Třeboňské kapření 2009

Trebon 2009

The Třeboň carping was not organized by Dita Válková with the Třeboň Club only, Plha also helped a lot. Dita managed to get a grant and reserved a castle; Plha took care of callers, program and propagation. They arranged the event in a big style and everything from Mainstream to C2 was danced. Dave with Alex came from Cham on Saturday afternoon, and when they got some rest they danced with us. I even had a chance to call with Dave.

After the event on Sunday all four of us went to the Hluboká Castle, where Jitka Machová gave us a private tour along both tours. Then we went to Prague and spent few days together. See the pictures.

C3A Gladenbach 2009

Gladenbach 2009In 2009 we took part in both Gladenbachs, both in the spring and fall. Unfortunately, we do not have pictures from the fall one where the calling was done by Todd Fellegy. Ross Howel was calling at the spring event and it was just great. He went through bunch of concepts, primarily Initially and Finally, with us. All Saturday this was onslaught on our brains. We had headaches from this from time to time, but when Ross took a lot from it on Saturday evening, we quite missed the onslaught of the puzzles. See the pictures here.

Richard Tuck in Germany 2008

Richard Tuck

Richard Tuck was calling in Heiligenstadt in the spring of 2008. It was a nice C2, in spite of Richard having troubles with jet lag and shaking at times because of it. He managed the weekend though, at least for C2 dancers. Pretty good group got together there, including a bunch of Czechs, and we also met little Ben from Munich. See pictures from Heiligenstadt.

I and Lenka also had a chance to enjoy Richard 14 days later in Gladenbach at a C3A event. He was adapted well there, and we had perfect dancing. It was made even better by Danes, who showed up also. See the C3A pictures.

C3A in Czech republic with Tony Colingwood


Because we are the right nuts, we took the risk and organized C3A dance in Bohemia. We got the idea in Gladenbach in the spring of 2007. Tony Colingwood caused people to split into two groups there by his calling. The first group liked when he called quickly and demandingly, the other group did not like it, and preferred stop & go. Somebody came to Johannes with the idea to do an extra event with Tony for the first group, but Johannes refused to organize it. We thought that this was a good idea, went on with it, and it was worthwhile.


C1 Ölpe 2008

Olpe 2008For me events in Ölpe are, or always were, matters of the heart. Long time ago I went there for a C1 event. Before this I only knew iPAC as far as international event, and this made me eager to try another dance in Germany. I was not too much interested in Czech events, not even considering that there were only two uncooperating C1 squares and only one caller. So I went to Ölpe and it was really something. This event showed that not only iPAC was excellent, but generally dancing in Germany is much better than in Bohemia.