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Studying this year

I am in a furrow (I'm not going to say a "rut") in terms of my own training for this year. I'm looking at my various options and I'm a bit meh. Also, my finances are going to need to be better run for me to be able to do anything at all.

April JoY - I'd basically be going for Caroline Evanoff, but I could possibly be persuaded to go to Tara. It's a weekend that I've got free although if I were away it would mean three weekends in a row of not seeing the Gentleman Friend, because of various factors (though the three weekends would be followed by a week of us being away in Cornwall together). diva_c has kindly offered to put me up, which would be a lovely opportunity for drinking wine, eating pizza and putting the world to rights together. It's tempting.

Summer School - I can't afford it, and as fun as it is, it's too expensive a holiday to justify it to myself.

Summer Workshops with visiting Cairo teachers - I hope that I'll be able to attend at least one workshop each with Yasmina & Lorna this summer.

Shimmy in the City - big disappointment. None of the teachers are really calling out to me. Not even Randa, I'm afraid. Randa seems to have become the "safe" choice of Egyptian teacher. For very good reasons, I'm sure- she's reliable, she's in demand, she's (presumably) got a regular visa... And given the difficulties of SitC last year, when they couldn't get visas for all their Egyptian stars at the last minute, I totally understand that they would want to play safe. But I'm all Randa'd out. Her style is so very different to mine, and I don't seem to *use* what I've learned from her. There had been rumours last year that Camellia would be coming, and if that had been the case, I would *totes* be there, but she's not.

October JoY - I'll have to wait and see.

I don't know yet how realistic these ideas are. I'm tempting myself more and more towards April JoY.


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Feb. 9th, 2014 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'd be tempting myself to JoY too if I were you. I'm not crazy about Caroline's style but she's nice, reliable, teaches good stuff and I'd love to do another shaabi workshop with her, since she actually KNOWS what Actual Honest To God shaabi is like.
Feb. 9th, 2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
I think I've talked myself into it. That Sha'abi workshop is the big draw! And Miss C has offered lodging, so it wouldn't need to cost me a fortune.
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