May 03 2017 | Posted in Recreational Division Newsletter


May 3 - 21: Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival
May 10 - 14: RWB’s Vespers
May 21: Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival Gala
May 22: Victoria Day – no RD classes
May 25 - 27: RWB School PD presents Spotlight
May 31 – June 2: RWB School PD presents On the Edge

Dance Spectrum and Spring Concert

If you have not yet purchased your tickets for Dance Spectrum, 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).

Dance Spectrum #1 - Saturday, June 17 - 6:30 pm at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall
Dance Spectrum #2 – Sunday, June 18 – 1:00 pm at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall
Dance Spectrum #3 – Sunday, June 18 - 6:30 pm at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall

Please note that students who are in only one half of the show 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 29-June 29, 2017.

Dance Intensive

Dance Intensive runs July 31 – August 12 for dancers ages 9-18 and no audition is necessary! This is a two-week training opportunity for dancers from any studio hosted by the RWB School.

Guest teachers include the following:
•Josh Assor, Grant Park High School Performing Arts Graduate who returns to Winnipeg as a successful New York based award-winning choreographer and Broadway performer.
•Kira Hofmann, RWB School Professional Division graduate and former Stuttgart Ballet dancer.

RWB Students who register for Dance Intensive by May 31 will receive a FREE summer t-shirt! Any students who already registered will be reimbursed.

For more information, click here.

Adult Summer Dance

Register Today for Adult Summer Dance!

Dance twice a week (Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays) from July 3 – August 3! Classes are available in ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern and tap for all levels!

One class is already full, so be sure to get your registration in early to secure the class you’d like to take. Deadline is July 15 / 2017.

Visit our website to register.


RWB School Professional Division Presents Spotlight May 25 to the 27 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

2017 features a mixed repertoire including the world premiere of Reminiscence choreographed by RWB School Alumni, Jera Wolfe along with excerpts of Carmina Burana and divertissements of Raymonda.

Spotlight is the culmination of the tireless work these young dancers put in each year. Taking what for some is their first step onto the professional stage, 80 young artists from across Canada and around the world promise to give audiences of all ages and tastes something to rave about!

A family friendly ballet, tickets are 25 to 30 dollars and can be purchased at the Box Office on 380 Graham Avenue or online at or by calling 204-956-2792.

2017-18 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 21 – 24 and June 26 – 29, 2017. 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 9, 2017 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 23, 2017, 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. Please note that this link will not be available prior to May 9, 2017 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: RWB77
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 the past and our hope is to continue to build on this success in 2017. 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 once again 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 2017 is on June 8, 2017 at 10:15am – 12:15pm outside the RecPlex at the University of Winnipeg.

Rehearsals for Sharing Dance Day take place each Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm with RD Faculty member Julie Gregorchuk. 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! Students under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult in the studio.

All participants must register at If you require assistance with the registration process, or have any other questions or concerns, please contact Philippe Alexandre Jacques, Sharing Dance Coordinator, at 204-957-2215 or


Livestreaming rehearsals are being broadcast every second Friday at 6:45 pm from now until June 8, 2017 at Both standing and seated versions of the routine are available and all lessons will be posted online for easy access.

Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival

RWB School Dance Ensemble students will be performing at the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival from May 3 – 21, 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 May 21st, 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

Ron Meyers Memorial Scholarship

In 2012, the Ron Meyers Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts was created to honour the dedication and commitment by long-time Winnipegger and dedication musical theatre aficionado, Ron Meyers. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to performing arts students whose passion and enthusiasm for the performing arts are evident in their studies and recreational life.

The $500 Ron Meyers Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts will be awarded to:
-A full-time student, who is a Manitoba resident.
-An active participant in the performing arts who is able to outline how he/she plans to be involved in the industry in the future. -A student who has been accepted into a performing arts program at the post-secondary level. -A dedicated community supporter.

Scholarship funds may be used to cover education, lessons, or to subsidize travel costs for studies. Please click here for more information.

Building Hours

Please note that the RWB Building closes as of 10:00 pm on weekday evenings. We ask that all students make their way out of the building in a timely manner following the conclusion of their dance classes. RWB Security begins the process of locking the building once all classes are finished, and we ask that students and families are mindful of this process.

Students are reminded that they are required to remain inside the RWB Building when waiting for their rides, as they are not permitted to wait outside in the drive-thru or side areas of the building.