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My daughter's dance teacher advised her to go in what she felt most comfortable in, as this would give them an insight into her character, so dance themed hoodie and leggings!!!

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10 hours ago, Balletmum74 said:

Thank you to everyone all your help and advice. I cant believe how lucky we feel NBS has been a dream for us all as we didnt want our daughter to leave at 16  so to get such an amazing offer that allows her to live at home for a couple more years is a relief. 

We are visiting next week for a tour although we are familiar with the building from previous dance. For those who have visited did you children dress smartly? I'm still on make a good impression but shes saying Jean's are fine and I'm old fashioned.

Mine was in the uniform she wears 99% of the time (if not wearing a leotard) - sports leggings, trainers, hoodie!

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18 hours ago, Balletmum74 said:

Thank you to everyone all your help and advice. I cant believe how lucky we feel NBS has been a dream for us all as we didnt want our daughter to leave at 16  so to get such an amazing offer that allows her to live at home for a couple more years is a relief. 

We are visiting next week for a tour although we are familiar with the building from previous dance. For those who have visited did you children dress smartly? I'm still on make a good impression but shes saying Jean's are fine and I'm old fashioned.

Hi, 

My daughter wore jeans. Think they just need to be comfortable. Miss Gray was very nice, the tour was informal & laid back. 

 

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20 minutes ago, Mjdb said:

Hi, 

My daughter wore jeans. Think they just need to be comfortable. Miss Gray was very nice, the tour was informal & laid back. 

 

Miss Gray is loved & well respected by all the pupils. Easily to contact and very approachable should any pupil or parent have any questions or concerns. She carries the title of Deputy but to the pupils she is their unofficial Principal. Remaining in situ since the the school became part of the BIMMGroup last summer when a new Principal was brought in to oversee NBS & ICTheatre at The Dance House. You are definitely in safe hands with Miss Gray.  ☺️

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My daughter doing both events and joined the group. We had a lovely tour last week and shes just so excited to start. Shes 16 but will be commuting from home. Great practice run for her.

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45 minutes ago, Balletmum74 said:

My daughter doing both events and joined the group. We had a lovely tour last week and shes just so excited to start. Shes 16 but will be commuting from home. Great practice run for her.

Great. My daughter also doing both events. Also 16! (But living in student accommodation.) Just chewing over joining FB...

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Yes I understand this it's a strange world we live in you have to be so careful.  I feel like it will be well monitored. If you want my daughters number for your daughter to WhatsApp message  please just message shes a lovely friendly girl.

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27 minutes ago, Balletmum74 said:

Yes I understand this it's a strange world we live in you have to be so careful.  I feel like it will be well monitored. If you want my daughters number for your daughter to WhatsApp message  please just message shes a lovely friendly girl.

That's kind, thank you. I'll have a word with her. Her younger sister persuaded her to join WhatsApp recently so they can be in close contact when she goes away, so she's ok with WhatsApp.

 

It's just that we both agree that her avoiding all SM until now has undoubtedly been great for her work, dancing, outlook and MH, so it's a big step to join it now.

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Just for info, they get a lot of info  from the Facebook group. It's used like a noticeboard, timetables, rehearsal schedules etc.

My dd doesn't do Facebook but uses it for the NBS group 

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6 minutes ago, DancingShoes said:

Just for info, they get a lot of info  from the Facebook group. It's used like a noticeboard, timetables, rehearsal schedules etc.

My dd doesn't do Facebook but uses it for the NBS group 

Thanks - useful to know. Will probably do that then.

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Congratulations @Dancers Dad on getting this far without social media!

 

I think it is very likely that once your dd moves to Manchester she will start to use social media of her own accord...so perhaps better to get her used to using it now while you still have her at home and can keep an eye.

 

I would encourage her to become friends with you, as many relatives as possible, and any grown up friends you/she may have who use facebook.  That way there is a whole network of people keeping an eye on her.

 

In the past I have picked up 'crisis' moments with some of my friends' children.  Sometimes you can help with just a simple personal message (the young friend who had got of the plane on her first business trip to US to a message that her best friend had died ...she just needed someone to chat to until she could get hold of her Mum).  Sometimes advise (block that looser who was being mean to her on facebook and report the posts).  And on one occasion, contacted Mum because I was really worried. 

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On 04/06/2021 at 18:44, glowlight said:

Congratulations @Dancers Dad on getting this far without social media!

 

I think it is very likely that once your dd moves to Manchester she will start to use social media of her own accord...so perhaps better to get her used to using it now while you still have her at home and can keep an eye.

 

I would encourage her to become friends with you, as many relatives as possible, and any grown up friends you/she may have who use facebook.  That way there is a whole network of people keeping an eye on her.

 

In the past I have picked up 'crisis' moments with some of my friends' children.  Sometimes you can help with just a simple personal message (the young friend who had got of the plane on her first business trip to US to a message that her best friend had died ...she just needed someone to chat to until she could get hold of her Mum).  Sometimes advise (block that looser who was being mean to her on facebook and report the posts).  And on one occasion, contacted Mum because I was really worried. 

Thank you!

 

Yes, we're going to have a chat about it today. It feels important to be part of the FB group, so I think she'll do that. Thanks for the tips. 

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