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My DD is doing the four month RAD Associates and in July will do her last class.  She has loved every minute of it and has met lots of lovely new friends.  Does anyone know what happens at the end of this programme?  Do we wait again until next year or is there a plan to run a yearly programme? Many thanks

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I think this is the third time this has been run - I think it runs either every school term or twice per year I can't quite remeber ( my daughter has done it twice).  Its seems successful so I'd have thought it would continue.  I tend to keep an eye on the announcements on the RAD website although  students have to be registered via their teacher.  My dd's teacher is selective about who shes sends but no idea if they all are.  You could also ask the RAD staff at the next session as the person registering them in and out always seems very friendly.

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They usually run December -March & March-April

 

Dd was on the waiting list the 1st term and her teacher (who doesn't do email or websites) asked me to chase it for her the following term as they were holding a cheque

 

They apologised and said she should have been offered a place but dd was already cast in a musical anyway so the next session they sent the booking form to me direct and I just had to get dd's teacher to sign.

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This was the 4th set of classes in Birmingham (ending in July) and the 1st for Cambridge.  Classes run December - March and then April to July each year.  Once they gave us a letter for the RAD teacher for the next session but I think that was only the first time and I think details will go on the website once they are known.  I expect this will be over the summer holidays.  For Birmingham in particular they have to sort out dates as much in advance as possible because there is so much demand for the studios.  The teachers are supposed to be selective I think.  The form only allows for a certain number of pupils - unless they submit multiple forms of course.

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I think that was what I was wondering.  When it all ends in July do only the girls who are progressing get asked back for the next session whenever it may be?   The teaching has been excellent and my DD has loved every minute of it.   We are coming up to RAD exams very soon and I have seen a big change in my DDs confidence.   Well worth it if any mums are in doubt.  

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RAD Associates allocate places on first come first served basis.  The RAD Associates themselves do not ask back any of the girls or boys.  As I said we all got a form for the teacher at the end of the first set of sessions but I think it was just because it was a new scheme and they wanted to ensure it continued.  It was publicised on the website for that and subsequent sessions and we have not had any forms in the final session since.  It is your DDs teacher at her regular ballet school who decides if your DD will continue to the next session as it is the teacher who has to register the children.

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