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by dancemom43
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Not sure if this year’s letter said it or not so was a panicked friend who is now very happy she is still on the reserve list! Do they hugely over subscribe the reserve list at Bird as that is the only one I seem to read about, you don’t hear much about the Performers reserve list so wondered if the...
by dancemom43
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

That’s what I said to check but apparently it’s not, which is what surprised me. Morning, I believe we may have received the same email yesterday. DD also auditioned in January. The email, however is not from Bird but from Greenwich university so I’m wandering if UCAS are updating and have to class...
by dancemom43
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help - disastrous Easter school experience!
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Help - disastrous Easter school experience!

A friend of mines DD age about 13 went to Blackpool on a Summer intensive and she was very upset and got her mom to come up and stay with her. She is a very strong talented girl and I think it was just her age. Every child has their own strengths and weaknesses. My DD is a good dancer but still feel...
by dancemom43
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Btec extended diplomas
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Btec extended diplomas

My DD did the extended diploma in MT and got D*D*D* which is equivalent to 3 A levels at A* Both ways give you 168 UCAS points The subject does not come into it, just the marks. There is a guide if you google to compare the grades. I think some Unis may feel A levels are more academic so if you do t...
by dancemom43
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Btec extended diplomas
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Btec extended diplomas

My daughter is in year 9. Reading posts on this forum have made me think about options other than staying in at her present school for sixth form after GCSEs. One option is to stay where she is, continue at her current dance school, and take Alevels (one of which could be replaced with a one A leve...
by dancemom43
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Huge well done to everyone with offers and/or going through this gruelling audition process! What resilience! There must be a lot of movement from reserve lists quite late on. DDs friend was offered Urdang and Performers on the day during her interview and has three other offers too - so several pl...
by dancemom43
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Evening all, I am new to the forum and am loving all the news and advice. My DD is on the reserve list for Bird also, it’s her first choice so we are trying to stay positive...also have had one recall so far and one rejection. Two more auditions to go! X Well done to your DD, guess we'll be travell...
by dancemom43
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

For those with a child on the reserve at Bird you can ring around May and they will tell you where about you are on the list but only top half, bottom half etc... They wont give you a number. The degree reserve is longer as they take on and have more degree applicants. Those on the lists get the off...
by dancemom43
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

WOW pushymums(or not) have you noticed how many views there are of this thread? Is that indicative of how many are applying (or considering applying for a later year) or just that everyone has cottoned on to how great this forum is? How many are there? Couldn't see where that information is. But ye...
by dancemom43
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

Not sure if anyone can help or if this is the right place to post. DD will be auditioning for sept 20. I’m a bit confused by some of the funding and course options. Some of the colleges she looks like she would be better off applying for a diploma and some the degree. It’s a bit hard to tell which ...
by dancemom43
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 964
Views: 106377

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

I agree most stressful year of my life and many ups and downs but DD in her 2nd year at her dream college and loving every minute xx I very much believe in fate
by dancemom43
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18
Replies: 69
Views: 8961

Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

The HB was for the lease when we were given it.
by dancemom43
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Musical Theatre Btec
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: Musical Theatre Btec

My DD did 4 years at BOA (Birmingham Ormiston Academy ) in Birmingham city centre - that was BTEC plus if 16 can do A Level along side or GCSEs if start at 14. Great school. She is now at one of the top London schools. They do dance on MT but not too hard. She did her dance more so outside of BOA.
by dancemom43
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where are our Sept 2018 starters going?
Replies: 92
Views: 12714

Re: Where are our Sept 2018 starters going?

islandofsodor wrote:So Dd has picked up an injury. Looks like no dance for the next few weeks.
This is quite common as body not used to the level they have at the colleges. I remember alot in first year struggling with injuries in the first term but they soon get used to it and most colleges have their own physios.
by dancemom43
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dd struggling - advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2161

Re: Dd struggling - advice

I agree that the more you do something the easier it becomes. My DD does not really like improv and prefers a script but finds it alot easier a year on.
Rather than focusing on what she is good at spend more time on her weakness. DD not great at Ballet and had extra lessons over the summer break.