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by Hilltop
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Does being a boy give you a bigger advantage of getting into a 3 year musical theatre/dance courses?
Replies: 23
Views: 2259

Re: Does being a boy give you a bigger advantage of getting into a 3 year musical theatre/dance courses?

This conversation is very interesting to me, as I have 14 year old DD, who is very interested in musical theatre and is doing extracurricular activities in dance, singing and acting but she is very much like hundreds of other girls: slim, mid brown long hair (though she is having it highlighted next...
by Hilltop
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Audition formats and technique
Replies: 0
Views: 3555

Audition formats and technique

I’ve noticed that my DD does better in audition formats where she can prepare her own monologue and song rather than workshop-based formats where no preparation is required. Is this something that may hold her back? Will training help with this? I’m not sure what it indicates - maybe she lacks the c...
by Hilltop
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: BTEC dance
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

BTEC dance

Hi, my DD is choosing GCSE/BTEC options for year 10 and was planning on taking BTEC acting and BTEC dance. Apparently for various logistical reasons, she has to choose between BTEC dance or her other choice is GCSE business studies. Her tutor has advised to do business studies as she does a lot of d...
by Hilltop
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Peter Pan live remake
Replies: 8
Views: 10833

Re: Peter Pan live remake

I haven’t heard anything.
by Hilltop
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gold card to Urdang?
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Gold card to Urdang?

Hello, just wondering if anyone can help explain something to me. An older girl in my DD’s dance school has received a ‘gold card to Urdang,’ according to her social media - what does this mean?

Thanks in advance.
by Hilltop
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: CDMT
Replies: 18
Views: 4306

Re: CDMT

Ah, thanks for that. We’ll wait a few years then. Is it worth attending Move It next year do you think?
by Hilltop
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: CDMT
Replies: 18
Views: 4306

Re: CDMT

At what age is best to go to this? My DD is in Year 9 and we’re looking to go down the 6th form btech/degree route. Thanks.
by Hilltop
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Financing diploma vs degree
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

Re: Financing diploma vs degree

Many thanks! That’s really useful and clear.
by Hilltop
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Financing diploma vs degree
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

Financing diploma vs degree

Hi, I’m encouraging my DD to think about doing the vocational 6th form/degree route rather than diploma when she’s older, mainly for financial reasons, as my understanding is the diplomas are more expensive and you don’t get a loan, whereas you get a student loan with the degree and it’s cheaper. Bu...
by Hilltop
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Spirit or Stagebox ?
Replies: 31
Views: 8128

Re: Spirit or Stagebox ?

This is an interesting conversation for me at the moment as my DD is currently away with BYMT and she has a very small role in the show and says she has done nothing for the last two days. I’m a little annoyed because we’ve paid £1750 for her to take part and she’s doesn’t seem to be learning as muc...
by Hilltop
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Time and cost commitment of local youth theatre groups
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Time and cost commitment of local youth theatre groups

Hello, just have a question to hear other’s views on this. My DD auditions for a few local youth musical theatre groups but mostly just gets into the chorus/ensemble. Some of these cost quite a bit of money and have high time commitments and we’re coming to the view that if she doesn’t get some sort...
by Hilltop
Fri May 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: How should I help DS go forwards?
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: How should I help DS go forwards?

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by Hilltop
Sun May 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Suggestions for musicals to watch
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Suggestions for musicals to watch

Hello, I’m looking to take my DD to see musicals that have a significant amount of dance in or at least ‘triple threat’ type of performances (if that makes sense!). We’ve been to see 42 Street, but the others we’ve seen so far have had a lot less dance in, more actor/singer or actor/musician based p...
by Hilltop
Sun May 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Dilemma about changing classes
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Dilemma about changing classes

Many thanks for the replies. After chatting with my daughter more, I think we are going to cut back on some of the lessons on a Saturday when the new timetable for Sept comes out, as she’s decided that although it’s hard work there, she appreciates the standard of teaching and how far she has come a...
by Hilltop
Sun May 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: GCSE music
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: GCSE music

Thanks for the replies. DD has been taking piano lessons for the last year on the advice of her singing teacher, which she is enjoying, so I think I’ll encourage her to continue with them then if she doesn’t chose music as a GSCE