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by Ditzi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: EDSA (Emil Dale) Cambridge - any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: EDSA (Emil Dale) Cambridge - any good?

Hi there, My DD (12) is going to do a trial class/audition at EDSA Cambridge. She has professional aspirations, so is seeking a new challenge from her current (un-auditioned) MT Saturday school. When DD told her current teacher she was auditioning, she was very much against it, saying Emil Dale doe...
by Ditzi
Mon May 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Emil Dale Summer Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Emil Dale Summer Workshop

Wow, thank you so much for your reply and well done to your dd! =D> Did she accept the offer?
by Ditzi
Mon May 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Emil Dale Summer Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Emil Dale Summer Workshop

Those who’s dd/ds’ have done the 1 day summer workshop at EDA, I was wondering if everyone is asked to sing their song of choice or do they only ask those they are interested in. Also, do they scout for potential students on the day for their courses and what happens after. Thank you :)
by Ditzi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Btec extended diplomas
Replies: 33
Views: 4068

Re: Btec extended diplomas

Thanks Marissa, that’s very helpful. You’re right, it is ultimately their choice, and I strongly believe they should be the ones deciding what works best for them. Our duty as parents is to guide and support them, and as long as they have that, everything else will work out. X
by Ditzi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Btec extended diplomas
Replies: 33
Views: 4068

Re: Btec extended diplomas

Thanks Marissa and dancemum. So let’s say they do a BA in MT, and at a later date they want to change direction (as to what, that’s a different matter). Does it matter if they did Btec or A levels beforehand or the Degree is the qualification that counts at that stage, as it’s the latest qualificati...
by Ditzi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Btec extended diplomas
Replies: 33
Views: 4068

Re: Btec extended diplomas

Can someone clarify please how can doing A levels open up more doors, should a dc decide to change careers later on. What confuses me is if the Btec Extend diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels, what advantage is there on doing 3 A levels, apart from the academic side? From what I understand, the “equ...
by Ditzi
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Fired from job. Crushed
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Fired from job. Crushed

Hi, it sounds like you’re going through a very difficult time. Not sure if this is suitable, as you said you’re a graduate, but have a look and apply, if you meet the criteria, it could help you with regards to making contacts in the industry, etc. https://www.instagram.com/p/BuEQHbZBBI6/?utm_source...
by Ditzi
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Waiting Room - a place to go 'aaaaagggghh'
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Re: The Waiting Room - a place to go 'aaaaagggghh'

Fantastic news, congratulations! =D> =D> =D>
by Ditzi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4360

Re: Which GCSE?!

Hi Ditzi, In my experience and only speaking for DS's school , the level of dance and drama was nowhere near or anything like his experience of training outside school. I wouldn't even call it dance , I would call it choreographed movement. Remember there are pretty much what you would call non-dan...
by Ditzi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4360

Re: Which GCSE?!

Hi Ditzi, In my experience and only speaking for DS's school , the level of dance and drama was nowhere near or anything like his experience of training outside school. I wouldn't even call it dance , I would call it choreographed movement. Remember there are pretty much what you would call non-dan...
by Ditzi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4360

Re: Which GCSE?!

Brilliant, thanks amo185! We managed to talk to the head of music at parents evening last night, and he said she’d be ok to take it, providing she’s prepared to work at it, as our concern was that she doesn’t play an instrument or has much musical knowledge. She played acoustic guitar up to Year 4 (...
by Ditzi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4360

Re: Which GCSE?!

Brilliant points to consider, thanks Lakeviewp and islandofsodor! I’ll show her your comments, hopefully they will make her decision easier :D
by Ditzi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4360

Re: Which GCSE?!

Hi riverdancefan, Thank you for reply, your ds’s dance and drama at school sound very similar to dd’s. This is exactly what we thought, and heard from other students who are doing them, that unfortunately they are not great, and like you say, some people choose them thinking it’s an easy option, whi...
by Ditzi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4360

Which GCSE?!

Hi all, Dd is currently in year 9 and looking at her GCSE options. Her plan is to apply for the BTEC course at EDA at age 16, even though she is still considering A levels, but heavily leaning towards the 2 year BTEC course. She was thinking of choosing drama, dance, history and philosophyðics, b...
by Ditzi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fully funded BA MT Sept 2020 - Advice sought
Replies: 43
Views: 7572

Re: Fully funded BA MT Sept 2020 - Advice sought

2 of the previous EDA 6th formers/BTEC (their first intake) have got into ArtsEd and Mountview but both decided to leave as they had offers for professional work, something they couldn’t have done whilst at college. One just finished in Bat Out of Hell, the other is in Club Mex, then going straight ...