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Posted: May 03, 2012

RD teacher, Kristina Washchyshyn recently adjudicated at the Svoboda Ukrainian Dance Festival in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.  Dancers travel from all over Alberta and Saskatchewan to compete in this three-day all Ukrainian dance festival.

In April, RD teacher Jacqui Davidson adjudicated ballet, modern, and lyrical dance for the Standing Ovation Dance Festival in Red Deer and Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and enjoyed connecting with many students and teachers.

Posted: May 03, 2012

All students wishing to become part of the 2012-13 RWB School’s Musical Theatre and Jazz Dance Ensembles they will be required to attend an audition to be considered for the programs. 

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Dance Ensemble represents the school at various events, competitions and dance festivals. Students are selected based on their talent, ability, commitment and attendance. Accepted students will learn and perfect choreography within the RWB School Dance Ensemble class. Acceptance into the Dance Ensembles is by audition only with the exception of the Pre-Jazz which is by invitation only (will be listed on Placement forms in June).

Jazz Dance Ensemble Auditions

The 2012-13 Jazz Dance Ensemble auditions pull from the following 2011-2012 levels, therefore please sign up for the appropriate level for the audition. The audition dates and times are also listed below:

Junior Levels 3 & 4 June 5 – 5:30-6:30pm
Intermediate Levels 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B June 5 - 6:45-7:45pm
Senior Levels 7 & 8 June 5 – 8:00-9:00pm

In order to participate in the Dance Ensemble classes, students must also be registered for the following classes in addition to the respective Dance Ensemble class:

Junior Jazz: minimum of 2 ballet classes, 2 jazz classes. Hip hop is strongly recommended.

Intermediate Jazz: minimum of 2 ballet classes, 2 jazz classes and hip hop. Lyrical Jazz is strongly recommended.

*Senior Jazz: minimum of 2 ballet classes, 2 jazz classes.

Posted: May 03, 2012

For students showing the ability and dedication for intensive training in classical ballet, the ITP provides a specialized training curriculum. Students prepare for ballet examinations in the Cecchetti Method. Regular ballet classes are supported with additional classes such as pointe, participation in the Dance Ensemble (performance group), conditioning and modern depending on the program level. Spring auditions are held annually for the Junior I, Junior II and Intermediate levels. Reacceptance into the program from year to year relies heavily on attendance and progress, as well as individual commitment and class professionalism throughout the previous year. Students are invited into the first level of the ITP, Pre-Intensive at the end of Level 4 ballet who have shown an ability for the program. Students who achieve a passing grade on their Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 exams will be automatically accepted into the next level should their attendance and commitment from the previous year be satisfactory.

Junior 1 and 2 ITP auditions:  May 6

For further information and to register for the audition, please visit the School Office.


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