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by Ditzi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 6791

Re: Which GCSE?!

Hi Ditzi, In my experience and only speaking for DS's school , the level of dance and drama was nowhere near or anything like his experience of training outside school. I wouldn't even call it dance , I would call it choreographed movement. Remember there are pretty much what you would call non-dan...
by Ditzi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 6791

Re: Which GCSE?!

Hi Ditzi, In my experience and only speaking for DS's school , the level of dance and drama was nowhere near or anything like his experience of training outside school. I wouldn't even call it dance , I would call it choreographed movement. Remember there are pretty much what you would call non-dan...
by Ditzi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 6791

Re: Which GCSE?!

Brilliant, thanks amo185! We managed to talk to the head of music at parents evening last night, and he said she’d be ok to take it, providing she’s prepared to work at it, as our concern was that she doesn’t play an instrument or has much musical knowledge. She played acoustic guitar up to Year 4 (...
by Ditzi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 6791

Re: Which GCSE?!

Brilliant points to consider, thanks Lakeviewp and islandofsodor! I’ll show her your comments, hopefully they will make her decision easier :D
by Ditzi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 6791

Re: Which GCSE?!

Hi riverdancefan, Thank you for reply, your ds’s dance and drama at school sound very similar to dd’s. This is exactly what we thought, and heard from other students who are doing them, that unfortunately they are not great, and like you say, some people choose them thinking it’s an easy option, whi...
by Ditzi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Which GCSE?!
Replies: 10
Views: 6791

Which GCSE?!

Hi all, Dd is currently in year 9 and looking at her GCSE options. Her plan is to apply for the BTEC course at EDA at age 16, even though she is still considering A levels, but heavily leaning towards the 2 year BTEC course. She was thinking of choosing drama, dance, history and philosophyðics, b...
by Ditzi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fully funded BA MT Sept 2020 - Advice sought
Replies: 45
Views: 16740

Re: Fully funded BA MT Sept 2020 - Advice sought

2 of the previous EDA 6th formers/BTEC (their first intake) have got into ArtsEd and Mountview but both decided to leave as they had offers for professional work, something they couldn’t have done whilst at college. One just finished in Bat Out of Hell, the other is in Club Mex, then going straight ...
by Ditzi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 'Best fit' schools/colleges post 18?
Replies: 48
Views: 16038

Re: 'Best fit' schools/colleges post 18?

Emil Dale Accademy have introduced a degree course starting from this year, with access to student finance. It’s triple threat with syllabus written specifically for them. Definitely worth considering.
by Ditzi
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 'Best fit' schools/colleges post 18?
Replies: 48
Views: 16038

Re: 'Best fit' schools/colleges post 18?

Unfortunately I don’t think I can give you any advice, but I’m so glad you posted this as we have the same dilemma (year 9 dd and I). Following with interest x
by Ditzi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Just looking for some reassurance/advice
Replies: 8
Views: 3792

Re: Just looking for some reassurance/advice

I totally agree with what’s been said, as I share all feelings. My dd is in year 9 and got very close to being cast in WE shows several times, she got in 1 professional production and had quite a few leading roles locally over the years, and others which she thought she would get but didn’t. She is ...
by Ditzi
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What to do when parents are unsupportive?
Replies: 13
Views: 4604

Re: What to do when parents are unsupportive?

Aah, that’s fantastic, I’m sooo glad it’s worked out in the end, having their parents support is imperative for any child!
by Ditzi
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What to do when parents are unsupportive?
Replies: 13
Views: 4604

Re: What to do when parents are unsupportive?

I think your dd’s friend should have a serious talk to her parents and emphasise how much this is the career/path she wants to take and that not having their support brings her down and that she wants to take that risk. It is a worry for all parents as this industry is so unpredictable, but I believ...
by Ditzi
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Talent inc
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Re: Talent inc

I have first hand experience of them, I would advise to stay away! I think I was the one that started a thread a few years ago, I agree with Caroline.
by Ditzi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Complete U turn!
Replies: 14
Views: 5996

Re: Complete U turn!

I remember reading a similar post on here, I can’t remember under what section or title, sorry. I haven’t been in this situation so can’t comment from experience, but I’m of the opinion that if he wants to take a break, let him do so. I don’t think insisting that he carries on would make him want to...
by Ditzi
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: London college of music
Replies: 20
Views: 6611

Re: London college of music

Thank you, we have yet a few years to go but I’m reading all the audition threads with interest, I like to keep informed. Good luck everyone! :) x