The Teacher Training Program is a full-time, intensive, post-secondary program designed to enrich knowledge and provide students with the skills required for a career in dance education, and the ability to teach dance with confidence and sensitivity. Students are prepared for examinations in the Cecchetti Method and receive instruction from the Professional Division’s dedicated faculty. The RWB School produces versatile and dynamic dance teachers who enjoy rewarding careers in both recreational and professional schools around the world.
A number of other valuable opportunities are available to students of the Teacher Training Program while studying at the RWB School, including sharing an open rapport and training environment with the world-renowned RWB Company and gaining valuable teaching experience in different dance disciplines by observing, assisting and teaching the 1,500 students enrolled in the RWB School Recreational Division and Satellite Programs. The unique opportunity to choreograph and stage original works in the School’s annual First Steps Choreographic Competition is also popular with aspiring teachers.
The program is offered as a three-year course but applicants with a professional dance background may be eligible to graduate within two years. Teacher Training Program students receive a Graduation Diploma upon completion of the program.
The University of Winnipeg, Faculty of Education recognizes the RWB School TTP course work towards dance as a teachable minor within a B.Ed.