Prague and back

September 16, 2017

It is not often that such opportunities become a reality for young dancers.  Prague was certainly a once in a lifetime experience for Billy, Tiffanie and Katherine who are currently well into their Professional level full-time training.  The Prague International Master Classes bring together 90 dancers and treat them as Professional Dancers on tour and work them through 8 hour days for 14 days.  Every dancer is away from home and experience working long hours combined with the challenges of many different languages spoken in the same studio, different techniques, different studios and dancers.  All of this with the different weather and food.

The Master Teachers and coaches were 15 of the best, they travelled from various places in Europe to bring their expertise to the Master Classes.  The 90 dancers are separated into  smaller groups working in three different studios.  As a teacher of classical ballet at this level it is very necessary to travel with the dancers and observe their capability, endurance and how they cope with the challenges of such an experience.  It is always inspiring to watch Masters at work.  I travelled with Leisa Jackson and Tamara Diehl who will also benefit from their experiences in Prague with the Northern Territory being the big winner with the best of the best of Classical Ballet being brought back from 15 unforgettable teachers.  I took and amazing amount of photographs and video when they are sorted we will happily present them.   

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