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by Pandora II
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Elisabeth smith, bizzykidz, Hashtag talent or Dee Boss?
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Elisabeth smith, bizzykidz, Hashtag talent or Dee Boss?

Depends what you are aiming for... modelling, theatre, commercials or film/TV.
by Pandora II
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Musical theatre summer school
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Musical theatre summer school

We've done Arts Ed and SYTS and both are good - SYTS has longer hours so works better if you work and they don't require parents to be around at all.

DD trains with Spirit all year and they are amazing. If the hours worked for me, they would be my top choice.
by Pandora II
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: How do you deal with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: How do you deal with this?

I have had: - is it fair to let her face that kind of rejection at her age? - is it fair that she does so many classes and rarely has a weekend day or evening to just do nothing? - is it a good thing to encourage such a volatile and precarious career path this early? - what do you mean that you won'...
by Pandora II
Sat May 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Audition today & no voice! Any tips!
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Audition today & no voice! Any tips!

Bit late, but lots of steam and cough mixture with lots of glycerine in.
by Pandora II
Fri May 11, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: About this forum and who runs it
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: About this forum and who runs it

A huge thank you for all the work you put in running this site! As someone who has no connections with the performing arts world, it has been a shock to find out that the simple MT class as 'something to do on a Sunday for high energy child' has morphed into what sometimes feels like a second fullti...
by Pandora II
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Italia Conti
Replies: 18
Views: 2649

Re: Italia Conti

Although there might be lots of happy parents who could access it who do not live in London.... :) For the future that is true - but doesn't help those with children currently at or about to go to the school who have based their choice round the logistics needed to get there. Would imagine a lot wo...
by Pandora II
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Italia Conti
Replies: 18
Views: 2649

Re: Italia Conti

Yikes - that doesn't sound good. Imagine there will be a lot of very unhappy parents if they move the school to Egham.
by Pandora II
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Living in London 18+ and acting opportunities
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Living in London 18+ and acting opportunities

I would really advise against moving to London on the off-chance. It's such an expensive city and could be a very lonely and miserable time that could do more harm than good. I have a number of young people working in my office - some are doing part-time paid internships while doing Masters degrees,...
by Pandora II
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BA / Foundation MT courses Sept 18
Replies: 207
Views: 17069

Re: BA / Foundation MT courses Sept 18

Just wanted to comment on academic v non academic... I have a degree from Art College and nowadays I work in politics. Over 80% of my collegues and wider group of people I work with have degrees from Oxbridge. Nobody has asked me what I studied or where for a very long time and when they find out th...
by Pandora II
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Arts Ed Saturday skills or GSA Saturday school
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Arts Ed Saturday skills academy

We've done a couple of the holiday courses when DD was 7 - the Musical in a Day one. DD found them fun and really enjoyed herself. The timings aren't great if you work especially as they want you there 30 mins before finish time to watch what they have been doing that day. I would say that the stand...
by Pandora II
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: New and after noobie tips
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: New and after noobie tips

When I was recently looking for a new agent, the following applied for me: - highly selective. If they didn't want to audition, meet, or see tapes of my DD then I wasn't interested. - not too much internal competition. I didn't want an agency where they would have to pick which blonde, long haired 9...
by Pandora II
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Newbie: audition for Ghostwriters
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Newbie: audition for Ghostwriters

A lot of the time castings can be last minute, often less than 24 hours notice. Oh yes... we just had a recall where they let us know at 9pm on Friday evening for an 11am Saturday morning. One of the others there had only found out at 7am... fortunately they hadn't been out on Friday night and had ...
by Pandora II
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Parenting a performing arts child
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Parenting a performing arts child

I think it depends on the age of the child, exactly how aspirational they are (and how likely their aspirations are to turn into work) and how flexible your job is. I have an 8 year old DD who is very, very keen on MT. She currently does 2 x modern, 1 x ballet, 1 x guitar and gymnastics during the w...
by Pandora II
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Acting Kidz - some info and advice for a neebie please
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Acting Kidz - some info and advice for a neebie please

Worth doing a search for Acting Kidz on facebook (try Acting Kidz audition as well). Also have a search on here. They are ridiculously expensive imo. My DD is auditioning for an agency soon that is pretty selective and they only charge for Spotlight and headshots. Acting Kidz don't even mention the ...
by Pandora II
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Daisy & Dukes
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Daisy & Dukes

Thank you for all the info - really helpful! They've been in touch since we put in the application - offered to submit DD for a casting under their name even though she's not on their books yet. DD was already on the audition list so we didn't take them up on it, but I was v impressed with their com...

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