Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Slow Blog Month

So it has been a pretty slow month for blogging. Suzanne is in the States so I'm here alone. I don't tend to do a whole lot when I'm here by myself. When I get home I'm usually too tired to blog, and I like to sit in front of the TV and not have to think very much.

I guess I could put up a few more random photos from our trip.

This was the first night in Nairobi. We ate some good traditional African food, I'm not really sure why we have been in Africa for over a year now. I guess things just taste better while on vacation.

Sunset on the Mara. I like to watch the sun set and now I have a camera that can take pretty good pictures of it. It's crazy there is actually a setting on the camera called sunset, what a novel idea.

Another sunset, this time on the Nile river.

The Citadel in Cairo. We went to see many religious establishments while in Egypt and this was by far the largest and most celebrated.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Reza

Today is Reza's birthday. We like birthdays, it gives us an excuse to go out and have a good time.

We had dinner at one of our favorite places here.

A drink or two is always nice.

She is always so cute.

Having a good time sharing a drink.

I think he had a good time on his birthday. I know we did.

Friday, April 3, 2009

More about SPAN

My older ballet girls. There were a few missing because of Spring Break.

Learning pas de chat. Look at Emma in the background trying to be like her older sister. Emma is in my younger class.

Working on 3rd position and tunr-out.

Changement! Point your feet in the air!


Creative Dance class

Leap Frog!

Every class we have the same routine. I am obsessed with structure! After our waterbreak half way through the hour, the girls line up for across the floor. I took this picture because they lined up on their own without me or my assistants reminding them where to go. Pretty good for 3, 4, and 5 year olds!

Monkey Dance from the Wiggles!

Circle stretches and "Surprise"!

Plies in first position.
I have had so much fun with these classes and hopefully some of the strategies I have used will be passed on for next year in SPAN. The tuition paid from these classes benefit the public school kids and several orpanages around Lagos, giving kids the opportunity to dance who would not ordinarily get to.