This afternoon Christopher Hampson will be putting groups A & B through their paces with extracts from Who Cares by Balanchine in Studio 1. Daria Klimentova with Vadim Muntagirov will be working with groups C & D in studio 2 with Sergei Poluektov on piano, they are working on the PDD from Cinderella.
Unbelievably the first week appears to be nearly over, it feels like Tuesday but I am assured it is Saturday. A day off for the dancers staying for both weeks (the majority) tomorrow and I have put up directions for the local open air swimming pool which is a short tram ride away. http://www.pspodoli.cz/ (very old fashioned Czech experience that will be). Not that I manage any time off, I will be at the airport from 10.00 until 22.00 tomorrow and Jonathan Still will be at the hotel for those hours meeting them as I send them to him from the airport.
After the classes today Daria and I meet all the dancers in studio 3 and we chat and show some film and then Daria gives out prizes to dancers chosen by the teachers this week and sponsored by Gaynor Minden dance wear. Always quite fun.
Here are some general pics of the week taken by a Czech photographer. I hope Linda and Michael especially will like these ones. Don’t forget to look in the mirrors as well people, you may spot your loved one there.
And below are some video of this afternoon and one or two pics.