After the induction, we were led down to the auditorium and split into two groups. One group was led to the circle seats to have front view of the dancers on stage, other half was lead to box seats to have side view of the stage, and about half way we swapped over the seats.
Oh, my my, it was a privilege to watch dancers at the bar AND draw them!! Witnessing dancers at a class is like peeking into the sketchbook studies of accomplished painters. I could just sit and watch them forever. Before the class starts, dancers were limbering up, chatting and stretching, so the pace of motion was somewhat slower and I could draw "human-like" figures - just!
... But when the class started, the pace picked up and these are all I could manage. I tried not to look a my hands, but just concentrate on looking at the dancers. I enjoyed looking at other peoples' works afterwards, there were so much to learn from them. When the subject is moving all the time, goodness you come up with all sorts of really interesting marks. Some people's works were more abstract and full of energy and fluidity.
Here's a quick watercolour sketch of one of the costumes I painted afterwards (water-based medium were not permitted on the site). If there's going to be another workshop like this, I am certain I'll join again!