Dance Intensive is a dynamic two-week training opportunity for dancers ages 9-18 hosted by the world renowned RWB School.
DI17 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. DI17 will feature some of our finest ballet instructors and talented guest teachers who are masters of dance genres beyond ballet. We are excited to announce New York based award winning choreographer and performer Josh Assor and RWB School Professional Division graduate and former Stuttgart Ballet dancer Kira Hofmann to DI17 this summer!!
No auditions necessary.
A minimum of 2 years of ballet training required and we recommend 3-4 years for ages 15-18. Classes run Monday through Saturday, with half day classes on Saturday. Students will be placed according to their technical level in ballet. Classes include ballet, conditioning, modern, creative movement, jazz 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 DI17 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.
To register for Dance Intensive please click on the Tuition button below to start the process. You may only register one student at a time. Once you have completed a form please click on the next button listed to continue the process. Please note that the Damage Deposit is mandatory for all students staying in residence and will be returned at the end of Dance Intensive, provided no damages are incurred. Once all forms are completed, please proceed to checkout.
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In Person/Online Registration
To register for Dance Intensive in person or via email, please click the link below for the fillable form. Once completed, this form can be dropped off in person to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Office (located at 380 Graham Avenue), emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, 380 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4K2.
DI17 GUEST TEACHERS
Kira Hofmann was born in Kelowna, B.C, and was accepted into Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School at the age of 11. During her five years at the school, she was awarded multiple scholarships including the prestigious Prince Edward Award and represented the RWB School at Assemble Internationale in May of 2013. She finished her schooling at the RWB, graduating with distinction from the Professional Division, and was accepted into the Akadamie at John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany for the following year.
The Akadamie, a two year program of post-secondary ballet training, was anticipated to finish in 2015. However, after the first 6 months of intense training and hard work, Kira was offered a contract with her dream company, the Stuttgart Ballet.
She has taught for The Canadian School of Ballet, Sarafanov Ballet Studio, Robb Card Dance Studio, and is currently a member of the artistic faculty of the Professional Division at the RWB School. Kira is eager to share her knowledge and passion with the students.
We are excited to announce New York based award winning choreographer and performer Josh Assor to DI17 this summer!!
Throughout Josh’s career, he has worked some of the most respected jobs including Broadway, National Tours, National Commercials, Film and Television. He has performed in major venues across the world including United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
Josh is currently working as the assistant choreographer for NorthCore Productions North American Tour of Saturday Night Fever. Some of his previous credits include Disney’s 1st National Tour of Newsies (asst. Dance Captain), Neleus in Mary Poppins on Broadway and and the 1st National Tour, Baby John In West Side story at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and dancing on ABC’s The Chew. He has worked regionally in productions such as The Little Mermaid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast and Aida the Opera.
Josh has been featured in Dance Canada Quarterly, Industry Dance Magazine and Dance Plug (Los Angeles). In addition to performing, Josh also judges, teaches workshops and sets choreography for various studios, schools and colleges across the U.S. and Canada. He has taught at Edge Performing Arts Center as well as the Broadway Dance Center. Josh’s strong dedication to his craft, his passion for creativity along with his natural ability to connect with both fellow artists and students continues to shape his career.
Header Photo Credit: Stanislav Belyaevsky
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DI17
No audition necessary, but at least 2 years of ballet training is required with a recommended 3-4 years training for ages 15+
DI17 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. Students also have access to the RWB medical support team throughout DI-17, including physiotherapy.
When not in the studio, the RWB School Residence provides a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home for DI-17 students. Residence administers 24-hour supervision and includes living quarters, a dining room, student lounges with internet access, laundry facilities and a courtyard.
Our fun-filled activity program will provide dancers first-hand exposure for which our city is known. In the past, activities included a beach day, a go-carting adventure, an evening of theatre and a trip to the beach!
-Pointe (at instructor’s discretion)