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.

All Intensive Training Program students will participate in the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival and may have the opportunity to perform in various events 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

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 two competitions over the course of the year, in addition to the Manitoba Dance Festival. Ensembles are offered within the Intensive Training Program for ballet, as well as separate Ensemble classes. These classes are offered in jazz, tap and musical theatre.


The RWB will be holding auditions for their annual Nutcracker performances to be presented from December 21-30 at the Centennial Concert Hall. Recreational Division students are invited to attend an audition for the roles of Mounties, mice, party children, angels, reindeer and polar bears on Sunday, September 24! Parents can pick up registration forms from the School Office to be filled out in advance of the audition. Dancers between the ages of 7-12 years old must be within the height range of 3’8” and 4’10”. Dancers between the ages of 13-15 years old must be within the height range of 5’0” and 5’6”. All participants are asked to submit a headshot with their audition registration (school photos will be accepted). Registration forms, student measurements and headshots will be accepted during registration on the day of the audition date only. Registration forms will be available at the School Office beginning on Monday, September 11.


11:15-12:00 Registration for 7 & 8 year olds
12:00-1:15 Audition for 7 & 8 year olds
12:30-1:30 Registration for 9-12 year olds
1:30-2:45 Audition for 9-12 year olds
2:30-3:00 Registration for 13-15 year olds
3:00-3:30 Audition for 13 -15 year olds

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