What a whirlwind week! My classes started on Monday with an enthusiastic group of new students. Not only were they super keen, but they picked up the movements really quickly and went away with big smiles on their faces- the best kind of first class I could have hoped for.
My lovely Wednesday class were equally rareing to get going and, maybe it was the long break, but I made them work really hard! They rose to the challenge brilliantly and it was very clear they'd been practising over the summer hols- makes me very proud. Don't know whether they'll be pleased to hear that the upbeat pace will continue? I've started as I mean to go on!
Also this week, the Ramzy company met for practise. All the girls are putting in extra practise for a very special event I'm not yet at liberty to divulge, but it's something we've been working towards for some time and all feel very passionate about-hopefully details will follow soon.
We're also practising ahead of a performance at Planet Egypt on the 30th of September. This will be to promote the MAJMA festival at which Hossam, Serena and the girls (including me, hooray!) will be performing. I've never been to Majma and am looking forward to it. In fact, it's been a while since I've been to any such dance festval, ('Bodies and Beats' being a few years ago now.)
Finally, on Friday I was a very lucky lady and got to perform with Hossam and his fantastic band at the Crowborough Arts Festival. The musicians, despite some technical sound problems, played beautifully. I know that they have played for some of the best dancers in the world and, as I said, feel a very lucky lady. I think my dance went well and I got lots of positive feedback from the audience (thank you :)) Ok, so a lot of them were my own students! But still, it's a very different feeling with the musicians playing. It brings out another element altogether in the dancing, but if I try to explain it in more detail I will probably just end up sounding like some tree hugging hippy?! So it short- It was brilliant fun!!!