Angel Krastev (left) taught Intermediate Tapan (tupan) each day at 11am.
Here we were at the Fire Circle ready for the first class...
Rain came almost immediately, so we took shelter under a tent by the Canteen. (Not an ideal solution; we were too loud to be such close neighbors to the Greek singing class there.)
On the 2nd day, we were relocated twice because of rain, and ended up under a tent in a low spot, which by the end of class had become a pond. We played on, led by Angel and Cathie.
It was a bit crowded under the tent!
In high spirits, but with wet feet, we posed for photos at the end of the 2nd class.
Only a mushroom loves this this much moisture.
Angel studied his handwritten notes before our class. He promised to give us copies at the end of camp (which he did).
3rd day. Our class had been re-assigned to the huge new Arena. Much better!
Review on last morning: Jonathan and I were playing while other students waited their turns.
[photo by Ken]
It was such fun to play with Angel in this class!
[photo by Ken]
Angel invited Dzhenko to play gajda with us. Angel and Dzhenko are members of the Bulgarian band Kabilé, which began its U.S. tour at Balkan Camp.
Cathie drove Angel to and from classes in this golf cart, as he had a sore foot.
Angel also taught a beginning Tapan class each day at 3:30pm. (This photo taken during the short review session on the last morning.)
Student Concert performance: Beginning Tapan class
Angel was pleased with our Intermediate Tapan class performance at the Student Concert.