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by riverdancefan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Seeds of doubt now
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: Seeds of doubt now

I think that’s a hideous text to send someone! My DS is academic - started off at 6th form and was thoroughly miserable. He ended up taking AS levels and moving to the AMAZING Emil Dale. We don’t regret a second, the only regret is not going at the beginning of the year and wasting 6 months. Your so...
by riverdancefan
Wed May 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: About this forum and who runs it
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: About this forum and who runs it

As ever, thank you for running this site, as a Mum new to performing arts a few years ago now, I really value the site and all the help I gained from it and generous contributors. I miss Paulears and PG as they are fonts of knowledge. Ultimately it’s a small old world this performing lark and yes th...
by riverdancefan
Fri May 04, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 283213

Re: Auditioning for 2017

People will always agree or disagree, that's life can we please not be so sensitive and fearful of offending one another, it's a personal opinion only and spoken from experience, of course there will different experiences, that's life too. We need to be able to debate the subject without feeling pe...
by riverdancefan
Fri May 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 283213

Re: Auditioning for 2017

People will always agree or disagree, that's life can we please not be so sensitive and fearful of offending one another, it's a personal opinion only and spoken from experience, of course there will different experiences, that's life too. We need to be able to debate the subject without feeling per...
by riverdancefan
Thu May 03, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2017
Replies: 1195
Views: 283213

Re: Auditioning for 2017

Believe me it’s just as frustrating for boys who have danced since the age of 6 excelling in jazz, tap and modern, and working their way up to intermediate ballet level... might as well not bother! I agree that with the sheer numbers of girls it’s really really tough for them, DS has some incredibly...
by riverdancefan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019 - 6th Form
Replies: 27
Views: 1787

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019 - 6th Form

Thank you for your reply as that's reassuring. I know it's becoming a very popular place and getting a great reputation. Sadly we're seeing Team Elle so will miss your ds. But good luck to him! DD now attends their Sunday afternoon school and we are certainly impressed with that, hence her wish to ...
by riverdancefan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019 - 6th Form
Replies: 27
Views: 1787

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019 - 6th Form

We are seeing Sweeney Todd on Sunday and Legally Blonde in May at EDA. Is your ds in either of those? My dd wants to audition there but we're not sure about funding and transport. Their production of Millie was really excellent. But two questions we have about EDA are - how do they group for classe...
by riverdancefan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019 - 6th Form
Replies: 27
Views: 1787

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019 - 6th Form

Beware of the academic trap over the performing route. My DS is also academic and would have achieved solid A level results, however he was miserable and unsettled taking A levels. A level route has always been our plan, yet he felt he had made the wrong decision not long after starting 6th form. lo...
by riverdancefan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Italia Conti
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: Italia Conti

There have been rumours and accusations for months.
Houston there is definitely a problem at the Barbican site.
by riverdancefan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Agencies
Topic: An agency for non-standard dance?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: An agency for non-standard dance?

Have you researched some of the more specialist dance companies and troupes
That might be a way forward...
by riverdancefan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dance GCSE choice for PA career.
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Dance GCSE choice for PA career.

I would say dance GCSE is more "movement" GCSE. It is nothing like anything resembling dance that I am familiar with..maybe a bit of contemporary. The choreography component can be fun. My DS did it as it fitted in well with other choices, but I can tell you your DD won't be missing anythi...
by riverdancefan
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: LAMDA grades after leaving home
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: LAMDA grades after leaving home

No need to spend money on LAMDA exams when taking acting lessons at EDA. My DS went up to silver medal level and basically apart from some valuable tuition time, it’s counted for nothing but expense. Piano? hopefully but time wise he might struggle, DS was hoping to continue Irish dance but he doesn...
by riverdancefan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Gossip
Topic: KIDS ON BROADWAY HOLIDAY TO NEW YORK NEW YORK
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: KIDS ON BROADWAY HOLIDAY TO NEW YORK NEW YORK

Can’t quite get my head around the price :-k ... for what? You can organise private singing lessons when in NYC with any number of Broadway performers ( we’ve done it ) check their websites, DS has had lessons with Lindsay Mendez, one to one at a reasonable price. There are also other things you can...
by riverdancefan
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Dee Boss Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

Re: Dee Boss Talent

The point I am making is this ... #-o There are reputable agencies who charge a fee!!!! Charging a fee doesn’t automatically make them dodgy, you may not want or agree with a fee, I don’t feel strongly either way BUT please don’t tarnish a perfectly valid agency with a slur about their reputation, j...
by riverdancefan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Dee Boss Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

Re: Dee Boss Talent

I really wouldn't even consider joining an agency that charges a fee. It really is an unspoken rule. Entirely your choice and entirely your unspoken rule. However please don't lump together agencies who do charge as not reputable,the ones I am familiar with certainly are reputable. My DS has been i...

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