Ballet exam do’s and don’ts
Dec03

Ballet exam do’s and don’ts

My daughter has done five ballet exams over the years – Primary and Grades 1 to 4. She has also done her Grade 1 tap, Grade 2 modern and Bronze jazz. So we’re getting quite good at these exams! I thought it might be useful to share some tips that we’ve picked up along the way, for families who are new to ballet. My daughter does the RAD exams, but I’m sure these do’s and don’ts would work just as...

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Bronze Jazz – Distinction!
Dec18

Bronze Jazz – Distinction!

It’s been a couple of months since my daughter did her Bronze Jazz exam and we’ve been patiently waiting for the results. To be honest, we’d almost forgotten about it because our lives have moved into panto mode and everything else gets put on hold or forgotten for the best part of two months. I was pretty sure my daughter would get distinction in her exam. She really is a beautiful dancer. She has it all –...

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Giving up street dance
Nov14

Giving up street dance

Street dance was my daughter’s very first style of dance. She went to her first street dance class the day she started school. And she never looked back. It was at her street dance class that she got her love of dance. And it was at her street dance class that she first shone as a dancer. Right from the word go, she stood out as being someone quite special. She kept up her street dance when she started ballet 18 months later,...

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The Bronze Jazz exam
Oct26

The Bronze Jazz exam

As well as her three ballet classes a week, my daughter does another class at the same school. We call it ‘tap’, but really it’s tap and something else – modern or jazz. I’ve never really been sure whether it’s modern or jazz or if they’re the same thing and, if not, what the difference is. She’s done less exams with this class. She did her Grade 1 tap three years ago and her Grade 2...

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Project 365 2017 Week 42
Oct21

Project 365 2017 Week 42

Half-term has begun and it’s been another busy week of work, rounded off with a birthday. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 266 – Sunday 15th October – after my car was repaired last week the bottom wasn’t fixed back on properly. With a long journey to pick my son up from his Explorers camp, my husband did a temporary fixing job on it. It worked brilliantly! My younger son’s team won their...

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