Grade 3 Ballet – Distinction!
Feb14

Grade 3 Ballet – Distinction!

Doing her Grade 3 ballet exam only eight months after her Grade 2, meant my daughter and I had to face up to reality. She might not get distinction. I’d prepared her (and myself) and reminded her that it was a very short space of time to get up to distinction level and that there would be no shame in getting a merit after working on Grade 3 so briefly. But then I saw her practising in the kitchen and she was good. Very good....

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Silent Sunday 12.2.17
Feb12

Silent Sunday 12.2.17

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Grade 3 ballet – Still the best!
Apr07

Grade 3 ballet – Still the best!

I don’t get to watch many of my daughter’s dance lessons – on average the teachers allow parents to watch one class of each style per year – so I was very pleased to get to watch one of my daughter’s new Grade 3 ballet classes recently. My daughter and three of her classmates have recently started taking an extra ballet class with older girls, with a view to potentially doing their Grade 3 later this...

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Grade 3 ballet fast-track
Mar21

Grade 3 ballet fast-track

It was during my daughter’s Grade 2 ballet exam that the teacher came to us four mums with a proposal. There are nine or 10 girls in their ballet class, but only four did the exam. Of the others, some are too new and therefore too far behind for exams and others just don’t like exams. They all move on together as a class, but the four girls who did the exam were edging away from the others. For a start, they’re the...

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