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by FredaBloggs
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Why.. Can anyone help please

I have always found this forum a fantastic source of information and forum members generous with their time and knowledge. People don't post information about casting successes because offers often come with conditions of confidentiality attached, and no-one wants to risk losing their child a role b...
by FredaBloggs
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dance studio
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Dance studio

Laura Bruce Dance Academy in Bromley would be worth looking at. DS has several friends in full-time vocational performing arts schools who dance there, and quite a few of their pupils have appeared in WE shows.
by FredaBloggs
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: How do you deal with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: How do you deal with this?

We have experienced similar from family and friends. One of the hardest things is that when your child has an exciting opportunity it becomes very hard not to talk about it to other people because it is consuming a lot of your own headspace. I have found that as DS has done more projects, it has bec...
by FredaBloggs
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Auditions 9-15 years
Topic: Rocketman - Jo Hawes Casting
Replies: 20
Views: 3449

Re: Rocketman - Jo Hawes Casting

Adrianna1312 , there is another round of auditions on June 9th - you could always email Jo Hawes to explain and ask if he could be seen on the 9th after all. The director is still tweeting the casting call, so I think they may be struggling to find what they're looking for and therefore willing to ...
by FredaBloggs
Thu May 31, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Audition tips????
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: Audition tips????

Hi sarah365, it's hard to be certain of what to say in the video, but I can give some advice on the basics of self-taping. A video taken on a phone or tablet is fine, but make sure you film in landscape orientation rather than portrait. This is so that your video's frame is the right shape for the c...
by FredaBloggs
Fri May 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: messaging others on the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: messaging others on the forum

My understanding is that messages show up in your outbox until the recipient has viewed them, and only move to the Sent folder after they've been read. Sounds like maybe your recipients haven't checked their messages lately? I used to receive an email alert when a message had been sent to me, but re...
by FredaBloggs
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Game of Thrones

They did do castings for GoT - one of DS's friends auditioned via agent late last year. Nina Gold is the casting director. I think they're currently filming the last season though, so wouldn't expect further auditions at this stage.
by FredaBloggs
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Children working away from home - any advice/tips?
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Children working away from home - any advice/tips?

DS (11) has been offered something that would involve filming abroad for a few weeks. Work and family commitments mean that we can't travel with him so he will be chaperoned and tutored. None of his previous work has involved time away from home, so just wondering if anyone with experience of a chil...
by FredaBloggs
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Boys Dance Solo - Musical Theatre Extended BTEC 16+
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Boys Dance Solo - Musical Theatre Extended BTEC 16+

Trundlemum, my DS is younger but has a similar issue. He is auditioning for a full-time performing arts school and has to do a short dance solo. He has some jazz and ballet training and has been in a professional show involving dance, but it isn't his strongest discipline and for various reasons we ...
by FredaBloggs
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sylvia young theatre school
Replies: 23
Views: 3720

Re: Sylvia young theatre school

Arts Ed fees are similar to SYTS. Students are accepted onto either the dance or the drama pathways, and the vocational curriculum is weighted differently for each pathway. Academics seem similar to SYTS, and they have their own sixth form. Not many boys in Years 7-11 (certainly fewer than SYTS). Pr...
by FredaBloggs
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sylvia young theatre school
Replies: 23
Views: 3720

Re: Sylvia young theatre school

Your DS's Australian training can't be that lacking if he's performed in 4 professional shows by age 12! I can understand that the idea of a "one-stop shop" vocational school where one fee covers training in all disciplines would be attractive if you're currently having to find separate cl...
by FredaBloggs
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda Tour London Callback
Replies: 100
Views: 14361

Re: Matilda Tour London Callback

The emails we had did specify a role, even for first round auditions - but there was only one role that DS fit the brief for so that may have been why. It's a difficult decision. In your shoes I'd be tempted to offer your DS the choice of auditioning again this round or focusing on dance training an...
by FredaBloggs
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda Tour London Callback
Replies: 100
Views: 14361

Re: Matilda Tour London Callback

Has he been called for Eric or Nigel for WE ensemble auditions? He would be likely to be at the upper limit of height for Eric, so might well be too tall by next April. If NIgel, he's probably still a bit on the small side and could afford to ask to defer for 6 months to get more dance training unde...
by FredaBloggs
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sylvia young theatre school
Replies: 23
Views: 3720

Re: Sylvia young theatre school

Lechia78, congratulations on your DS on being offered a place at SYTS. My understanding is that it is somewhat easier to gain a place for fee-paying applicants (as opposed to scholarship), and for boys, simply because the pool of applicants is smaller for each of those groups. However entry is still...
by FredaBloggs
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda Tour London Callback
Replies: 100
Views: 14361

Re: Matilda Tour London Callback

Tricky one. If they keep asking your DS back, they obviously see something in him and want to see how he develops. The casting team are very approachable, and it is not unheard of for people to ask to defer an audition for 6 months to get more dance experience. Is he trying for a role where height m...

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