The two-week stint also gives V some one-on-one time. V chose our activities all but ONE of those 10 days. (My day involved enjoying a visit over coffee with an old friend and editor who lives and works down that way, then pitching SB County books in the 'hood).
And though they had only two weeks to pull it off, each dancer learned three dances plus a canon of skills for a total of four dances performed at a culminating recital. ALL of E's California grandparents were able to swing their various schedules to join her for her an Indian dinner, her special performance, plus an après-performance ice cream feast (but of course).