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Tring rejection versus chances for other schools


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Dear All  

We have just received the rejection letter from Tring Upper School.  It is heartbreaking when DD has several auditions to upper schools in the next coming months.  I would be grateful of examples of children who went on to receive offers from other Upper Schools after the Tring rejection.  I suppose that Tring must have much fewer places available than other upper schools given they have pupils moving up to the Upper School from the younger years.  My DD's dream is to pursue classical ballet as a career.

 

Thanks in advance!

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When you say rejected, do you mean no offer of a place at all, or just no invitation to the funding audition? In either case I believe you need to consider whether this is the right path for your DD, it is extremely hard to get into Upper schools/6th form training.

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The harsh reality of auditioning for upper schools is that although some get offered places everywhere they audition, perhaps the majority will get more rejections than offers and some will get no offers at all. My own DD was not offered a place at Tring but got final auditions and offers elsewhere as well as  getting rejected after the first audition. My DD's dream at that age was to pursue classical ballet, only changing her mind in her final year. She has been working as a professional dancer since she graduated in 2015.

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It’s always hard when your first audition is a ‘no’ but you and your daughter need to keep a clear head and carry on with the audition programme you have organised. It will be even more important to boost your daughter’s confidence, while reflecting on the first audition plus staying realistic. How did she feel the first audition went?

Is there anything she would like to do differently? Could you organise a couple of privates to give confidence and polish before the next audition?

I know for definite it’s possible to be refused at Tring and go on to be offered places at Central and Kings. Stay positive and good luck.

 

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My experience with auditions so far is only for Lower School, but I know of so many talented dancers that got a no after first round auditions from some schools and then went on to get places at finals and offers from other schools.   As another poster said, there are those children that will have several offers, but also those that have one or two. All the schools look for different things, so if one door closes, it doesn’t mean others aren’t still open. Good luck to your DD for the rest of her auditions.

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It must be so hard when you get a no for your first audition, but as other posters have said, different schools look for different things so a no from one really doesn't mean you will get a no from all of them.  That is why you don't put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to auditions - spread the net a bit.

 

Very few people have the luxury of a choice of offers when it comes to upper schools - and I have to say I don't really envy those who do because it must be a difficult choice to make.

 

 

 

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Kings International Ballet Academy is outstanding.  Our dd is loving it there and living her dream.  Incredible training and wonderful staff.  It's definitely the place if you want to pursue ballet.

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Rejection from one school does not mean rejection from others. Last year most of the RBS White Lodge children were rejected from Covent Garden (upper school), despite having up to five years in the lower school. They generally found places elsewhere (Tring, ENBS, Central and overseas etc.). As one door closes, others open. And sometimes (actually, most times), the first choice really isn't the best. So put it behind, keep an open mind and stay focused on finding the right school. Good luck !!

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