Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who made this summer tour such a success. In the end we gave 98 classes in 17 states. We made a lot of new friends and reconnected with many old ones. We had a record number of cancellations, but also found a surprising number of great studios which were able to add classes on very short notice during our free days. We always appreciate new friends.

We're now working on our schedules for both winter and summer of 2009, and believe it or not, they're already filling up quickly. If you'd like us to come to your studio again, please drop us a line at

If you were in one of our last cities, where we ran out of copies of A Child's Introduction to Ballet, and you'd like to order one, we have four copies left autographed by Valery Lantratov. We will not be getting any more autographed copies before Christmas, so if you want one, be sure to order now. The autographed copies will go out to the first people who order.

Over the next few days, I'll be back tracking and filling in details on some of our prior travels. They'll appear here in chronological order as they happened, not as I got around to writing them.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this video clip of Valery Lantratov performing the Corsaire variation in 1986 in Tokyo Japan as part of the Maya Plitsetskaya and Soviet Stars tour.