dance vacation bali 2012
Ananda cottages
Ananda cottages
Ananda cottages
Rice paddies
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I want to add that our workshop leaders of Bulgarian and Armenian dances were superb, as was the exhibition of Balinese dancing that we saw;  that our hotel with its lovely cottages set amidst a tropical forest, the astonishingly inexpensive food, and the local people were really great — as close to paradise as I expect to reach. 
Judith Deutsch (USA)
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Ich möchte Dir sehr herzlich danke sagen für alle Deine Mühe und den Einsatz, mit dem Du diese schöne Zeit für uns gestaltet hast.
Sämtliche mails, Listen, Beschreibungen, DVDs sind angekommen und besonders die Filme sind sehr schön geworden. Sie sind eine gute Erinnerung an diese besondere Woche in Bali.
Das Sparschwein ist auch schon aufgestellt für 2014...
Ganz liebe Grüße!
Gabi (Österreich)
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Dance class with Yves
Dance class with Yves Moreau
Offerings
Excursion to Klungkung
Dance class with Tineke
Dance class with Tineke
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Our wonderful dance workshop in Bali is now a lovely memory but I just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoyed it and the whole cultural experience that went with it.
Also, I wanted to complement you on the excellent job you did in organising all 56 of us, whilst still retaining a sense of humour!
What a feat!
I was the most junior (experience-wise) of the Townsville group,so now I have more confidence and enthusiasm for what I've discovered is a great pastime, a good way of keeping fit and  a pleasant means of meeting people from all cultures.
Many thanks once again, and Best of Luck with all your ventures,
Sandra Smith (Australia)
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The DVD's came today in good order, and Gen and I watched them with increasing appreciation -- not only for the beautiful dances, which of course we already knew about, but also for the artistry of your camera-work and composition of the presentation.  Together with our own pictures (too many! -- still sorting!), this will surely help us keep our memories of that wonderful time, and share them with our friends.
We'll now be urging our group's teachers to help us bring back some of the dances.  We're especially hoping that Adana will become part of our regular repertoire.
We'll certainly spread the word, and save our pennies (and rupiahs) for 2014!
Warmest regards, Joe Sullivan (USA)
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Balinese dancer
Balinese dancer
Offerings
Offerings
Island of the Gods
Island of the Gods
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Bali Dance Vacation was so wonderful . It was also such pleasure meeting new people from the different part of the globe. We also picked up a new skill in the market - Bargaining. It was indeed fun.
Wendy Tan (Singapore)
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Thanks for all your emails and thank you for a fantastic Bali workshop. Despite the tweaking that you are taking on board, it was a wonderful experience and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Once again the international folk dancing fraternity (sorority) was at its best.
Thank you once again, it was fabulous. I hadn't been to Bali before, even though it is so close to us. Philippa Johnson (Australia)
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Photo stop
Photo stop
Sarong for sale
Sarong for sale
Bali still remains as a very special experience for me which seems to have overidden life back in Canberra, inspite of enjoying our annual pilgrimmage to Bowral in NSW for the weekend after Bali, with Andre van der Plas. I think we all enjoyed telling of our 'Bali' experiences.
Hopefully more of the Aussie dancers will be inspired for your next camp there. I have to write an article for Folk Dance Canberra's next newsletter this week and as this is to be an emailed version, will be able to incorporate some of the photos that Lesley and I took.
Thankyou for a wonderful and very memorable experience.
Theresa Orchard (Australia)
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Thank you so much for your email, hopefully you enjoyed the rest of your holiday to the fullest extend!
I thoroughly enjoyed this Bali dance retreat and would like to express my warmest thanks to you for organising this and for making it happen!!!
Brigita Ferencak (Australia)
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I'm a bit late in extending my gratitude to you for all your hard work in organising the tour, which I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed. I was very apprehensive about the possible heat but in the end found it to be very pleasant indeed.  
Lesley Rose (Australia)
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Thanks for the DVDs. As for the tour impressions, it was really interesting to see Bali "with your eyes", and it did bring back good memories :)
Hope to dance with you again!
Best wishes, Jolanta Misiarz (Poland)
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Ubud market
A short break
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Great workshop, great venue, beautiful weather (I was concerned that it may be too hot, but it wasn't), great concept (combining a holiday with a workshop), wonderful to spend time with so many people who share my passion.  I don't know how you could do it, but with so many passionate dancers it would be nice to include some social dancing.  And, as you know, I would have liked to take video, but I don't think other students were interested in doing that.  Well done.
Regards, John Whaite (Australia)
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I never dreamed the opportunity to visit Bali would present itself to me.  I'm still raving about the dance vacation you put together for all of us.  It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful to have shared it with such a warm group of people. 
Marie Montanari (USA)

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