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Oops phone playing up! Interesting that the children have to do a course of 6 moths to get into the school for a year? Am I understanding correctly? And the height and weight charts are interesting. My daughter at 10 would be too short and too light! Looks amazing though!

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How do you apply for this summer intensive. How lucky are we to have members on this forum that tell us about summer schools such as this one, thankyou Ribbons.

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The only problem is most schools in England have not yet broken up for the summer.

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I can't find the application form ha ha, a blond moment. I think my friends son would be very interested in this summer intensive. Where about is the application form Kitschqueen, I thought you had to send off for it?

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The only problem is most schools in England have not yet broken up for the summer.

 

As always! It's so frustrating that there are all these amazing summer schools out there, but always before our children have broken up. Lets start a campaign to have our summer holidays moved in line with the rest of world to start at the beginning of June so that we can fit all the American summer schools in as well! :)

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Yep my dd's school doesn't break up til 18th. Might do application anyway !

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I can't find the application form ha ha, a blond moment. I think my friends son would be very interested in this summer intensive. Where about is the application form Kitschqueen, I thought you had to send off for it?

 

There is a button on the left which says "download the application form".

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Oh Ribbons how embarrassing, the button on the left is huge. I will ask my daughter is she would be able to get the time off school and whether she would like to go to this summer intensive.

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When my DS went to an American summer school his English school was very understanding about him leaving early. So it's always worth applying and then once you have a place it sounds so swish the school is often accommodating about it... DD is getting even time off this term to go and see DS perform at his christmas show (he has just been promoted to lead in the matinee performances so we are all v excited!). Will def ask DS if he wants to apply to Paris Opera- it sounds great (though as it's the first I imagine competition for places will be spectacularly fierce!) thanks so much for posting the info I would never have seen it!

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Its getting the class Dvd thats the problem. How do you do that when they are in another country and dont have access to a camcorder.

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I think the fees seem very reasonable.

 

I find them quite steep myself if you compare them with the RBS SS where you can stay for 2 weeks for £1150 (around €1400) and you can be helped financially. We live in France and I find that it will be a very lucrative summer for the POB school!

 

That said, DD will certainly apply but mainly to know the outcome...

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So is there no way of auditioning for sixth form at POB school?

Yes,I was wondering this too. Do students not get the chance to audition at the age of 16 or 17 for their final few years training?

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I'm sure there is something about that in old discussions but there you go... The maximum age to apply is if you're under 13 on the 1st of October the year before the audition i.e. you had to not have turned 13 yet on the 1st of October 2012 to apply for the audition taking place in May 2013.

 

After that age, one still can apply by video and if they like what they see on that video, they will offer you a private audition. This process is extremely rarely successful! So in reality, one doesn't do one's final years of training there.

 

From the age of 16, students of the POB school can audition for the corps de ballet but only if they have passed their baccalauréat which you normally sit when 17 or 18. So in order to audition, one has to have been accelerated at school. And lastly, you can't be a student of the POB school without following the French curriculum in which one has to sit for all key subjects for baccalauréat. What I mean is that one cannot choose 2 or 3 A levels in France. My eldest DD who dances 20 hours a week will still have to sit a minimum of 6 subjects to pass.

 

Hope it's clear...

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Thanks for all the info,Afab. Not for me,of course,but for others on this forum who have dancing children. It strikes me,then,that in order to succeed as a classical ballet dancer in France,it is much more difficult than in England. Very few get that "second chance" to audition for ballet school at 16.Plus all the academics.Tough indeed.

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Definitely... but generally cheaper though!

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Thanks for all the info,Afab. Not for me,of course,but for others on this forum who have dancing children. It strikes me,then,that in order to succeed as a classical ballet dancer in France,it is much more difficult than in England. Very few get that "second chance" to audition for ballet school at 16.Plus all the academics.Tough indeed.

 

Definitely tough. But I think that what happens at RBS for sixth form entry isn't primarily a matter of giving UK students a 'second chance' (though in rare cases this may happen). Rather it's a matter of having WL students compete for places at Upper School with top students from all over the world - something that is less of a concern for POB students who must 'just' do their regular annual assessments at 16. So in that sense, once you're in the POB system it is 'easier' to stay in it. Or rather there are fewer unknowns for having to leave.

 

Yaffa

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Further on in the website they are actually advertising auditions for temporary and permanent dancers in the corps de ballet for 16 to 26 year olds. What an amazing opportunity!!

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I have just realised after finding my glasses that it was 2012 dates and not 2013 as I first thought!! Sorry!

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Further on in the website they are actually advertising auditions for temporary and permanent dancers in the corps de ballet for 16 to 26 year olds. What an amazing opportunity!!

Ax

 

I have just realised after finding my glasses that it was 2012 dates and not 2013 as I first thought!! Sorry!

 

 

I believe they have audition days (actually more like a competiton) once a year. The primary one is internal - just for dancers from the school; though there is also a framework for external candidates.

 

Within the company, they also have an annual competion to determine promotion for all ranks except etoile.

Yaffa

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I'm reviving the subject as I heard of a girl who already knows she's in... I would have thought they were waiting for the deadline to start offering places but apparently not! DD is nearly done with her video and will send it shortly...

 

Any luck anyone?

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DD's video done and dusted... and even sent!

 

Fingers crossed! We don't hold much hope but you never know...

 

She used the same video for American Ballet Theater. Double crossed fingers!

 

Anyone decided to apply ?

 

We could support each other...

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I know this is a bit off topic but I wondered Afab how do you actually do a video for an overseas school? Do you hire a professional. Or do it yourself? Where do you do it? At school? In a studio? And how do you edit the less desirable bits? Any info appreciated.

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DD did it with her ballet teacher in the studio at the dance school. They prepared what they wanted to present and worked at it in 2 different private sessions. They took an afternoon to film and then the teacher edited everything and gave us a file. We paid her of course for the work done.

The teacher did that for 2 of her students and will do another 3 for other kids who wants to apply for less prestigious but still good summer schools...

Once done, the video can be used for a good few months and generally for different schools as they always ask for more or less the same videos.

 

Hope it helps...

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I think for the company itself POB auditions once a year in early July. This is way later than other companies.

 

Re the summer school most English schools are happy to allow students to have time off for something like this rather than just a family holiday.

 

I'm sure it will be a great experience for anyone who goes to the summer school.

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