Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is pleased to present Dance Downtown on Sunday, October 2, 2011, a free public open house being held as part of the national Culture Days 2011 weekend.
Activities will take place from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. both indoors and on the courtyards of the RWB Building at 380 Graham Avenue and the Manitoba Hydro Building directly across the street. Street and lot parking are available in the immediate area, and regular Sunday bus service will stop directly at the event.
This highly successful program allows students age 14 years and older the opportunity to work with teaching staff and explore the teaching of dance. Students will assist the teacher in a designated class to encourage students, assist in the productivity of the class and to learn about teaching in general.
All Recreational Division students who participate in the Teaching Assistant Program will be considered for the Teaching Assistant Achievement Award (monetary award). This award is presented at the end of the season at Dance Spectrum. Interested students are encouraged to sign up immediately through Nicole Egeland at the School Office. Classes are assigned as available.
Senior RD student, Becky Frohlinger attended the prestigious Broadway Theatre Project in Florida to hone her skills in Musical Theatre and also spent two weeks at the Edge Performing Arts Centre in L.A. where she worked with professional choreographers and teachers.
The following RD students attended the RWBS annual Dance Intensive program which featured teachers from the RWB School and Company. They enjoyed daily ballet class along with a full day of other dance disciplines while making new friends and going on fun-filled activities in the evenings.
Sacha Skirzyk, Daniel Borrett, Karissa Bowden, Nathanael Budlong, Noah Franck, Vanessa Hrynchuk, Marina Lamontagne, Sophie Sickert, Emma Sickert, Magdalena McGregor, Kathryn Cancilla, Kathryn Kresta, Moira Smee, Kassandra Simeonidis, Stacha Michelle Penner, Kazuki Nishikiori, Sophia Partyka, Kaily Price, Sarah Taylor, Olivia Tefft, Hailey van Elslander, Ellice Kynman, Maeve Welter.
Former RD student, Gillian McKee was recently accepted to attend the fall/winter program at the Alberta Ballet School's - Professional Program after a successful summer audition.
Congratulations to former RD students Matthew Klippenstein and Michel Lavoie after being accepted into the regular session within the RWBS Professional Division upon successful auditions over the summer.
Over the summer, Zenya Veryha participated in the Ukrainian National Amateur Dance Competition in Dauphin and won Gold for her duet. Zenya also attended a jazz workshop conducted by a member of the cast of the touring production Wicked which performed over the summer in Winnipeg. Along with Zenya, Megan Gareau, Katie Welham and Omar Benson attended the event which was hosted by Dance Manitoba.