Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ballet/Ballett

We are exploring ballet options for Jonathan and Charlotte right now because our local studio does not offer as many classes as it used to due to a change of ownership.  So a few days ago, we went to see Mr. Grigorian, a former dancer from Russia.  He has quite an impressive resume.  We went to see him during his summer intensive class and he took an hour during his break to work exclusively with Jonathan and Charlotte in order to see in which level they would be placed in his school.  He was such a charming and friendly man.  He asked Jonathan and Charlotte if they were from Europe because he thought he could detect an European accent in their English!!  This is the first person who has ever thought so.  

Im Moment schauen wir uns verschiedene Ballettstudios an, um herauszufinden, wo Jonathan und Charlotte noch weitere Stunden nehmen können.  Unser Studio hier zu Hause hat eine neue Inhaberin, und für die älteren Kinder wird leider nicht mehr so viel angeboten.  Vor ein paar Tagen haben wir einen ehemaligen Ballettänzer aus Rußland kennengelernt.  Er hat einen beeindruckenden Lebenslauf (viele Preise gewonnen und viele Ballets choreographiert).  Er hat sich viel Zeit für uns genommen (und seine Pause während seines Sommerintensivkurs) geopfert, um mit Jonathan und Charlotte eine Stunde privat zu tanzen, damit er sehen konnte, in welche Stufe sie bei seinem Studio passen würden.  Er hat sie gefragt, ob sie Europäer wären, weil er glaubte, einen europäischen Akzent hören zu können.  Bisher hat noch nie jemand das gedacht, aber vielleicht "erkennen" Europäer einander.          


The area in the south has lots to offer.  There were many impressive buildings there.
Die Gegend im Süden hat viel zu bieten.  Es gab viele beeindruckende Gebäude dort. 

Arnot Chapel 1882
Arnot Kapelle 1882


County Courthouse 1899
Amtsgericht 1899

Veronika and Miriam also did their ballet share: They went to audition for the local Nutcracker performance today.

Veronika und Miriam haben sich auch heute mit Ballett beschäftigt: Sie waren zum Vortanzen für die Rollen bei der nächsten Nußknackeraufführung.


6 comments:

  1. He seems like a really lovely and genuine man, Jonathan and Charlotte will be blessed to have him as their teacher x

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    1. That was my impression as well, a down-to-earth man with a very friendly personality.

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  2. How did the audition go for Veronika and Miriam? Can't believe it's Nutcracker audition time already!!!

    Grigorian sounds wonderful and glad he took so much time with Jonathan and Charlotte :)

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    1. I think they were satisfied. The studio will have another one once the school year has started. Flora so far does not want to participate this year. I am not sure why. She is sometimes funny about these things. She said that her costume was too hot :).

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  3. No, it's not the first person. I've had people ask about an accent before, though I can't remember when.

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    1. Mich hat das aber noch niemand über euch gefragt.

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