Every year I look forward to Alabama Youth Ballet Theater's summer intensive when Luba Gulyaeva comes down for two weeks to enhance our dancing ability. I know that I am going to be pushed to the limit and can expect my technique to improve, jumps to get higher, and become more flexible. During these two weeks she will teach us multiple variations, sometimes learning up to three in a week!
It is amazing the strong relationship you can form with a teacher in just two weeks and that is why at the end of the intensive it is always sad when Luba has to return to New Jersey. You must keep working hard during the year because when she returns the next summer she looks to see if you worked on the corrections she gave you.