Nov 27 2017 | Posted in Recreational Division Newsletter



November 26-December 2: Parent Observation.
December 6 : Last day for ExplorAbility Session #1.
December 7 : Last day to drop off food for Winnipeg Harvest.
December 13: Deadline to submit requests for audition materials
December 14: RD Physio ends for the holidays
December 10 & 16: Last day for Movers and Shakers I
December 21 - 30: RWB Company performs Nutcracker.
December 17-January 6: Winter Break (No RD classes.)
January 7: RD classes resume.

Movers and Shakers II Registration

The first session of the Movers and Shakers program (3-year-old creative movement) will be coming to an end as of Saturday, December 16th. The second session will begin on Sunday, January 7th. Movers and Shakers II will not involve parent participation; however parents will be invited to view their child’s class during the March Observation Week. All registrations are currently being accepted through the School Office. Current Movers and Shakers students are welcome to register for the second session if they did not do so when they initially registered.

RWB School Winnipeg Harvest Food Drive

Donating to Winnipeg Harvest is one of the ways that our students can give back to the community. We will have Harvest bins placed outside the School Office from November 26 – December 7 for students, staff, and parents to drop of their non-perishable food items. This time of year is always a difficult time for some families and we encourage our own RWB School families to help out in any way they can in lieu of gifts for teachers.

Most needed items are:

  • Canned fish and poultry – tuna, or salmon (packed in water) chicken or turkey
  • Canned fruit and vegetables (packed in own juice)
  • Canned stew, chili, brown beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Baby Food - jars of chicken, beef, vegetables or fruit, infant cereal such as oatmeal, barley or rice, Formula with added iron (While donations of infant formula with added iron are needed, Winnipeg Harvest supports breastfeeding.)
  • Whole grain pasta/whole wheat pasta
  • Rice – brown, converted or parboiled
  • Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes
  • Cereal – high fiber, non-sugar coated
  • Canned soup – lentil, pea, vegetable

Dance Manitoba Showcase

On Sunday, November 19th the RWB School performed at Dance Manitoba’s annual Members’ Showcase. This event is dedicated to the promotion of dance and dance education in Manitoba. The Showcase Concert provides an opportunity for dancers to experience performing on stage in a professional environment and for Manitobans to sample the range and diversity of dance talent in the province. The variety of dance disciplines represented at the Showcase Concert include jazz, modern, tap, ballet, hip hop, and musical theatre. This year, the RWB School performed “Our End”, choreographed by Philippe Alexandre Jacques and performed by Anna Lamontagne-Badiou, Magdalena McGregor, and Daria McKennitt.

Requests for Audition Support Material

The RWB School is kindly asking that parents of RWB Recreational Division students who are interested in auditioning for specific performance opportunities, summer schools or workshops in the city or abroad, inform their child’s dance teacher or the Principal. The RWB School endeavours to support students through these audition processes, and ensuring teachers and the Principal are aware of participation helps us to do so. Please note, if students or parents are requesting support from the RWB School by means of video auditions or letters of recommendation, they must pick up an application form at the School Office and hand it in by December 16th.


Come and see your peers as they dance in the RWB Company Nutcracker performance over the holidays! This fun and festive performance is sure to put you in the holiday spirit; and as a part of the RWB family you will receive a promo code on December 4th that gives you the opportunity to purchase up to 4 tickets at a discounted rate of 25% off! Make Nutcracker part of your holiday tradition.


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.