Saturday, March 1, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Valery Lantratov is on an airplane headed to Moscow. He wanted to thank all the great teachers and students we met on our journey which took us 6,687 miles (10761 km) from New York to Florida to Detroit and back to New York. This is greater than the distance from Moscow to Los Angeles, California! We traveled through 14 of the 50 states: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky.

We are both amazed at how much we managed to experience in such a short time, how many places we saw and how many people we met. With enough time and a series of reasonably short drives, you can see a great deal of the country. I promise to go back and fill in the tales of our travels after I've had an opportunity to be a bit more stationery for a little while.

In the meantime, in case you missed the opportunity to pick up a copy of A Child's Introduction to Ballet while Valery Lantratov was there, we had him sign ten copies before he took off for Russia. When you order copies via this web page (see the right hand side for more information) you can get one of these books while the supply lasts.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be pinning down the directions for our summer tour. If we've been to your studio in the past and you'd like to have Valery Lantratov back please contact me by e-mail at and we'll see if we're coming through your area.

Thank you again to everyone who made this educational tour such a wonderful experience.