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by jennifer1972
Sun May 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Good Luck and Congratulations!
Topic: Huge congratulations
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Huge congratulations

Wow, what a gig!!! Congratulations! Great to hear of successes after training!
by jennifer1972
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106373

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Hi everyone I am a newby to this although have spent far too many late nights reading everyone else’s posts trying to work out what next! My DD did A’levels then auditioned last year and was put on Arden reserves before ending up at their associated college on HNC musical theatre. She only applied ...
by jennifer1972
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106373

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Definitely call them. Most colleges are really flexible. You won't be the only one in that position.
by jennifer1972
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: BYMT half price audition!
Replies: 0
Views: 635

BYMT half price audition!

Just had an email saying that BYMT auditions are half price for today only (Mon 21st) with code BLUE19.
by jennifer1972
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 'Best fit' schools/colleges post 18?
Replies: 48
Views: 7045

Re: 'Best fit' schools/colleges post 18?

Yes I agree that the vibes are not good. My DD is in her 2nd year at Millennium and loving it but they have been told they may not be able to access student loan for their last year! Not a good situation to be in :(
by jennifer1972
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Juggling school and working - when does something have to give?
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: Juggling school and working - when does something have to give?

I think that you have said it yourself, things naturally quieten down, as they approach teenage years. If he is in year 5, ride the storm until next year and then decide if a more vocational senior school would be better for him. Or maybe let him do this and then take a step away from it all next ye...
by jennifer1972
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self Tape Success Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 3569

Re: Self Tape Success Stories

My DD recently self-taped for Anastasia in Madrid after I saw a casting and badgered her to do it. She got an email back inviting her to go to Madrid 2 days after, which we couldn't do, so it was a thanks but no thanks situation, and I got a telling off from her for 'not thinking it through' :lol: :...
by jennifer1972
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Amount/type of training at 13
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Amount/type of training at 13

Have a look at NYMT and YMT, as they can be listed as professional work, further down the line. They audition all around the country starting in November and as you get feedback from the audition, it's a good indication of where she is at or what might need work on.
by jennifer1972
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When to apply?
Replies: 14
Views: 2456

Re: When to apply?

I agree with Robin. There is no point auditioning early, when the whole point of a foundation year is to get them ready for a 3 year course. How about a happy medium? Stagger the auditions, starting from end January/Feb with her least favourite on paper, progressing through to March/April. The worst...
by jennifer1972
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Just looking for some reassurance/advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Just looking for some reassurance/advice

I think that if it is her passion, then you just have to go with it, the same way that you would if it were a sport or any other 'serious' hobby. YMT is well thought of, when applying for full time MT courses, you can list that as a professional credit, which you obviously can't with school producti...
by jennifer1972
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 4456

Re: Why.. Can anyone help please

How about actually asking a question in the first place? If people know what info you are after, they will do their best to help!
by jennifer1972
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 15
Views: 2711

Re: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

Just an example of what I was saying! :D AUDITIONS...Female dancers required for our forthcoming theatre tour “Rolling Back The Years”. There is a minimum height restriction of 5’4”. For more information please email info@timelesstheatre.co.uk or sonya@timelesstheatre.co.ukAuditions this Friday in L...
by jennifer1972
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 15
Views: 2711

Re: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

Thanks for clearing that up Katy. I suppose a lot of people assume that getting representation is a ticket to the big time but probably it´s the ones (like your DD), who forge their own way will be the ones resilient enough to succeed. I think my friend is also worried about the extra numbers of stu...
by jennifer1972
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 15
Views: 2711

Re: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

I absolutely agree! In which other industry would a graduate be expected to work for free? A friend of mine has a DD starting at Performers in September but now she is panicking thinking that no-one comes out with any representation. I know via Facebook that a few graduates from there have been pick...
by jennifer1972
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 15
Views: 2711

Re: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

This is the other end of the whole process, isn't it? We, and they make so many sacrifices to get into a performing arts college, knowing full well that no matter how talented they are, the well-paid jobs are few and far between once they leave. My DD, who has just finished her first year is already...