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by woody
Wed May 20, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rambert waiting list
Replies: 10
Views: 7680

Re: Rambert waiting list

And let's not forget that some places at these schools will be offered to people who didn't attend the regular auditions at all - eg from their summer school or who have been spotted at international competitions etc.
by woody
Tue May 19, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rambert waiting list
Replies: 10
Views: 7680

Re: Rambert waiting list

The schools are a law unto themselves! Maybe this person was a definite 'yes' from the start and there was a misunderstanding somewhere along the line. Who knows what the circumstances are, and to be honest, although things may appear unfair from the point of view of somebody still waiting, there is...
by woody
Sun May 10, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: September 2015
Replies: 848
Views: 453516

Re: September 2015

It's still happening though, and I do urge anyone who has paid a deposit to ask for their money back!
by woody
Sat May 09, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: September 2015
Replies: 848
Views: 453516

Re: September 2015

Council for Dance Education and Training
Old Brewer's Yard
17-19 Neal Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9UY

info@cdet.org.uk

020 7240 5703

Office hours 9.30 - 5 Mon - Fri
by woody
Tue May 05, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: September 2015
Replies: 848
Views: 453516

Re: September 2015

Can I just remind everyone that if a school offers a Dada they are not allowed to charge anyone a deposit or registration fee to accept a Dada place and CDET are VERY interested to hear of any schools who are breaking the rules.
by woody
Tue May 05, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: DD had a fabulous time at Can you Dance yesterday
Replies: 6
Views: 5649

Re: DD had a fabulous time at Can you Dance yesterday

Never heard of this before - who are they?
by woody
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Are trainees that need a full DaDA at a disadvantage?
Replies: 9
Views: 6824

Re: Are trainees that need a full DaDA at a disadvantage?

Almo, it was Tring and Northern Ballet School.
by woody
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Are trainees that need a full DaDA at a disadvantage?
Replies: 9
Views: 6824

Re: Are trainees that need a full DaDA at a disadvantage?

I must admit we were rather cynical about the chances of dd being offered anywhere with a Dada this year, as we would qualify for the full amount of funding. I suspected that she would get waiting lists, because they could (as mentioned above) give several others a place instead of just one, but no....
by woody
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Are trainees that need a full DaDA at a disadvantage?
Replies: 9
Views: 6824

Re: Are trainees that need a full DaDA at a disadvantage?

They aren't allowed to award the money in any way other than in strict order of talent, from lists drawn up at the audition stage.
by woody
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Street Dance and Contemporary Classes Manchester/Stockport
Replies: 5
Views: 5054

Re: Street Dance and Contemporary Classes Manchester/Stockpo

Search for the Centres of Advanced Training (CAT Schemes). There is one at the Lowry in Salford and the schemes are excellent & very highly regarded. There are a number around the country and the standard of training is really high. They usually audition for the schemes around this time of year. If ...
by woody
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Pointe Shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 16246

Re: Pointe Shoes

Oh, that's really interesting about the VAT... glad dd has small feet now!
by woody
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Pointe Shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 16246

Re: Pointe Shoes

The teacher probably suggested London because that is where the flagship stores are for the major makes of pointe shoe, and they will have a huge stock and many more styles & sizes/widths etc than a local dance shop could possibly offer. Freed is in St Martins Lane, Capezio in Endell St, and Bloch &...
by woody
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much ballet per week?
Replies: 8
Views: 6195

Re: How much ballet per week?

Friends of dd who have auditioned for MT/all-round colleges this year for sept intake aged 16 have said that the ballet required is good technique at Intermediate, and I suspect that for those auditioning at 17/18 they would expect a higher level. For classical ballet schools at 16 then it's likely ...
by woody
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Dance types
Replies: 9
Views: 7044

Re: Dance types

It very much depends on the vocational school/college whether there is tap in the particular course you are doing. The ballet/dance courses tend not to have tap in the syllabus, but places that offer more all-round training probably will.
by woody
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Dance types
Replies: 9
Views: 7044

Re: Dance types

Lotsolaffs, if she's not all that keen on tap, she might prefer to give that up and do contemporary instead - and maybe switch to jazz instead of modern. How old is she? Is she thinking of a possible career in dance/musical theatre at some point in the future?