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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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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Project 365 2017 Week 6
Feb11

Project 365 2017 Week 6

It’s been a better week after my daughter was so poorly last week. We’re just happy it’s half-term now. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 36 – Sunday 5th February – I suffer from the worst eczema on my hands in winter, which makes a lot of everyday tasks very painful. I’m hoping these are going to revolutionise my life! Day 37 – Monday 6th February – we decided my daughter...

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Grade 3 ballet exam
Nov23

Grade 3 ballet exam

My daughter had two years between her Primary and Grade 1 ballet exams and 18 months between her Grade 1 and Grade 2 exams. So it felt strange that she was doing her Grade 3 exam just eight months after her Grade 2. But she was completely ready for it. Along with her two friends, she was pulling away from the rest of her age group and improving at a much faster rate. Her teacher felts they were also doing better than most of the girls...

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Silent Sunday 20.11.16
Nov20

Silent Sunday 20.11.16

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