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by 2dancersmum
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2021 entry
Replies: 42
Views: 6749

Re: Auditioning for 2021 entry

My DD applied for 6 colleges as that felt a manageable amount, a few years ago now so she did all her auditions in person. I would encourage you to advise your DD to try and keep an open mind about favourites. My DD went into it all with a clear favourite and a good idea of her 2nd choice. Following...
by 2dancersmum
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Has COVID changed your DC training/career plans?
Replies: 20
Views: 1945

Re: Has COVID changed your DC training/career plans?

Not put off at all. DD secured a 6 week temporary job after her last dance contract finished in Feb, just for a bit of income before her next contract starting early June (obviously cancelled/postponed). She was furloughed from said temporary job and then when her workplace opened up offered another...
by 2dancersmum
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2021 entry
Replies: 42
Views: 6749

Re: Auditioning for 2021 entry

I suspect auditions will start later than usual for 2021 entry. I know that a number of vocational ballet schools put out a joint statement a month or so ago to say that they had all agreed to start the audition process in January (rather than the usual November) - included ENB, The Hammond, Tring, ...
by 2dancersmum
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Plain Black Character Skirt
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Plain Black Character Skirt

at college my daughter had a black circular skirt , no ribbons. It was made by Mirella and I'm pretty sure I got it from Dance direct online.
by 2dancersmum
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Reserve List
Replies: 109
Views: 16520

Re: Bird Reserve List

I'm glad that Bird and many other schools are offering hope to the students of Ballet West. I think it must be devastating to have your school close on you 1 or 2 years into your course. re LSC - I've read on another forum that the cancellation of the Fda Dance Performance course (which has a ballet...
by 2dancersmum
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2021 entry
Replies: 42
Views: 6749

Re: Auditioning for 2021 entry

KS Dance (Warrington) and Preston Dance College are the two that spring to mind for those aiming to go into teaching (dance). Obviously you could also look at the degree courses offered by RAD in London. Urdang, Bird, The Hammond , Bodyworks Cambridge, Northern Ballet, Elmhurst Ballet, Trinity Laban...
by 2dancersmum
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Reserve List
Replies: 109
Views: 16520

Re: Bird Reserve List

You can accept more than one DADA and then hold onto them as you decide between them. Schools report back as far as I am aware with a list of who they have given DADAs to and from end of June/July time, if you are still holding onto more than one DADA you will be contacted and asked to make a decisi...
by 2dancersmum
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: After training
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: After training

I think that final year of training was perhaps the most stressful time of it all as they really are facing the unknown once college finishes. My DD did not train in London but in Chester -I think about 3/4 of them had agents following the agent showcase. Not all chose to go with an agent, including...
by 2dancersmum
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2020 entry
Replies: 1299
Views: 230741

Re: Auditioning for 2020 entry

Foundation courses - you are correct, these are not funded by student loan. Housing benefit used to be available to help with housing costs though a battle to actually get it if you read back through some of the previous threads on the subject. I do not know how this will be affected by 'universal c...
by 2dancersmum
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 3866

Re: Insurance

I responded to Kingswayqueens original query on the 'Auditioning for Sept 19' thread with a fuller response but the 2 companies we used for DD were AXA PP for the 1st two years and Aviva for her final year. DD went at 16 so we only changed companies because we needed new quotes for her as an 18 year...
by 2dancersmum
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 1236
Views: 313020

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

We had medical insurance for DD when she was at college - graduated 4 years ago. You do need research a bit and be prepared to make a few phone calls. My husband sorted it out - we had been advised to check in particular for policies that included physio and to check with physios close to her colleg...
by 2dancersmum
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Royal Caribbean Auditions
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

Re: Royal Caribbean Auditions

My DD is also from a classical/contemporary/lyrical background. She was intending to audition for Mein Schiff next week - only cruise ship audition she has seen that actually states 'classical warmup' as part of the audition - perhaps worth a look for your DD? DD is not attending as she has just cho...
by 2dancersmum
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Royal Caribbean Auditions
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

Re: Royal Caribbean Auditions

I cant comment specifically on Royal Caribbean as my DD has never auditioned for them but I have never heard instances of job offers at the end of the day of auditions for any cruise companies. 'now on the books' is the usual for successful auditionees - some will get a phone call or email within a ...
by 2dancersmum
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Funding for Musical Theatre/Drama School - what do i need to know?
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: Funding for Musical Theatre/Drama School - what do i need to know?

Differences between Trinity diploma and BA hons degree. Both are a level 6 higher education qualification but the diploma is more practical in nature as the degree has a higher academic content. Obviously there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Courses funded by student finance is the by the...
by 2dancersmum
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 1236
Views: 313020

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

We have been at open days and auditions for the level 6 diploma courses where this question has been asked and the answer was that no you cannot get a student loan if you have done the level 6 diploma, even if you did not receive a DADA for the course . This is because the trinity level 6 diploma is...