Mar 01 2016 | Posted in Recreational Division Newsletter

Important Calendar Reminders

March 2 - 6: Thunderstruck Canada
March 5: Make-up classes for adult Hip Hop
March 6: Dress rehearsal for the Steppin’ Out adult student showcase
March 11-13: 5678 Showtime Competition and Convention
March 12-13: Steppin’ Out – RWB Founders’ Studio
March 16: Last Day for ExplorAbility Session 2
March 17: Quantum Arts Finale at the WAG
March 17-23: Spring Observation Week
March 20: Cecchetti Ballet Examination Rehearsals
March 25: Good Friday – no RD classes
March 26: RD Classes running as scheduled
March 27: Easter Sunday – no RD classes
March 27-April 2: Spring Break – no RD classes
April 3: RD Classes resume
April 3: Cecchetti exam rehearsal

Observation Week

We are excited to open our studios for parent observation from March 17 - 23, 2016. We ask that all guests remove their outdoor footwear before entering the studios and please turn off all cell phones. Video recording is not permitted and photography is only permitted if you are taking pictures of your own child. These policies are in place for the protection of all students. If you are moving from one class to another before one class finishes, please situate yourself closer to the door to avoid class disruption. We also ask that all students choose another week to take make up classes.

Thunderstruck Canada Dance Competition

March 2 - 6

RWB School Recreational Division Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap Dance Ensembles along with select Musical Theatre pieces will be taking the stage at Pantages Playhouse Theatre March 2 - 6 for the Thunderstruck Canada Dance Competition. A schedule for this competition has been emailed to all participants and is available through the School Office. Good luck to all the participants!

5678 Showtime Competition and Convention

March 11 - 13

RWB School Recreational Division Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap Dance Ensembles will be taking the stage at Fairmont Hotel March 11 - 13 for the 5678 Showtime Competition and Convention. A schedule for this competition will be emailed to all participating students and available through the School Office once it becomes available. Good luck to all the participants!

Adult Summer Dance

June 27 – July 28 2016

A program specially designed for our adult students, Adult Summer Dance 2016 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!

Register online at or in person at the school office starting March 1st, 2016!

Manitoba Dance Festival Volunteers Needed!

Every school that enters the Manitoba Dance Festival must provide a certain number of volunteers based on their number of entries. Volunteers are given roles at the Festival which may include: handing out certificates onstage, working at the information booth or monitoring the audience. We truly appreciate any time you are able to donate on behalf of the RWB School, please visit the School Office to sign up!

Dance Spectrum and Spring Concert Volunteers Needed!

Interested in helping out at our annual recitals? Volunteer parents are able to view their child perform at the Dress Rehearsal and the performance with no need to purchase a ticket! See the action from backstage and contact the School Office to sign up today or for more information.

Information for Recital Programs

As we prepare for our year-end performances, we ask that all parents stop by the School Office to verify the spelling of the name(s) of their child(ren) by March 26th, 2016. This will help to ensure our program accurately depicts the dancers in each piece.

Drop-in Classes

Drop-in classes will be permitted in all adult classes after our Steppin’ Out performances, Monday, March 14, 2016. Drop-ins will not be permitted into beginner level classes. Drop-ins are $20/class.

Festival Preview Performances

Reminder to all students participating in the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival that Festival Preview Performances will be held on April 21 - 23, 2016 at the RWB. These performances will showcase for parents all the pieces which the School will be entering into the Festival, and allow for the students to perform their work in front of a supportive and familiar audience. Each piece will perform once over the course of the three days in Studio 116. Due to restricted space in Studio 116, all students will be allocated two tickets for each show they are performing in. More information regarding ticket allocation and performances will be available shortly.

Cecchetti Exam Rehearsals

Cecchetti ballet exam rehearsals have been scheduled during the month of March and April. Please consult your child’s specific exam rehearsal schedule. All rehearsals must be attended to ensure the best possible preparation for your child.

Student Accomplishments

From February 6 – 16 2016, RD students Helena McFeetors, Daria McKennitt, Marina Lamontagne, Avril Brown, Anna Lamontagne Badiou, and Megan Fry travelled with Le Ragazze Italiane Folk Ensemble to Chile to participate in the Encuentro Internacional de Folklore Festival. We would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to these students on this exciting accomplishment!


We ask parents to please ensure their child(ren) are using the stairs whenever possible, and that they are not using the elevator unnecessarily. We have been informed of many instances of children playing in the elevator and for their safety and that of others, we ask that this not continue. Please refrain from using the automated accessibility button located at the entries to the RWB building unless you require its use. The frequent use of this button causes the lobby and mezzanine levels to remain at a low temperature, thus making an uncomfortable environment for staff, students, and parents.

We ask that students who are sick stay home to rest. This will provide their bodies the opportunity to heal and will eliminate the spread of illness to their classmates. Students recovering from injury are encouraged to observe their classes and participate to the best of their ability. Speak to your child’s teacher about how best to manage their injury.

All belongings should be locked in lockers to avoid theft. The RWB School cannot be responsible for lost or stolen articles. We ask that any incidences of vandalism or theft be reported to the RD Principal so that we can work to ensure a safe and positive environment for all.