycat said:

My daughter is auditioning tomorrow for a Y10 place. 

Good luck for tomorrow - hope you’re feeling more relaxed than i am right now!!! 

What time is she arriving? We are 1.30-2pm

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I wouldn’t assume anything when it comes to MA results - having been a JA or a WL finalist does not guarantee a place, and conversely not having been a JA or a WL finalist does not rule out a place. Second guessing the RBS is a minefield!

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8 hours ago, Dancermom said:

Thanks for that info! When you say finalists, previous JAs and on waitlist, do you mean they were all three or just one of those things? Xx 

All three.

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4 minutes ago, Sally-Anne said:

I wouldn’t assume anything when it comes to MA results - having been a JA or a WL finalist does not guarantee a place, and conversely not having been a JA or a WL finalist does not rule out a place. Second guessing the RBS is a minefield!

based purely on the MA cohort at CG for my child, In a group of 14, one child hadn’t been a JA, and all had made WL finals.

A child came in at Y9, not previously a JA, but had been WL finals.

JA teacher said that RB like to take children through Associates that have trained with them; same goes for huge percentage of Associates in WL and Intensives.

 

 

There are of course children here and there who come in from outside, but you can check RB annual report to see that most of the children training at WL have come from JAs and similar with Associates.

 

It always seems to me that RBS doesn’t need a second guess, their choices are documented annually in the public domain.

 

 

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, sunrise81 said:

My dd was a JA for 3 years....got to finals.....got a.no....only wait list for mids. 

 

But got a straight yes for Elmhurst 🤔

 

So who knows!!!

You're giving us hope sunrise! X 

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9 hours ago, Motomum said:

No it isn’t, that’s why Mark Annear head of Associates is on the finals audition panel, they identify who they want for MAs pretty much from the finals, and the Prelim videos. Mark Annear is also present on the panel for Prelim selection. 


All the children in my child’s Y7 MA’s happened to be finalists, previous JAs and also on Wait List. 
 

Im not saying that will always be the case, but IME it often is. There are always some children who come in from other associates , but usually via the finals.

 

My daughter was a JA and was never invited to finals but was given a MA place and then a SA place too. 7 years of really happy times and the best of both worlds for us. 

 

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2 hours ago, sunrise81 said:

My dd was a JA for 3 years....got to finals.....got a.no....only wait list for mids. 

 

But got a straight yes for Elmhurst 🤔

 

So who knows!!!

Almost the same here. My DD was a JA years 5 and 6. Didn't even make royal finals, waitlist for MAs but got a place at Elmhurst. Its all so random  🤣

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21 hours ago, Newbie2 said:

Good luck for tomorrow - hope you’re feeling more relaxed than i am right now!!! 

What time is she arriving? We are 1.30-2pm

Certainly wasn’t feeling relaxed this time yesterday 😂. We had a morning arrival slot. Hope it’s gone well for your dd today! 

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