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7 minutes ago, tutugirl said:

If I may comment ( from personal experience )

I have sent several pupils to Moorlands .

The classes are small , it is like one big happy family .

The teachers are fantastic , with every child being nurtured and reaching  their potential .They are certainly holding their own amongst the other more established schools , and enter the major competitions etc .

 

My DS went to Tring , and received excellent classical and contemporary training there .

He is currently in his 4th year in a ballet company , where his excellent training has stood him in good stead .

He also gained good A level grades at Tring .

 

Many people write Tring off when it comes down to classical training ,but a good number of their students move on to the Royal Ballet upper school from the lower school, they have also produced medalists / prizewinners in the Genee and Ceccetti competitions .

 

 

Only my opinion , of course , but I would highly recommend both of these schools .

Happy to answer any questions.

 

Thank you! I am so confused now.. My daughter studies in a small, very similar to Moorland’s,  international ballet academy now. And although training quality was very high at the beginning, now, with only several teachers (also a wife and a husband) , the level of the ballet teaching keeps falling down. That’s why I am a little bit afraid about the Moorland school. As far as I can see from their web page, the academy has only 4 teachers. And what about boys? How many do they have in a class? In my daughter’s class there is only one boy. And it is not enough in pas de deux :)

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My friend and I (neither of us have DC and I have only ever been a watcher) went to see the Moorlands End of Year show in 2019 and were very impressed with the standard of the students.

 

We do know the Kidds from their days as dancers with Northern Ballet.  Before they moved to Moorlands they had both taught at the Northern Ballet Academy.

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Be sure to do your research on all aspects of a school. How many of their own students actually graduate/make it through (as opposed to foreign students brought in into the upper years)? What is the pastoral care like? How are concerns dealt with? Are children given the freedom to develop and grow into their own people? Sometimes the biggest ‘names’ may not actually be the best place for your child and may not offer the best shot at success (I mean by this not just dancing but also overall health, happiness and well-being). 
 

this forum has many wonderful threads about all the different schools and their reality vs their images. I’ve found them v helpful.  

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On 02/02/2021 at 09:34, Whiteduvet said:

Hi

 

DD has been offered a place at Tring for September (letter has just arrived!). It says though that they can’t guarantee a boarding place yet. 
 

Is this normal? Is it safe to accept a day place (we live the other end of the country)?! 

Well done! Congrats to your little one 

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Hello.  My daughter has been offered a place on the waiting list for Tring for September 20 Yr 7 entry.  Does anyone know how long the waiting list is?  We've been told we'll find out in April which seems like such a long time to wait..!

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It depends on the number of dancers who take up places after the funding audition. There are only a few funded places, so the others who attend the funding audition will then need to decide whether they can self fund or not. After that any spare places will then be offered to the waiting list.

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Hi everyone,

I’m new on here and hoping someone can help with a Q, maybe someone who has already been through it hopefully! So we got the letter on Saturday to say she’s gained a place on the performance foundation junior course and she’s been invited to Audition for funding, stating she will take part in a modern class and deliver song and monologue, now does she just do what she’s already sent in or is it better to do new ones? I’ve emailed the school to ask and they have said it’s up to her, either do the same or new, I’m wondering what people have  done previously? I know this seems to be mostly about the kids who have applied for the dance course but hoping someone here has some knowledge on this? Has anyone else on here got a yes for the performance course? 

well done to all the kids who have gained a place for 2021 x

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1 minute ago, The red shoes said:

I really doubt any of them will happen in March annoyingly ☹️

I am surprised that they’ve announced them today whilst we still await and update from Boris but I honestly think if schools do go back on 8th March then finals will be able to go ahead.

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They wrote me this:  “We would like to offer Amelia the opportunity to attend our funding audition, which will be held in March, where she can be assessed for eligibility for a funded boarding place at Tring Park.”

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58 minutes ago, jenesaisquoi said:

Has anyone heard about yr 10 places yet? My students for year 7, 9 and 12 have, so we’re wondering if they’ve not been sent yet or if we should chase? 

Think Fourth Form Dance should be the next lot of results out - hopefully !!

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On 08/02/2021 at 18:45, Clarabelle said:

Hi everyone,

I’m new on here and hoping someone can help with a Q, maybe someone who has already been through it hopefully! So we got the letter on Saturday to say she’s gained a place on the performance foundation junior course and she’s been invited to Audition for funding, stating she will take part in a modern class and deliver song and monologue, now does she just do what she’s already sent in or is it better to do new ones? I’ve emailed the school to ask and they have said it’s up to her, either do the same or new, I’m wondering what people have  done previously? I know this seems to be mostly about the kids who have applied for the dance course but hoping someone here has some knowledge on this? Has anyone else on here got a yes for the performance course? 

well done to all the kids who have gained a place for 2021 x

 

Sorry don't have any advice to offer but well done to your DD for getting an offer! 

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On 05/02/2021 at 20:21, tutugirl said:

If I may comment ( from personal experience )

I have sent several pupils to Moorlands .

The classes are small , it is like one big happy family .

The teachers are fantastic , with every child being nurtured and reaching  their potential .They are certainly holding their own amongst the other more established schools , and enter the major competitions etc .

 

My DS went to Tring , and received excellent classical and contemporary training there .

He is currently in his 4th year in a ballet company , where his excellent training has stood him in good stead .

He also gained good A level grades at Tring .

 

Many people write Tring off when it comes down to classical training ,but a good number of their students move on to the Royal Ballet upper school from the lower school, they have also produced medalists / prizewinners in the Genee and Ceccetti competitions .

 

 

Only my opinion , of course , but I would highly recommend both of these schools .

Happy to answer any questions.

 

Thank you Tutu girl, you were a great source of information last year too. Glad you are still here. (Off to look up Moorland)

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14 hours ago, Asta said:

They wrote me this:  “We would like to offer Amelia the opportunity to attend our funding audition, which will be held in March, where she can be assessed for eligibility for a funded boarding place at Tring Park.”

Where are you based? Are you hanging for a boarding place or could she make it as day pupil? So confusing haha!

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