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Just now, Dancemumk8 said:

No was expecting to not hear anything until end of May for both so was a surprise to get this today 

Ok thanks. Sorry CAT was a no for you this time. Fingers crossed for Associates! Maybe we'll hear sooner then?

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2 hours ago, Dancemumk8 said:

We got a not this time email but that’s ok. It was her first time trying so sure she will try again next year. Awaiting associates results by the end of May. Good luck everyone 

Loads of kids start in later years so she has plenty of time, well done to her for giving it her all xxx

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1 hour ago, Balletmad78 said:

Were you expecting CAT results now or did they say end of May? Just wondering if we'll hear about associates earlier than they said?

I was also surprised as thought it would be end of may and I only put down CAT so maybe associates are coming soon🤞

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On 23/04/2021 at 12:01, NJH said:

Northern Ballet School in Manchester Has nothing at all  organisationally to  do with Northern Ballet (the Company) or  the Academy of the Northern Ballet  in Leeds,  that said  obviously there is some  cross pollination of teachers and  the like  as there are a  good number of  very good teachers who work  freelance   across  that M62 Corridor...

there is some  confusing because   Lavernen Meyer era  Northern Dance Theatre / Northern Ballet Theatre  ( i.e. the Company now based in Leeds) was based in Manchester...   at the time  the likes of Terence Etheridge was dancing with the company... 

NBS is  an interesting organisation  with the different emphasis /. streaming  available  within their course 

I do , personally, wonder  however, if the  Existence of NBS is one of the  reasons  ( along with the historical links  of NBT/NB  as a company  with Central  School of ballet via Chistopher Gable  and continued through a good number of Gable and Nixon era dancers   ( including Kenny Tindall )   is one of the reasons that AoNB  doesn;t  have  an 'upper school'  of it;s own despite having  a 'lower school' in  AoNB CAT   and the PGP   as well as  the Associates and the talent spotting 

Thank you for this. I did have a feeling they were two separate entities but wasn’t sure. 

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On 23/04/2021 at 22:45, Streetdancer said:

Northern Ballet is a company based in Leeds. It has an attached Academy which runs the UK's only CAT training programme in ballet and an Associates scheme. Training stops usually at 16/17 though there is a post-graduate course too. Training is in ballet and (after age 12) contemporary. Company and students share the same studios.

 

Northern Ballet School (rebranded NBS) is an upper school which starts its training at 16. Its name is largely historical I would say - it does have a classical ballet strand but also a (bigger I think) theatre dance strand. 

 

Hope that helps! 

Yes it does! Thank you 

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2 hours ago, Shelovesdance said:

We got a yes!! Now I’ve got to work out DS getting there Monday and Wednesday and Dd getting there Tuesday and Thursdays plus Saturdays for both lol. Good luck everyone xxx

Well done to both of them 👏🏻

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13 minutes ago, Mildred72 said:

Hi, has anyone else not heard anything from the CAT recall?

Thanks.

Oh no, that’s strange. Have you checked your junk? I would email Laura at northern if you haven’t heard anything as I’m sure they’d let everyone know at the same time xxx

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We’ve just had our associate email.

 

just a reserve place this time - she’s going into year 6 but for both jA and intermediate so not sure why! 
 

but very very proud of her x hopefully there might be some movement x

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27 minutes ago, Mumofmidge said:

Well done. Some of our friends haven’t had anything yet so I wonder if there’s an order. 
 

What year would you be in x

Well done to your dc too! Yr 6 JA, made reserve last year but with covid they didn't take anyone so will just have to wait and see I there is any movement this year. Proud of her either way 😊

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5 minutes ago, Luna said:

Well done to your dc too! Yr 6 JA, made reserve last year but with covid they didn't take anyone so will just have to wait and see I there is any movement this year. Proud of her either way 😊

Oh well done! 
 

this is our first try for northern as it clashes so she’s never done it before.

 

she attends midlands associates with Shannon and Peter so this is a great thing x

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1 hour ago, CRH said:

does anyone know how many dancers they put on the reserve lists or each age group?

No idea, but when my DD was a reserve for IF 4 years ago a place did come up. This year I believe all current associates have been given a place for next year. I can understand why - telling a student they haven't met the grade after all the restrictions of dancing under lockdown would be really harsh. But like last year, this means new places are probably quite limited.

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45 minutes ago, Streetdancer said:

No idea, but when my DD was a reserve for IF 4 years ago a place did come up. This year I believe all current associates have been given a place for next year. I can understand why - telling a student they haven't met the grade after all the restrictions of dancing under lockdown would be really harsh. But like last year, this means new places are probably quite limited.

Hi - thanks for that. Yes it would be harsh to drop current dancers when they have not had chance to attend due to Covid. It's just a waiting game then to see if an elusive place comes up ! x

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Hi all - newbie here! Just had much unexpected offer for CAT and now trying to process what's involved! Would be great to hear from anyone who's been through it and survived it as a family!!  DD 10 -she's absolutely delighted and is really up for the commitment, but I think a bit shellshocked

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36 minutes ago, Jc123 said:

Hi all - newbie here! Just had much unexpected offer for CAT and now trying to process what's involved! Would be great to hear from anyone who's been through it and survived it as a family!!  DD 10 -she's absolutely delighted and is really up for the commitment, but I think a bit shellshocked

I don’t know a massive amount but they have been so incredibly supportive of my DS and fun and also very organised so you know way in advance any changes. They don’t do last minute rehearsals or anything. They are also very supportive of school and understand sometimes work must come first. My advice is give it a go and see, you aren’t signed up for life, if it’s not working for you then you can think about it then xxx

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2 hours ago, Jc123 said:

Hi all - newbie here! Just had much unexpected offer for CAT and now trying to process what's involved! Would be great to hear from anyone who's been through it and survived it as a family!!  DD 10 -she's absolutely delighted and is really up for the commitment, but I think a bit shellshocked

Hi

I have two children on the CAT scheme , one who is 10 , it’s hard as they are different ages and I have other children as well! Expect lots of sitting in the car park and hanging around but it’s worth it, it’s a fantastic scheme! 
Feel free to inbox me if you want anymore questions answered 🙂

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