Apr 26 2016 | Posted in Recreational Division Newsletter

Important Calendar Reminders

May 2-19: Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival
May 4-8: RWB’s Peter Pan
May 20: Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival Gala
May 23: Victoria Day – no RD classes
May 26-27: RWB School PD presents On the Edge
May 28: Parent Volunteer Meetings
May 29: Dance Spectrum #1 – Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall
June 2: RD Physiotherapy services ends
June 3: Last day of RD classes
June 3: Sharing Dance Day
June 4: Dance Spectrum #2 – Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall
June 5: Spring Concert – Pantages Playhouse Theatre
June 8: Last day for ExplorAbility Session 3

Dance Spectrum and Spring Concert Parent Volunteer Meeting

All Parent volunteers for Dance Spectrum and Spring Concert are asked to attend a mandatory meeting on May 28. Student class lists will be issued to volunteers, and all information required to run the show will be provided. Volunteers will be given an opportunity to ask questions after the orientation.

Spring Concert Volunteers Saturday, May 28th 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dance Spectrum Volunteers Saturday, May 28th 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Dance Spectrum and Spring Concert

If you have not yet purchased your tickets for Dance Spectrum or Spring Concert, you are still in luck! Tickets are available through the RWB Customer Service Office at 380 Graham Avenue, online or by calling 204.956.2792 or 1.800.667.4792 (toll free).

Spring Concert – Sunday, June 5 - 3:00 pm at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Dance Spectrum #1 – Sunday, May 29 - 6:30 pm at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall
Dance Spectrum #2 – Sunday, June 4 - 6:30 pm at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall

Please note that students who are in only one half of the show (not applicable to Spring Concert) are welcome to sit free of charge in the specified “student seating” for the other half of the show. They will require a ticket if they will be joining parents in the audience. Running orders for the show are posted in the atrium.

Costumes are provided by the RWB wardrobe department for the most part. Students may be asked to wear part of the RWB School uniform or pieces of their own clothing as part of the costume.

Once again, the RWB School is pleased to offer for purchase class photos and DVDs of our year end recitals as a keepsake. The photos are scheduled to be taken during the students’ dress rehearsal and DVDs are recorded of each of the recitals.

Photo (Digital and Hard Copy) $17 DVD $28 Orders will be accepted May 1 – June 24.

Detailed information about the year-end recitals, including dress rehearsal drop-off and pick-up times will be emailed to all parents closer to the recitals. We will also have hard copies available for pick-up at the School Office.

Dance Intensive

The RWB School Recreational Division Dance Intensive program is a two-week training opportunity for young dancers ages 9-18 looking to improve their skills and deepen their understanding of the art form 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. When not in the studio, the RWB School Residence will provide a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home for Dance Intensive students and our fun-filled activity program will provide dancers first-hand exposure to the arts and culture for which our city is known.

Click here for more information and to register.

Adult Summer Dance

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!

Click here for more information and to register.

RWB School Professional Division Presents Spotlight

Spotlight is the main stage production featuring students of the RWB School Professional Division. This year’s program includes:


This classical ballet is known for its many virtuosic highlights, such as The Pas de Trois and the Grand Pas de Deux, considered quintessential works of the traditional classical ballet repertory.


World premiere

Inspired by the culture and passion of the Romani people, Romani Song tells the story of Violka and Manush, as they fall in love and dream of beginning their lives together.


World premiere

Unable to go home because she has yet not sold a single match, the little matchstick girl lights them one by one, finding comfort in the warmth of their flames, and in the beautiful visions they inspire. Based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen.

For more information or to purchase Spotlight tickets, please click here.

2016-17 RD Registration

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School is pleased to announce that we are once again offering appointments for Recreational Division registration!

Registration will run from June 14-18 and June 21-24, 2016. We have a guaranteed appointment slot for each of our returning students. All students must have a confirmed appointment in order to register during the registration period.

You will be asked to book the time that is most convenient to you, and then visit the RWB Building at 380 Graham Avenue just 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. As always, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with both artistic and administrative staff and your appointment will last approximately15 minutes per student.

You may begin to book appointments on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:00 am. As returning student families, you will have exclusive access to the appointment schedule for 2 weeks, before appointment times become available to the general public. Starting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, new students will also be permitted to schedule appointments to register. All appointments will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Classes are subject to availability.

Booking an appointment is a simple, 4 step process:

  1. Go to and click on the “Register Now” button
    This link will not be available prior to May 10, 2016 at 10:00 am
    If you are experiencing technical difficulties, you may also access the appointment booking system at
  2. Enter in the exclusive access code for returning students: RWB76
  3. Enter your name and contact information, along with the names of each student you wish to register.
  4. Select the appointment(s) most convenient to you. Each student requires one appointment slot. It is advantageous for families to select consecutive appointments. If you have more than 4 students in your family, you require only 4 appointment slots – we will be able to register families of 4+ students within one hour.

After scheduling your appointment(s), you will receive an email confirmation for your registration time. This email will provide instruction on rescheduling or cancelling your appointment if necessary. Please mark your appointment in your calendar and hold onto your confirmation email! In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to complete your registration paperwork ahead of time to save you time during the registration process.

Although we are not able to book, cancel, or reschedule your appointment over the phone, the School Office staff would be pleased to assist with any of your questions or concerns.

The appointment system was very well received in 2015 and our hope is to continue to build on this success in 2016. If you have any feedback that would help us to improve this service, please email Tali Sitschkar, Recreational Division Registrar at

We look forward to seeing you this spring!

Sharing Dance

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is thrilled to be partnering with Canada’s National Ballet School on Sharing Dance, a national arts engagement strategy aimed at improving ACCESS to quality dance EDUCATION for the HEALTH of all Canadians. The Winnipeg celebration of Sharing Dance Day 2016 is on June 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm outside on Edmonton Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue.

All participants must register at, and registration is still open! Please note that you will be required to sign a waiver at the school office in order to participate.


Livestreaming rehearsals are being broadcast every second Friday at 6:45 pm from now until June 3, 2016 at Both standing and seated versions of the routine are available and all lessons will be posted online for easy access.


The RWB School will be hosting a series of open rehearsals at the RWB Building (380 Graham Avenue). There is no fee to participate and all Manitobans ages 8+ are welcome to join (first come, first serve). Bring your families and friends – the more the merrier! Although rehearsals have already commenced, it isn’t too late to join in the fun!

Group A: Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15 pm – April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, and June 2nd, 2016.

Group B: Thursdays from 6:45 – 7:45 pm – April 7th, April 14th, April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, May 19th, and June 3rd, 2016

To sign up for open rehearsals, please click here or call the RWB School Office at 204.957.3467. Please do not hesitate to contact us of you have any questions or if you require additional information. Inquiries can be directed to Sharing Dance Coordinator Philippe-Alexandre Jacques at or 204.956.0183 ext 2215. We look forward to celebrating dance with you this year at Sharing Dance Day!

Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival

RWB School Dance Ensemble students will be performing at the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival from May 2-19, at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre. All participants have been emailed a festival schedule, which has also been posted in the atrium. Dance Manitoba presents its annual festival gala on Friday, May 20th where all scholarship recipients and adjudicators choice pieces will be recognized. For more information about the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival and Gala you can visit