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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: 4
Views: 96

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: 169

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: 1511
Views: 138358

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: 1728

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
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Good Luck and Congratulations!
Topic: Congrats dd on new play
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Congrats dd on new play

Fantastic! =D> Lovely to hear of post-uni successes!!
by jennifer1972
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Level 6 diploma or BA Hons in Musical Theatre?
Replies: 35
Views: 2495

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: 2495

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: 404

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: 1911

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: 443

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.
by jennifer1972
Sat May 26, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Ideas and Feedback
Topic: How do you get good video for showreels?
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: How do you get good video for showreels?

Aren't there any professional companies who you could send all your videos to and they could send them back all looking lovely? :D Or alternatively a film and media studies student who needs a bit of practice! My DD's old film and theatre school (in Spain, so no good for you) used to put show reels ...
by jennifer1972
Sun May 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Good Luck and Congratulations!
Topic: BBC TV Drama
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: BBC TV Drama

Congratulations! =D>
by jennifer1972
Wed May 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: About this forum and who runs it
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: About this forum and who runs it

Yes, I agree. You do a great job and the collective knowledge on here is invaluable. You should be very proud of the community that you have created! I think we all feel that some friends and family just don't get what we go through, having kids who perform but you will always find someone on here w...
by jennifer1972
Sat May 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Extracurricular training query for 12 year old
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Extracurricular training query for 12 year old

I would go for the keyboard option, just so that she can sit down for a bit!! :lol: No, seriously, it seems like she is doing plenty. Sometimes, less is more, instead of spreading yourself too thin trying to get experience in everything. Contemporary isn't necessary, if they have a good base in ball...

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