DANCE ENSEMBLE AND INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM (BY AUDITION OR INVITATION)
What is the Intensive Training Program?
For students who have shown ability and dedication for more intense training in classical ballet, the Intensive Training Program provides a specialized training environment. Students prepare for ballet examinations in the Cecchetti method of classical ballet. Regular ballet classes are supported with additional classes such as pointe, RWB School Dance Ensemble performance groups, conditioning and modern. Spring auditions are held annually for the Junior and Intermediate levels.
Intensive Training Program students may have the opportunity to participate in performances and competitions throughout the season.
Due to the accelerated nature of this program, a high level of commitment is required from students and attendance is extremely important. Students enrolled in the Intensive Training Program who are involved in other extra-curricular activities outside of dance at the RWB School should be prepared to make this program their priority.
DANCE ENSEMBLE (BY AUDITION OR INVITATION)
What is the Dance Ensemble
The RWB School Dance Ensembles provide a unique opportunity for chosen students to be involved in various performance opportunities throughout the year. Upon a successful audition or invitation process, choreography will be created and then entered in competitions, festivals and showcases throughout the year. Ensembles are offered within the Intensive Training Program for ballet, as well as separate Ensemble classes in jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theatre.
Alumni have gone onto careers on Broadway, Rainbow Stage and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and have continued their education with the RWB Professional Division, Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Boston Conservatory and the School of Contemporary Dancers. Students work closely with RWB School Artistic faculty, including award winning choreographers, and perform new works in festivals and competitions. They may also have exclusive opportunities to perform with other Winnipeg arts and culture organizations.
Auditions are normally held in person in spring, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, auditions for the Intensive Training Program and Dance Ensembles will look a little different this year.
This year, all students interested in being considered for a 2021-22 ITP or Dance Ensemble program are encouraged to submit a completed audition application form. Please find the form attached. Any students wishing to be considered for the ITP program must also provide 2 photos with their application (tendu in 2nd, 1st arabesque).
Please see the chart below to reference which programs your child may be eligible for. Please note, that level designations per program may change based on scheduling needs. Please note ages do no always coincide with the level of programming, but are included to provide new students direction to have level they may be considered for.
LEVELS OF PROGRAMMING
Completed Cecchetti/RAD Grade 3
Junior 2 ITP
Completed Cecchetti/RAD Grade 5
Completed Cecchetti/RAD Intermediate
Forms for the RWB Dance Ensemble and Intensive Training Program
Upon submitting an application for the RWB School Dance Ensemble and/or ITP, the application will be reviewed by a panel of artistic faculty and prospective students will be contacted regarding acceptance or further audition requirements.
Please note that acceptance in these programs may not be confirmed prior to placement distribution or the start of the registration period. Should your child be accepted into a program after they have registered for the 2021-22 season, their class fees will be transferred to your applicable program upon request
Please email completed form to the RWB School Office for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the school office for more information.