The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Musical Theatre Dance Ensemble is a performance group which represents the school at the Manitoba Dance Festival and other events that may arise throughout the year. Students are selected based on their talent, ability, commitment and attendance. Chosen students are invited into the Dance Ensemble on their placement forms at the end of the year; however if your child was not invited directly into the program we encourage them to attend the auditions as outlined below. Teachers may request that students return the week following the audition in order to make a final decision. Following the audition process, an email will be sent out informing the parent of the results of the audition.
In order to participate in the Dance Ensembles, students must also be registered for the following classes in addition to the respective Dance Ensemble class:
Junior Musical Theatre: minimum of 1 musical theatre class, 1 jazz class OR ballet class OR tap class
Intermediate Musical Theatre: minimum of 1 musical theatre class, 1 jazz class OR ballet class OR tap class
Senior Musical Theatre: minimum of 1 musical theatre class, 1 jazz class OR ballet class OR tap class
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
|JUNIOR:||AGES 10-12||SEPTEMBER 30TH||7:15-8:30PM|
|INTERMEDIATE:||AGES 13-15||SEPTEMBER 30TH||8:25-9:40PM||STUDIO 409|
|SENIOR:||AGES 16 AND UP||SEPTEMBER 29TH||8:45-10:00PM||STUDIO 208|
All students attending the auditions above, must register through the School Office with a parent signature.
These days it is so important that dancers be as well rounded in the performing arts as possible. The expectations in dance for those who have an inkling to pursue the art seriously has risen far above what they have been in the past. New styles of dance have emerged and dancers are expected to be able to adapt to new styles.
For those students who are interested in pursuing ballet examinations in Levels 1 and up, they must be registered in a minimum of 2 classes of the same level and discipline per week, with a strong recommendation of 3 classes per week. The recommendation of 2 ballet classes per week is also for those students who aspire to dance on pointe in the future.
All dance forms benefit each other and we strongly encourage dancers to register for as many classes as possible in each discipline to provide the most well rounded training as possible. Students may add additional classes to their schedule up until October 1st, 2011.
The Costume Gallery, which we have ordered costumes from in the past is offering Beverly Miller Scholarships!
$10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 19 deserving dance students to further their dance studies.
The Beverly Miller Scholarships are designed to give financial aid to dancers between the ages of 12-21. Applicants are asked to submit a paragraph discussing how the award will help them pursue their dance education. Dance instructor’s signature is required, and if their student is selected, Costume Gallery will notify the instructor so that they may inform the student. An official application, release form and rules may be downloaded by visiting www.costumegallery.net and clicking on Scholarships.
Applications must be received by November 1, and winners will be notified by November 23rd.