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by 2dancersmum
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Royal Caribbean Auditions
Replies: 5
Views: 801

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: 801

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: 465

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: 1113
Views: 137446

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...
by 2dancersmum
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Dilemma about changing classes
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Dilemma about changing classes

my gut feeling for a 13 year old is that she needs to enjoy her classes. A career in performing arts is not easy and they really need to want to do it so keep her happy so that she keeps learning and does not lose her enthusiasm and passion. MT is dance, singing, acting so some sort of class/experie...
by 2dancersmum
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 137446

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Wanted to echo Pearl's comment about flips and tricks and that it is dance not gymnastics. My DD graduated from a level 6 trinity diploma in 2015 and has been working as a professional dancer ever since. She has never been asked in an audition or required in a show to do anything more than a cartwhe...
by 2dancersmum
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Btec extended diplomas
Replies: 33
Views: 2796

Re: Btec extended diplomas

Just to add to the confusion of routes open to your DD, my DD auditioned in year 11 and ended up with a funded place at The Hammond where she studied both 2 A Levels and the level 6 Trinity diploma, graduating aged 19 and working as a performer ever since.
by 2dancersmum
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: changing track at 17 (Y13/repeating Y12) options? Cambs area
Replies: 19
Views: 1810

Re: changing track at 17 (Y13/repeating Y12) options? Cambs area

Bodyworks has a good reputation - for the level 6 diploma at least - could be worth a try at an audition for September start. I don't think they have finished auditions yet. I don't know anything about other courses there and should say my DD is a dancer and the people she knows who trained there we...
by 2dancersmum
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Fired from job. Crushed
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Fired from job. Crushed

I'm sorry to hear you are going through such a tough time at the moment. I wouldn't worry about future employers - just make sure they are never asked for a reference for you. People change jobs all the time and for all sorts of reasons and its easy enough to just say it wasn't working out for you t...
by 2dancersmum
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 137446

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

CDET has now changed name I think to CDMT - its the council? for dance, drama and musical theatre education. The conferences tend to be twice a year and are a chance for the children to take masterclasses with some of the schools and parents to learn about the application and funding processes and a...
by 2dancersmum
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Musical Theatre Btec
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Musical Theatre Btec

no personal experience of any of these but do know of at least one person with SEN who was well supported at BOA. Other than BOA, they are just ones I've heard about in passing conversations: Birmingham Ormiston (BOA) Birmingham Theatre School The Manchester College Midlands Academy of Musical Theat...
by 2dancersmum
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: On-line schooling
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: On-line schooling

If you have facebook, I would suggest searching for home education + your town to see if you can find a home ed group local to you who will be able to advise about your local education authority, options and any learning groups set up in your area. My local area has regular get together days for spo...
by 2dancersmum
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Split-soled ballet shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Re: Split-soled ballet shoes

At the school my DDs attended split soles were not worn until grade 6. Its only about 6 years ago that the RAD started allowing them to be worn in exams for lower grades. I think the usual thinking between full sole or split sole is that the full sole makes the foot work harder and therefore helps w...
by 2dancersmum
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dd struggling - advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Re: Dd struggling - advice

I feel for both your DD and you as we have been there too. My DD is a dancer and really struggled with the acting when she first started her course - visually shaking through most of it. I will message her and ask if she has any tips to help your DD through it but she is in install on a ship at the ...
by 2dancersmum
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

I wondered about Mandy as it used to be Dancers Pro before they got taken over and there used to be quite a few on there.

You could also keep an eye on entsweb website and openauditions.co.uk.

Good luck.