Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Two More Confirmed Winter Classes

We are pleased to announce that we will be at:

Southern Crescent Academy of Dance in Peachtree City, GA


Beaumont Ballet in Beaumont, TX

Monday, October 3, 2011

More Confirmed Classes!

We're pleased to be able to announce that we will be visiting the following studios this winter:

January 14: Trinity Arts Center, Johnson City, TN

March 5: Lincoln Park Academy of Dance, Lincoln Park, MI

We have also added a couple more tentative studios (pending contract) and dropped a few (because we didn't get contracts back.)  You can see the whole schedule via the calendar link on the right.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two More Confirmed Winter Classes

We're pleased to be able to announce that it is now confirmed that we will be at:

The Glenda Moss Academy of Dance, Lake Charles, LA on 2/11/12
and Dance Carolina in Mt. Pleasant, SC on 1/17/12

See you then!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

More Confirmed Classes: See You in Winter!

We're pleased to be able to add the following confirmed classes to our winter schedule:

Columbia County Ballet, Augusta, GA January 22
Andalusia Ballet, Andalusia, AL February 6
The Opera House, Cheboygan, MI  March 1
Ginny's Dance Works, Brighton, MI March 4

In addition we have another 11 studios penciled in (pending contract) which we hope to be able to announce soon. Our winter schedule is nearly complete and we've started working on summer.  If you'd like to see Valery in summer please drop me a line.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Schools to Announce!

Our winter schedule is filling up quickly.  We're pleased to be able to announce the following confirmed classes.  If you live in one of these areas and are interested in attending, please contact the studios directly to see if they are open to outside students.

Wilson School of Dance; Charlottesville, VA
Cenla Academy of Performing Arts; Alexandria,LA
  (Our first time in Louisiana!)
Priscilla's School of Dance and Fine Arts; Cabot, AR
Studio 93; Hadley, MI

In addition we have another 16 studios penciled in (pending contract) which we hope to be able to announce soon.  (Check the calendar link on the right to see the places we're probably going to be.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank You For a Great Summer. See You in Winter!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our summer tour such a success.  (Above is our completed tour route from summer.  Pshew!)

Our schedule for winter is filling up quickly.  We’re pleased to be able to announce that we will be at the following studios in winter (listed in chronological order):

Classical Ballet Academy in Herndon, VA
Low County School of Performing Arts, Lady’s Island, SC
Dance Arts in Valdosta, GA
Volusia Dance Theater, Lake Helen, FL
Corky Bell Dance, Homewood, AL
New Albany School of Ballet, New Albany, MS
Stars in Motion, Southaven, MS
Ballet Tech of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH
Upstage Downtown Dance, Celina, OH
Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
Elizabeth Williams School of Dance, Williamstown, MI

In addition we have another 16 studios tentatively scheduled (pending contract).

If you’re interested in attending one of these classes, check the calendar for the date and contact the studio directly to see if they are accepting outside students for the master class. 

If you are a studio owner and are interested in booking a class with Valery Lantratov please drop us a line at lauralee@doublevpromotions.com.  Much of our schedule is full, but we have classes available in certain areas.  (Notably in Florida) 

Hope to see you this winter!

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 2011

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful tour!  We hope to see you again in winter.

Monday, August 1, 2011

July 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Autographed Books Available Now

On our last tour we were not able to stock up on copies of our children's book A Child's Introduction to Ballet.

A Child's Introduction to Ballet was created by Laura Lee with technical assistance and advice from Valery Lantratov, the artistic director of the Russian National Ballet foundation, who was awarded Russia's highest artistic honor by President Boris Yeltsin-- the title "People's Artist of Russia." We believe we have created a book that makes learning about ballet fun for kids. (And their parents too!) Beautifully illustrated by Meredith Hamilton, it has illustrated ballet stories, fun facts, dancer biographies and explanations of ballet terminology and positions. It even comes with a CD with musical selections from the world's great ballets!

Here's a sampling of some of the fun facts you will learn with this book:

· How high can the greatest ballet dancers leap? (Page 27)
· What famous ballet company was originally made up of orphans? (Page 32)
· Which popular ballet was a complete FLOP when it was first performed? (Page 37)
· Name three ballets featuring toys that come to life. (Page 55)
· Which ballet music sounds as if it was written for stomping giants rather than pretty ballerinas?
(Page 58)
· Which famous ballet dancer did a duet with Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show? (Page 81)

If you would like to receive a copy of this book autographed by the author AND Valery Lantratov please order via the link above before August 20. Copies autographed by Valery Lantratov will be available only while he is here in the U.S. and supplies last.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Communications Partial Black Out

We will have only intermittent cell phone and e-mail for the next week. (After 1 PM Sunday) If you need to contact us, please leave a message by e-mail or cell and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. Do not worry if it takes a day or two.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Last Minute Classes

Our summer tour begins in just a couple of weeks. We are still trying to fill some last minute dates.

July 6: Little Rock, AR
July 9: Tulsa, OK
July 13: Springfield, IL
July 16: Milwaukee, WI
July 19: South Bend, IN
July 23: Lansing, MI
July 24-25: Detroit, MI
July 29: Cleveland, OH/Pittsburgh, PA/Youngstown, OH
July 30: Buffalo, NY
August 7: Washington D.C./Baltimore, MD
August 10: Charlottesville, VA
August 12: Winston-Salem, NC
August 18-19: Atlanta, GA

If you have a studio, or know of one in one of these areas that would be interested in hosting a master class, please let us know right away. I would like to have the schedule complete before we start our tour.

Contact us at lauralee@doublevpromotions.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Google Dances

Did you check out the animated Google logo today?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dancing for the Mind

Dr. Lina Kaplan, Dance Psychologist, says that dance is the opportunity to tap into our most powerful emotions to express creativity and to feel truly alive. She also says that dance can be a bridge between the psyche and the body as well as the conscious and unconscious mind. Most of us think of physical exercise and personal enjoyment when considering the positive effects of dancing. However, as Dr. Kaplan pointed out, dancing with a partner - especially our romantic partner, can be a generative tool for deepening and expanding our sense of self.
-Spirituality and Health

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

U.S. Tour

Friday, February 11, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Summer is Coming

Are you thinking ahead to your summer intensive schedule? We are! We have filled about half of our summer itinerary, but we still have some flexibility in terms of what geographical areas we can visit. If you would like to have Valery Lantratov teach a master class or classes at your studio, please let us know right away. Dates are available first come first served and dates that are booked will determine our direction and what areas we can visit. Contact us at lauralee@doublevpromotions.com.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

And We're Off!

We had a wonderful opening of the tour yesterday with a double class (technique and pointe) in Northville, MI. It has become something of a tradition for us to either start or end our tours here, so it was great to be invited again. Hope to see you next time!

Today we head to Western Ohio to one of our favorite studios: Upstage Downtown Dance in Celina and to a new studio for us Jeanne's Dance Studio in Lima. Hopefully it will be added to our list of new favorites.

We will endeavor to keep up this travel map to show our route as we go. Should be fun to visualize all our travels.