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by JayLou62
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Bird College End of Year Show 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2204

Re: Bird College End of Year Show 2019

My dd told me to buy tickets and get them sent to her and they all swap when they know which shows they are in :)
by JayLou62
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 1225
Views: 183795

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Just to add that Summer Schools can be great but won't affect the end result. When my dd auditioned she had never done any Summer Schools except local Ballet ones. She also didn't do A levels or BTECs. From age 16-18 she went to a local private dance college and danced full time in her first year an...
by JayLou62
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: London ballet school/London boys ballet school
Replies: 11
Views: 2072

Re: London ballet school/London boys ballet school

Try asking on www.balletcoforum.com/doingdance
I'm sure someone will be able to help.
by JayLou62
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leaving home essentials !
Replies: 15
Views: 2910

Re: Leaving home essentials !

Also, an A4 4 ring binder for singing - Bird are hot on this! Dd says they are hard to find.
by JayLou62
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leaving home essentials !
Replies: 15
Views: 2910

Re: Leaving home essentials !

We got dd an electric clothes dryer and cover from Lakeland. It's been great to dry clothes during the winter months and doesn't use much electricity. Even dd's flatmate's parents bought one for their ds. Dd also recommends a memory foam mattress topper for your bed. A computer or laptop for researc...
by JayLou62
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: hearing from Bird
Replies: 22
Views: 6138

Re: hearing from Bird

Hi, My dd got a reply about 2 weeks after her audition with an offer of a Diploma place but no funding. We accepted her place and I added she wouldn't be able to take it without funding. She heard again by phone at the beginning of June offering her a DaDA. She's now in her 2nd year at Bird and lovi...
by JayLou62
Wed May 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 383240

Re: Auditioning for 2017

Hi,

My dd is at Bird (1st year Diploma). She is really happy there. If anyone wants to know anything about Bird feel free to PM me with any questions you may have :)
by JayLou62
Sat May 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 383240

Re: Auditioning for 2017

Dd2 was on the Reserve list for funding for Bird last year. Her DaDA offer came through on 2nd June last year.
by JayLou62
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best value Foundation courses?
Replies: 40
Views: 13849

Re: Best value Foundation courses?

The Big Act - it was more expensive for dd2 than £1200 as The Big Act have only just started doing the BTEC (September 2015) and dd2 was 17 so couldn't do the BTEC as she was part time. She still had private singing classes plus dance, acting and singing (group) over 2 full days, performed at Move I...
by JayLou62
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Best value Foundation courses?
Replies: 40
Views: 13849

Re: Best value Foundation courses?

Dd2 did a Foundation course over a BTEC as she was working at RAD Adv2 Ballet and ISTD Adv 1 Tap and Modern. The Foundation course meant she kept her dance level high whilst working on her weaker aspects of acting and singing. Her Foundation course tutors were from Bristol Old Vic, Bird, GSA, London...
by JayLou62
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Urdang Recalls - Diploma / Degree
Replies: 11
Views: 5307

Re: Urdang Recalls - Diploma / Degree

Dd2 had a recall for Urdang last year. Her email letter was incredibly badly worded and at her recall she was informed that she had been considered for the Foundation! She had received 5 Diploma offers at that point so was really surprised :( If we had known beforehand we would not have paid £75 for...
by JayLou62
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best value Foundation courses?
Replies: 40
Views: 13849

Re: Best value Foundation courses?

Depends on what area you are looking at and if you need accommodation. My dds went to The Big Act - it's only been running for a few years but is definitely up and coming. Here's the link:
http://www.thebigact.com/
by JayLou62
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 383240

Re: Auditioning for 2017

No, we had not viewed accommodation (although I had googled potential properties in various areas just to get an idea of possible costs). Dd saw that there was a vacancy to share a house with 3 second years and 1 other first year on the Freshers page so that's how she got her accommodation. She plan...
by JayLou62
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 383240

Re: Auditioning for 2017

My dd auditioned for Bird last year and was offered a non-funded place. We accepted the place and I added a note to add that she would only be able to accept the place if she had funding. Dd had a phone call on the 3rd June last year offering her a DaDA and she's now in her first year and loving it ...
by JayLou62
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 383240

Re: Auditioning for 2017

Hi Belledancer - the Foundation place was from Urdang- but not until dd2 went to the recall audition and did one dance class followed by the interview (she hadn't done her monologue or song at that stage) was told that she had been recalled for the Foundation :( She wouldn't have gone if she had kno...