Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On the Road Again

Yes, it is almost that time again. Valery Lantratov arrives from Moscow on June 9th and another tour begins. We will be focusing our attentions primarily on the Midwest this time around. We will be visiting a couple of new states: Missouri and Iowa. Be sure to watch this space as we report on our travels.

We have updated the calendar, so you can see where we will be going by following the link to the right.

We still have one or two gaps that we are trying to fill. The first is June 10th. We have availability in Detroit, MI/Toledo, Ohio metro areas, if you would like to kick off our tour please contact us.

We have availability in the Richmond, VA or Virginia Beach area on June 23.

We are still hoping to fill July 5 in Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Allentown/Binghamton, NY and July 9 in the Buffalo, NY area.

Our biggest gap is the week of August 10-14. If you have a studio located anywhere between St. Louis, MO and Traverse City, MI there is a good chance we can fit you in. Indiana want us?

Contact us at to book any of these dates. If we talked about having a class at your studio, but you did not return a contract to us, please note that we did not hold these dates for you. Please double check our calendar if you have any doubts as to whether or not we are coming. Also note that many of the class times are still to be announced.

In the next week we will be contacting all our scheduled studios to confirm times and directions. Please be patient, the process will take a while, we have more than 80 studios to get to. If you have any special requests for your classes please try to get them to me before Friday. I will be speaking to Valery Lantratov in Moscow on Friday evening, and would like to tell him anything he will need to know to prepare.

If your class was recently added, we would like to request that you get the contract and deposits back to us as soon as possible. We would like to have all of those logistics wrapped up by the end of the week so that we can focus on our routing and travel plans.

In the meantime, please enjoy this video of a boy's class at the Bolshoi Academy.

I am also sharing this pdf version of Dance Now, which I recently discovered on line. The magazine features a long interview with Alexei Ratmansky on leaving his position as Bolshoi Ballet artistic director. I pass it along because it is interesting and because of the brief mention of Vladislav Lantratov, Valery's son, who Ratmansky calls "promising."