JANUARY 2018 RECREATIONAL DIVISION ONLINE BULLETIN

Jan 02 2018 | Posted in Recreational Division Newsletter

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IMPORTANT CALENDAR REMINDERS

January 7: RD Classes resume.
January 10: RD Physio Resumes.
January 10: First Day of ExplorAbility Session #2.
January 17: Steppin’ Out Tickets On Sale.
January 19: RWB School Professional Division auditions (2) at RWB.
January 21: Cecchetti Ballet Workshop.
January 23: Quantum Arts Program begins.
January 29: Cecchetti Examination Payments Due.

Festival Rehearsals

For all students who have accepted invitations to participate in the Manitoba Dance Festival, choreographers will be contacting you this month to set up rehearsal times. Please speak to your choreographer if you have any questions regarding the Festival process.

Cecchetti Ballet Examinations

The RWB School is pleased to be offering ballet exams in the Cecchetti Syllabus for select levels. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week of the same level to be considered for these exams. These decisions are made by the student’s ballet teacher and will be based on their progress, attendance, and focus. Invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks. The exams will be in April and in preparation, a maximum of four Sunday exam rehearsals will be scheduled during the months prior. These Sunday exam rehearsals are mandatory and will take precedence over Festival rehearsals.

Upon completion of an examination, the student will receive a certificate and detailed report from the Cecchetti Society of Canada. Please be aware that ballet examinations are NOT mandatory to advance to the next RWB School and Cecchetti level (with the exception of Intermediate and Advanced exams). For more information please speak to your child’s ballet teacher.

Cecchetti Ballet Workshop

The Manitoba Branch of Cecchetti Canada will be presenting a two-day workshop on Saturday, January 20th and Sunday, January 21st, 2018 for students studying at the Grade/Standard 1 through to the Advanced 2 levels. Students are invited to work with talented guest examiners, Christine Richardson and Amy Blake-Hoffman, and other experienced teachers in various disciplines.

Registration includes the following classes (level dependent):

  • Ballet
  • Variations
  • Pointe
  • Character
  • Modern
  • Improvisation

Registration Fees:
Grade/Standard 1 (RWB Level 1) - $90.00
Grade/Standard 2 (RWB Level 2) - $90.00
Grade/Standard 3 (RWB Level ¾) - $113.00
Grade/Standard 4 (RWB Level 5A/Pre-ITP) - $113.00
Grade/Standard 5 (RWB Level 5B/Jr 1 ITP) - $113.00
Grade/Standard 6 (RWB Level 6/7/8/Jr 2 ITP) - $113.00
Intermediate (RWB Intermediate ITP) - $178.00
Advanced ½ (RWB Advanced 2 ITP) - $206.00

Saturday classes are for the Majors and Teachers only with classes starting at 4:00pm and ending at 8:45pm. Sunday classes are scheduled to take place between 9:00am and 5:00pm and will include ALL Grade/Standard and Major classes.

Cecchetti Canada Workshop Schedule


CECCHETTI CANADA - MB BRANCH
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Location: 505 Fort Whyte Way, Winnipeg MB

INTERMEDIATE

Modern
4:35-5:50

Ballet
6:00-7:00

Variations
7:40-8:40

ADVANCED ½

Ballet
4:00-5:45

Variations
6:00-7:00

Modern
7:10-8:25

OTHER

Teacher’s Pedagogy
7:40-8:40


CECCHETTI CANADA - MB BRANCH
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Morning Schedule

Location: 505 Fort Whyte Way, Winnipeg MB

GRADE 1/2

Ballet
9:00-10:00

Improvisation
10:10-11:10

Character
11:20-12:20

GRADE 3

Improvisation
9:00-10:00

Character
10:10-11:10

Ballet
11:50-1:20

GRADE 4

Character
9:00-10:00

Ballet
10:10-11:40

Modern
11:50-12:50


CECCHETTI CANADA - MB BRANCH
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Afternoon Schedule

Location: 505 Fort Whyte Way, Winnipeg MB

ADVANCED ½

Ballet
12:30-2:15

Pointe
2:25-3:25

Character
3:35-4:35

Intermediate

Character
2:20-3:20

Ballet
3:35-5:05

Grade 5/6

Character
1:00-2:00

Ballet
2:10-3:40

Modern
3:50-4:50

Pre-registration Deadline Through the RWB School Office: January 9, 2018

Disclaimer: In submitting a registration for this workshop participants agree that Cecchetti Canada/MB Branch and/or Kids Etc. Youth Movement Company and/or any of their representatives are not responsible for any loss or injury before, during or as a result of the workshop. Cecchetti Canada/MB Branch reserves the right to alter or change the schedule or faculty without refund but changes will be communicated to members as deemed appropriate. Fees are non-refundable once the RWB School has submitted them to Cecchetti Canada/MB Branch. Classes are non-transferable.

RD Physiotherapy Services

We are excited to let students know that physiotherapy will continue to be available to all RD students in the new year on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please note, however, that on Tuesday, January 9th the physiotherapy department will be closed and will be open on Wednesday, January 10th instead. Please call or visit the school office to sign up for an appointment if you require one.

REMINDERS

We would like to remind all students and parents to remain respectful of the RWB facilities. Please ensure that any waste (i.e., food wrappers, etc) are thrown out and that any furniture that you may have moved is returned to its original spot. We also ask that students ensure they are using the sinks and mirrors located in the change rooms when doing their hair for class so that the washrooms remain scent-free, as per our Fragrance Policy. We thank you for your attention to and cooperation in this matter.

RWB School’s Professional Division Summer Session Audition

First year Professional Division students from Winnipeg.

Niki, Oscar, Evelyn, Enrique and Joshua are first year RWB School Professional Division students from Winnipeg. They auditioned for the program last January and spent the month of July at Summer Session which acts as Phase II of the audition process. Phase II is designed to give students an opportunity to experience life at the RWB School and after one month of intense training they all received an acceptance call and began the program in September!

Professional Division auditions are on Friday, January 19

  • Ballet Academic (Ages 10+)
  • Aspirant (Post-Secondary)
  • Teacher Training (Post-Secondary)

Advance Registration Discount available until January 18 at 9AM

We encourage dancers of all ages and levels of experience to audition including those who are looking to become educators in the art of dance.

Auditioning or just looking for another training opportunity? Dancers ages 10-13 from are invited to register for a Professional Division master class.

Please visit rwb.org/audition or call the School Office for additional information.

Quantum Arts Program 2018

As part of the Quantum Arts Program, 40 students from the Winnipeg School Division will be selected by their academic teachers to attend ballet, jazz and modern classes at the RWB School from January 23 – March 14, 2018.

Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3:30p.m. The program will culminate with a demonstration at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from all participating disciplines within the Quantum Arts Program. We appreciate the generous contributions from the Children’s Heritage Fund which make this program possible at no cost to the students.

Reminder

In order to make up a class, please check that the class you want to attend is not full. Full classes will not accept more students.

Winnipeg Harvest Food Drive

The RWB School would like to extend our thanks to all those RD students and parents who donated non-perishable food items to this year’s Winnipeg Harvest Food drive. These items will surely help many Winnipeg families in need this holiday season.