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by jennifer1972
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When to apply?
Replies: 13
Views: 547

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: 408

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: 778

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: 895

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: 895

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: 895

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: 895

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: 408

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: 157325

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: 2078

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: 3062

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

Fantastic news Robin! =D> =D>
by jennifer1972
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Level 6 diploma or BA Hons in Musical Theatre?
Replies: 35
Views: 3062

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

Just something to add about the BA hons. There is a bigger percentage of coursework at the unis. The degrees at the private colleges involve a lot, lot less coursework and usually have many more contact hours (30+) and the difference between a level 6 and degree is maybe that the degree students hav...
by jennifer1972
Wed May 30, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Mens Dance Wear
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Mens Dance Wear

Thanks. He's going to college in London, just not sure if we'll get down there before he starts! Might have to see if we can arrange a trip. I will check their website. Having looked at the kit list, any discount would help! The staff at Capezio in London are so, so helpful, even recommending a sho...
by jennifer1972
Tue May 29, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for standing all the waiting...
Replies: 27
Views: 2337

Re: Tips for standing all the waiting...

I actually called dance direct the first time that I got DDs tap shoes, as I couldn't get them locally. She was a novice too and they were really helpful, recommended the Bloch ones and gave me tips on sizing. They did her just fine to start with.
by jennifer1972
Sat May 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: YMT Summer Camps
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: YMT Summer Camps

I know of one girl who did it, had a fantastic time, learnt loads and then managed to get a place on one of the main shows for the next year. They also get to do the Christmas concert in London, I believe, which is a bonus too.

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