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After being ill since Friday, getting an email earlier to say I had got into ballet theatre uk with a 20% scholorship!! Gobsmacked but absolutely over the moon!x

Fabulous news anaballerina. I have been watching your journey with special interest as like you, my DD will be auditioning when she is 18 and may well go for similar places to you. I'm thrilled for you because you deserve your chance, but also because you give us hope that there are still good options at 18. Thanks for sharing your story and good luck for the future.

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Fabulous news anaballerina. I have been watching your journey with special interest as like you, my DD will be auditioning when she is 18 and may well go for similar places to you. I'm thrilled for you because you deserve your chance, but also because you give us hope that there are still good options at 18. Thanks for sharing your story and good luck for the future.

Thank you so so much. You don't know how much this post means xx
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Would be great to see you at btuk in September Ana it's a fabulous school and I would highly reccomend it as someone else who went at 18 as well

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Having got a 'no' from Central earlier in the week my dd has now had a 'Yes to finals' letter.  Seems there was an admin glitch that meant she got both letters and the 'Yes' is the correct one.  Strangely enough this actually happened to her once before with an associate scheme...perhaps a peril of having a surname near the end of the alphabet. So, thats a bit of a turnaround and we're all feeling distinctly less fed up! 

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Thanks all, perhaps I should just double check with RBS and Elmhurst whether they made a mistake too ...just kidding.

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Always

 

I can't get over how these young people pick themselves up & go for it over & over again

 

It's a strength of character I don't have handling rejection so well

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Oh so sorry to hear your news Katymac.Best wishes for Monday everything crossed for a yes!! Xx

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I completely agree with you Katymac- I could never have handled the rejection (just as well I didn't ever do any dance!) and in fact even now am more devastated than any of my kids when they don't get the hoped for outcome. I suppose dealing with the 'no's' builds the kind of resilience that will see them through their careers- even the greatest achievers all seem to have a story of rejection somewhere in their past and what has made them succeed is not necessarily being the best right form the outset, but being able to gather themselves up and keep going no matter what. And we all know stories of those who were lauded from the beginning as being superstars only to collapse at a later stage because they couldn't really handle competition or even minor failures.

I think the trick is to know that its ok to be sad if you don't succeed at something but not to be defeated by that sadness. Something I wish I was better at it, and I deeply admire this ability in all our young DCs....

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Hi Sballerina,

 

I think your post has accidentally landed on the wrong thread ('news from' rather than 'questions about'), but I'll answer it here otherwise it won't make sense!

 

I'm pretty sure the letter stipulates that it wants the music on a cd, properly edited with a start and end. My DD took that and also a back up iphone just in case the CD failed. 

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Sorry to hear the news, Katymac. Was this one of her first auditions this year? Maybe she can look on it as a dry run. Is the next one tomorrow? Really hope it goes brilliantly.

 

Chaperone and Anaballerina; sorry I missed your news! Congratulations, ab! And that's brilliant, Chaperone! Depending on what day you get given we must try to say hi.

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Well so far...

Rambert - they asked me to stay on to do my solo but I didn't get a physio, I got a no in the end

Central - no final or waiting list

Elmhurst - finals in March

I have ENB prelim on Saturday.

I'm just a bit confused as to why they liked me in Elmhurst and not in central. I don't want to get my hopes up because ill end up being upset but surely if I was to get into Elmhurst in September that I would have at least a final or waiting list in central and rambert. Or is that completely false, im just thinking out loud really.

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It was her first but one of the more important ones :(

 

Never mind she is getting ready for tomorrow & her landlady is giving her a lift to the train, which is lovely :)

 

Edited to add

 

Good luck CLGRS - unfortunately the audition panels are a law unto themselves and generally no logic can be ascribed to them ;)

Edited by Katymac
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