March 2014 Recreational Division Newsletter

Mar 01 2014 | Posted in Recreational Division Newsletter

LONG TIME RWB STUDENT HOPES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Long time Royal Winnipeg Ballet School student Anthony Ferens is taking his love of music and dance and using it to help support the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

Anthony, a first-year university student who has been a student in the RWB School Recreational Division for 15 years, is currently organizing the “Creating Heroes & Magic for Sick Kids” benefit concert. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

The family-friendly performance will feature entertainment and musical numbers from Disney characters, superheroes and pirates performed by a live-band and singers.

Anthony says his inspiration for the event came after riding the bus and talking to a little boy whose sister was in the hospital.

“I don’t even know his name, but we talked about his sister and how he hoped she would come home one day. It planted the seed in me that I wanted to do something to help kids who are in the hospital,” said Anthony.

As an aspiring actor and dancer, Anthony says he knew he could use his connections and talents to put together a benefit show.

“I’ve helped to organize events in the past, and I just think this is such a great cause and a worthwhile challenge,” said Anthony.

Anthony is planning to hold the event this coming October at a yet-to-be-determined location. At this time, he is looking for performers and volunteers.

Those interested in getting involved with the event can contact Anthony at arlferens@hotmail.com.

OBSERVATION WEEK

We are excited to open our studios for parent observation from March 20-26, 2014. Please be mindful that all outdoor footwear must be removed before entering the studios and all cell phones must be turned off. If you are moving from one class to another before one class finishes, please situate yourself closer to the door to avoid class disruption.

THUNDERSTRUCK CANADA DANCE COMPETITION: MARCH 6 - 9

RWB School Recreational Division Jazz and Tap Dance Ensembles will be taking the stage at Pantages Playhouse Theatre March 6th-9th for the Thunderstruck Canada Dance Competition. A schedule for this competition will be emailed to all Dance Ensemble students and available through the School Office once it becomes available. Good luck to all the participants!

DANCE INTENSIVE SUMMER CAMP

The RWB School’s Dance Intensive is a dynamic summer dance camp designed to give students ages 9-18 years the opportunity to express themselves artistically, meet other dancers as passionate about the art form as they are and to have fun, all while improving their technique and stamina. Dance Intensive 2014 will run from August 3-16, 2014.

For current RD students only:

10% Discount on Dance Intensive Tuition
50% Discount on Dance Intensive Residence & Meal Plan *NEW*

Don’t miss your chance to room with dancers from around the world, enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Residence dining hall and take in all of the planned and unplanned activities that Residence has to offer, all the while affording your parents the break they so rightly deserve. We strongly encourage current RD students to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to stay in the RWB School Residence at a fraction of the cost*.

Dance Intensive opens for registration March 1, 2014. Register now as this popular program always fills up quickly.

*Residence discount, subject to availability.

ADULT SUMMER DANCE: JUNE 30 - JULY 31

A program specially designed for our adult students, Adult Summer Dance 2014 provides an opportunity to try new dance classes with only a five-week commitment. It also provides our returning students the wonderful opportunity to continue honing their skills over the summer months. It’s a fun and great way to keep fit!

Information regarding classes offered, schedules and registration is all available through our School Office.

ON THE MOVE CONFERENCE: MARCH 28, 2014

On the MOVE is a dynamic career planning and networking conference designed specifically for dancers entering professional careers. Presented by the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) in collaboration with regional and national arts service organizations, on the MOVE welcomes young dancers into the professional dance community, and provides them with the skills, resources and networking opportunities they need to make an inspired and informed transition into the profession.

For more information and to pre-register visit www.dtrc.ca

DANCE SPECTRUM + SPRING CONCERT DATES

Dance Spectrum and Spring Concert, our year-end student showcases, are just around the corner! Mark your calendars as follows:
Dance Spectrum #1 - May 25 - Centennial Concert Hall - 6:30 pm
Dance Spectrum #2 - May 31 - Centennial Concert Hall - 6:30 pm
Spring Concert - June 1 - Pantages Playhouse Theatre - 2:00 pm

Tickets will be available through the RWB Box Office Monday, March 17, 2014.