Update to date from Robin Cantrell:
Today was our first full day of teaching.
The students are absolutely amazing. We packed almost a weeks worth of material into one day since we only have 2 1/2 days to work with them.There are over 30 students....mostly in their late teens and early twenties. Lots of guys.They're extremely focused and well behaved....and they LOVE TO DANCE. After a 4-hour morning in 90 degree weather, most of them danced through their lunch break.
The professors are all very supportive and kind, and Ellen is helpful and lovely.
We had a meeting with the teachers, and discovered that the're expecting a dance performance with new material from all 4 groups.....but don't mind if it's extremely informal.
Sean and I have decided to do uber-mini dancing to connects at 3 other locations next week, and let the students present what they come up with in one day.
If they work as well as the kids we had today, then it could be quite a bit.
I tried to transfer some pics from my camera to this computer in the business center, but it's too old to deal with it, so I'll try on Sean's later tonight.
It's very very hot and humid....everyone (especially Sean) was sweaty and filthy by the end of the day.
but the atmosphere is so positive.
We're having a great time so far.