Teachers Summer Workshop
Thank you for your interest in Teachers Summer Workshop; however, with a heavy heart we have made the decision to cancel this workshop scheduled for July 2020.
“Dear dance colleagues from Canada and beyond. Teachers Summer Workshop is been a very special event for the school for so many years. Personally, TSW is been a big a big part of my own growth as a teacher for over 35 years and I will sincerely miss this magic experience in July 2020. The comradery, ideas and professional development that is fostered over the course of one week always allows me to go back into the studio refreshed and inspired and I’ll will miss everyone. Take great care and look forward to reconvening in July 2021” – Johanne Gingras, Teacher Training Program Director
We would like to wish all dance educators and dancers and happy and healthy summer and we look forward to having everyone back in our studios as soon as safely can.
Looking Back at 2019
New topics for 2019 include:
Jazz Pedagogy with Recreational Division Principal, Nicole Kepp
Character Pedagogy with Professional Division Artistic Faculty Marijka Stanowych
Stretch and Strength with RWB Physiotherapist Katie Zwingerman
Looking Back at 2018
School Director, Arlene Minkhorst
Ms. Minkhorst is celebrating over 40 years of dedicated service in training professional ballet dancers. Minkhorst will focus on the use of plié for ballet technique and how to use it for pirouette and allegro at different level of training.
RWB School Professional Division Principal, Suzanne Andre
Ms. Andre will focus on the philosophy and curriculum of teaching children based on creative movement leading to pre-ballet. Miss Andre will also host a special evening presentation on the history of the RWB. 2019 – 2020 is the RWB’s 80th anniversary and this lecture will go into interesting detail about the past 80 years of teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance in Canada.
STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor and owner of Pilates Winnipeg, Monique Lavoie
Ms. Lavoie is an established figure in the health and wellness community of Winnipeg who is very proud of her son Michel Lavoie, RWB School Professional Division Ballet Academic Graduate. This year’s focus is “Intro to Fascial Movement Exercises” where participants can discover how adding these movement variables to a warm up can enhance mobility, strength and durability.