MARCH 2020 RECREATIONAL DIVISION NEWSLETTER
Important Calendar reminders
March 1 Cecchetti Ballet Examination Rehearsals
March 1 Steppin’ Out adult student showcase Tech/Dress Rehearsal
March 2 – 9 Cecchetti Ballet Examinations
March 7 – 8 Steppin’ Out Performances
March 11 Last Day for ExplorAbility Session 2
March 12 Quantum Arts Finale at the WAG
March 13 Last Day for ExplorAbility for Parkinson’s Session 2
March 13 Festival Preview Tech/Dress Rehearsal
March 14 – 15 Festival Preview Performances
March 23 – 28 MOVE Dance Competition
March 29 – April 4 Spring Break – no RD classes
April 5 RD Classes resume
CECCHETTI EXAM REHEARSALS
Cecchetti ballet exam rehearsals have been scheduled for March 1. Please consult your child’s specific exam rehearsal schedule. All rehearsals must be attended to ensure the best possible preparation for your child.
Sharing Dance encourages everyone to embrace the pure joy of dance in healthy, fun and FREE open dance classes. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED, just show up and discover how dance can enhance fundamental movement skills, inspire creativity and improve mental and emotional well-being.
Saturdays, February 1 - May 23
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Plus, save the date for Sharing Dance Day at the University of Winnipeg Axworthy Health & Rec Plex on May 29, 2020!
Find out more at rwb.org/sharingdance.
STEPPIN’ OUT: RECREATIONAL DIVISION ADULT STUDENT SHOWCASE
Steppin’ Out is the annual performance for adults taking classes in our Recreational Division. It is an entertaining and engaging mixed program of ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, musical theatre, tap and is designed to celebrate the performer in each of our dancers.
March 7 at 7:30 pm
March 8 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Of all the performances in the RWB Founders’ Studio each year, Steppin’ Out hosts the most excited and vocal audience, full of family and friends who are there to encourage and support their dancer on stage. By celebrating a loved one’s personal ambition and dedication to dance, audiences will walk away smiling, inspired, proud and possibly even sign up for a class themselves.
We hope you will participate in our 80th season by joining us for Steppin’ Out. Tickets sell quickly, buy yours today!
Adult Tickets $18
DVDs will be available for purchase through the School Office between February 5 and March 14 (at 5:00 pm). DVDs are $30 (plus tax) each.
Drop-in classes will be permitted in all adult classes after our Steppin’ Out performances, Monday, March 19, 2020. Dropins will not be permitted into beginner level classes. Drop-ins are $20/class.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCES
March 14 at 7:30 pm
March 15 at 11:00 am & 3:00 pm
These performances will showcase for parents all the pieces which the School will be entering into competitions 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 two 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.
Tickets will be available for pick up from Monday, March 2 - 8. Left over tickets will be available on a first come first served basis through the School Interviews platform. Additional information will be emailed to families before March 9.
MOVE DANCE COMPETITION
March 23 - 28
RWB School Recreational Division Dance Ensembles will be taking the stage at The RBC Convention Centre March 23 - 28 for the MOVE Dance Competition. A schedule for this competition will be emailed to all participants and will be available through the School Office. Good luck to all the participants!
ADULT SUMMER DANCE
5 Weeks. 10 Classes. June 29 - July 30, 2020
NEW! Drop Ins Available ALL MONTH (Exception of Beginner Classes)
Adult Summer Dance is a five-week RWB School Recreational Division program for adults of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re an experienced dancer looking to refine your technique or a beginner keen to try something new, Adult Summer Dance has just the class to meet your needs.
Classes are available in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern dance with various options to suit your summer schedule. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to strengthen your body, focus your mind and express your individual style this summer – not to mention have some fun!
Special Offer! Register with a friend who has never danced at the RWB and receive 2 FREE Nutcracker Tickets!
Registration opens March 18 at 10:00 am for Adult Summer Dance and will be available at rwb.org/adultsummerdance
DI20 is designed to give students the opportunity to express themselves artistically, improve their technique and deepen their understanding of ballet in a positive and supportive environment.
The experienced teaching staff at the RWB School, together with talented guest teachers, will inspire students to learn and grow. DI20 will feature some of our finest ballet instructors and talented guest teachers who are masters of dance genres beyond ballet. Guest teachers will be announced by March 18, 2020!
Don’t forget to register by April 14 & save $100. rwb.org/danceintensive.
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 28th, 2020. This will help to ensure our program accurately depicts the dancers in each piece.
The RWB School is pleased to announce that Recreational Division Registration for the 2020-21 school year will run from June 16-24, 2020!
We have a guaranteed appointment slot for each of our returning students. Returning students can make their registration appointments starting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:00 am for an exclusive two-week period. Starting on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, new students will also be permitted to make appointments.
All registration appointment bookings will be available on a first come, first served basis. Classes will fill quickly and are subject to availability. An appointment is required to register for classes during the designated registration period. We will not be able to provide registration support without a scheduled appointment.
To book you appointment between May 5 and May 20, you will require an access code. The access code will be emailed to you in late April. Appointments can be made at www.rwb.org/register. The School Office is unable to book your appointment for you.
Please note that you do not require your child’s placement level to book an appointment. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School Office.
We are always eager to know of any student accomplishments in the dance world outside of the RWB! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to share any accomplishments that you would like to share with us and the rest of the RWB student body in the monthly newsletter!
- 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.
- All belongings should be locked in lockers to avoid theft. The RWB School cannot be responsible for lost or stolen articles. Items left in public areas (i.e., outside of studios or in waiting areas) will be removed and placed in our school office until their owner returns to retrieve them. 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.
- Please refrain from idling our vehicle in the drive-thru when waiting for their children. The RWB Drive Through is for pick up and drop off only. All vehicles left unattended in the RWB Drive Through/Fire Lane will be towed. Vehicle owners will be responsible for any charges or damages associated with their vehicle being towed from RWB property. Warnings will not be issued.