Prague is a beautiful city with many attractions for visitors, and we are most fortunate to have the support of the National Theatre (Národní Divadlo), who have made their spectacular dance studio facilties available to us. Originally they were a monastery. Above are a few pictures of the wondeful facilities and surroundings available to you when you come to the International Ballet Masterclasses in Prague
Accommodation is based on two to six people sharing in good bed and breakfast digs in the heart of Prague’s old town. This is a reasonably priced hotel with friendly, helpful staff and good facilities (Note: a single room can be arranged at additional cost and only if specifically requested). Should you wish to make your own arrangements for staying in Prague, which you are very welcome to do, we recommend that you contact the City’s tourist board or click on one of the links below. If you do make your own arrangements you must still inform the organisers of your contact details in the city prior to your arrival. Please note that whilst the hotel we use may not be the Ritz, it has the unique advantage that it is able to accommodate all of the dancers under one roof and the location is fantastic. It is just a short walk of about ten minutes, across the Old Town Square towards Charles Bridge, to the studios of the National Theatre.
(During the day, snacks, light meals, fresh fruit and drinks can be bought in the studios’ canteen. Situated between all the studios on the ground floor, the canteen also offers a pleasant area to meet and relax between classes. This canteen is subsidised by the National Theatre.) Unfortunately this summer (2017) the canteen will be undergoing a revamp and will therefore be closed. However there are lots of little cafes and food shops very close outside the studios where snacks and lunch can be bought very cheaply and Daria has got a local restaurant around the corner to give us a 10% discount as well.
You may find the following websites interesting and useful:
Prague i Guide | Prague City Server | Prague.cz | Prague Information Service |Time Out Prague Guide | Prague Post | Radio Prague | Prague Experience | Prague Cheap Flats – Apartments in Prague|
Travel to and from the airport will be organized for you. You must inform us of your travel details at least one week in advance, and your arrival in Prague should be no later than 21.00h in the evening of Sunday 31st July 2016 for those coming to the first week (or first and second weeks), or 21.00h on Sunday 7th August 2016 for those who are coming for the second week only, if possible please. Always pick the early flight if you have a choice please. If you click on this link you will discover what the person meeting you looks like.
PhDr Jiří Čumpelík PhD is a member of the Faculty of the Charles University, specialising in Physiotherapy, rehabilitation and chiropractic. PhDr Čumpelík PhD has agreed to make himself available to anybody from the masterclasses, should it be necessary, at very reasonable rates. PhDr Čumpelík is highly-qualified and held in the highest professional regard around the world by dancers and sportsmen. He also lectures around the world including Universities in the USA, Sweden and Japan. We are very lucky to have such a highly qualified member of our team who is such a nice man as well.
We also have on-site a masseur, Roman Shon with us again this year, who can be booked upon arrival at the studios. All treatment rooms are on site at the studios.
Roman is the National Theatre masseur