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by jennifer1972
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 'Best fit' schools/colleges post 18?
Replies: 41
Views: 3957

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: 1352

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: 10
Views: 932

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: 686

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: 1709

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: 801

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: 14
Views: 2837

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: 1819

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: 1819

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: 1819

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: 1819

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...
by jennifer1972
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Medical insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Medical insurance

My DD is with AXA. We pay £31 per month. The reason that we decided to take it out was mainly for the X-ray/ scan part, so that if she injures herself, she can get seen to and sorted asap. We added on things like physio, as although there is one at her college, he tends to be very busy and seems to ...
by jennifer1972
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for SEPT 2018
Replies: 1523
Views: 182595

Re: Auditioning for SEPT 2018

Does anyone know why Millennium are saying that student loans will not be available for those starting in September? DD is going into 2nd year and their loans haven't been approved yet since we applied in May but they are saying that continuing students will be ok. What is going on? There must be ma...
by jennifer1972
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSA Musical Theatre - info needed!
Replies: 17
Views: 2649

Re: GSA Musical Theatre - info needed!

bop2thetop wrote:My DD graduated from GSA last year and there were 38 in her year. And yes as others have said it is long hours and an intensive course as you would expect from a drama school.
What type of work has she been doing since then? Great to hear stories from the other end! :D
by jennifer1972
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Level 6 diploma or BA Hons in Musical Theatre?
Replies: 35
Views: 4315

Re: Level 6 diploma or BA Hons in Musical Theatre?

Fantastic news Robin! =D> =D>