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by FelixGirl
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 265070

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Congratulations to your DD JayLou62......what fabulous news...definitely worth the wait!! Good luck to everyone else still waiting.....fingers crossed! xxx
by FelixGirl
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Injury - repeat year?
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

Re: Injury - repeat year?

DD had a similar experience. Injured in her first half term.......she continued dancing initially as she was misdiagnosed with a muscular injury (it was actually a slipped disc). She was off dancing until the summer term and then only back to half classes. College offered her the chance to retake he...
by FelixGirl
Sat May 30, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Degree or Diploma ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5827

Re: Degree or Diploma ?

Hi jennifer1972 Thank you! The majority of the drop outs have been for very specific reasons....injury, financial, family problems....but there have been a couple where the student has decided that the training is not for them or that they just can't cope with the stress of it. Some others who have ...
by FelixGirl
Fri May 29, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Degree or Diploma ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5827

Re: Degree or Diploma ?

Bird was DD's first choice too (also offered Laine and Urdang), and it is a brilliant college!! The training is completely full-on, with a huge number of contact hours per week.....I don't think any of them ever have time to get bored (on the contrary......they are hugely grateful for breaks wheneve...
by FelixGirl
Fri May 29, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Degree or Diploma ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5827

Re: Degree or Diploma ?

Hi CassiesMum! Congratulations to your DD, what a lovely position to be in!! My DD is just finishing her 3rd year at Bird........and the degree and diploma courses have been identical apart from the additional contextual work needed for the degree, so absolutely no difference in the amount of vocati...
by FelixGirl
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Easter / Summer Schools for 7 year old
Replies: 5
Views: 3286

Re: Easter / Summer Schools for 7 year old

I don't know whether this is any good for you...but Tring Park have a Musical Theatre workshop weekend on Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th February for 7-11 year olds!

Might be worth a look?
by FelixGirl
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Comparison between Bird & Urdang
Replies: 14
Views: 9558

Re: Comparison between Bird & Urdang

DD just going into her 3rd year at Bird…..so she has experience there (but not at Urdang, obviously!!) and I suspect it's the Bird website that isn't giving you the information you need!! I would say that Bird is definitely for dancers who sing, or singers who dance (acting is good, and DD loves it,...
by FelixGirl
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Goodness me; I just got DD's uniform list <gulp>
Replies: 12
Views: 6215

Re: Goodness me; I just got DD's uniform list <gulp>

Hi Bambi, have checked with DD and she confirmed that the jazz trousers were completely irrelevant…they've never left her drawer!! She said the thick strap ballet leotard is the only one you actually have to have for assessments (she said they are stricter in first year, but as long as the leotard i...
by FelixGirl
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Goodness me; I just got DD's uniform list <gulp>
Replies: 12
Views: 6215

Re: Goodness me; I just got DD's uniform list <gulp>

I wold err on the side of caution with the uniform list…….DD (at Bird) hasn't worn half of hers!! They have to wear uniform for assessments, but it seems to be much more flexible for everything else! DD seems to live in cut off leggings/tights, big knickers (can't think of what else to call them….th...
by FelixGirl
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Thread for actual destinations!!
Replies: 49
Views: 24717

Re: New Thread for actual destinations!!

DD is also coming to the end of her second year at Bird and although she didn't do Pre-Voc she says she thinks it's really good….the Pre-Voc students seem to have an excellent success rate auditioning for diploma places at the end of it!
by FelixGirl
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put results
Replies: 781
Views: 309529

Re: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put result

Congratulations everyone with offers and final decisions, I've been following your stories…..and feeling your lows and highs….what a marathon it has been this year!! (We were there a couple of years ago and I don't remember it being quite this prolonged - or maybe I've just wiped the memory!!). Look...
by FelixGirl
Thu May 01, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put results
Replies: 781
Views: 309529

Re: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put result

Congratulations Katkit……..what fabulous results for your DD…...DD has friends at Masters and they love it!!

Great decision too Dance&Smile……your DD will love Bird, it's a fantastic college!!

Fingers crossed for everyone still waiting….hoping for good news for you all soon [-o< [-o< xx
by FelixGirl
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put results
Replies: 781
Views: 309529

Re: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put result

Wow..huge congratulations to everyone with offers and funding…..and fingers firmly crossed for all still waiting!! Good luck with your choices, I think it can only come down to gut feeling….they are great colleges, so your DCs will have fantastic training (and a great social life!!) wherever they ch...
by FelixGirl
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put results
Replies: 781
Views: 309529

Re: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put result

Hi there DD is in her 2nd year at Bird……and whilst she says that the primary focus is definitely dance (Bird has always been a dance college), they do have Singing every day and about 4 hours of Acting and 4 hours of Musical Theatre every week. DD is a very strong dancer but at her audition (a coupl...
by FelixGirl
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put results
Replies: 781
Views: 309529

Re: Lots of luck to all auditionees! & a place to put result

Congratulations to everyone's DCs, what a really talented bunch!! =D> =D> …..(I remember the stress all too well….. ;))

Good luck for the rest of your auditions/recalls!! Xx