Dance Intensive

Dance Intensive

Dance Intensive

Dance Intensive is a dynamic two-week training opportunity for dancers ages 9-18 hosted by the world renowned RWB School.

DI18 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. DI18 will feature some of our finest ballet instructors and talented guest teachers who are masters of dance genres beyond ballet.


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No auditions necessary.

A minimum of 2 years of ballet training required and we recommend 3-4 years for ages 15-18.

On the first day of the program, dancers will be assessed by RWB School artistic faculty on their technical level in placement class. Dancers will be placed in a level for DI-18 where they will have the opportunity to refine their technical skills while being challenged both physically and artistically. Placements are not based on the age of the dancer or years of training.

Classes run Monday through Saturday. Students will be placed according to their technical level in ballet. Classes include ballet, conditioning, modern, creative movement, and more! Pointe will be available for dancers with experience at the discretion of our artistic faculty.

When not in the studio, the RWB School Residence will provide a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home for DI18 students. Residence will administer 24-hour supervision and includes living quarters, a dining room, student lounges with internet access, and laundry facilities. Our fun-filled activity program will provide dancers first-hand exposure to the arts and culture for which our city is known. In the past, activities have included a beach day, a go-carting adventure at Thunder Rapids and an evening of theatre at Rainbow Stage.


In Person/Online Registration

To register for Dance Intensive in person or via email, please complete the fillable form found in the side bar. Once completed, this form can be dropped off in person to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Office (located at 380 Graham Avenue), emailed to or mailed to Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, 380 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4K2.

Looking Back at DI17


Header Photo: RWB Principal Dancer Sophia Lee; Photo by Rejean Brandt. RWB School Students; Photo by Leif Norman.

More Information


No audition necessary, but at least 2 years of ballet training is required with a recommended 3-4 years training for ages 15+


DI18 is held at the world renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet, which boasts a modern facility, designed and built specifically for dance. The building contains 12 spacious, sprung-floor studios including a 220-seat performance space as well as private dressing rooms with lockers and showers.


When not in the studio, the RWB School Residence provides a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home for DI-18 students. Residence administers 24-hour supervision and includes living quarters, a dining room, student lounges with internet access, laundry facilities and a courtyard.

Explore Winnipeg

When DI-18 dancers are not training they have a chance to explore the city of Winnipeg with their friends! Activities include summer favourites like a trip to Assiniboine Park, attending Canada’s largest cultural festival Folklorama or visiting the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Some activities happen at the RWB School Residence and include paint nights, movie nights and dance parties!

Offered Classes

-Pointe (at instructor’s discretion)
-Dance History

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