CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET SCHOOL SEARCHES FOR NEW TALENT AS FIFTEEN STOPS ARE ANNOUNCED ON THE 2013/14 INTERNATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

September 13, 2013

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CANADA’S ROYAL   WINNIPEG BALLET SCHOOL SEARCHES FOR NEW TALENT AS FIFTEEN STOPS ARE   ANNOUNCED ON THE 2013/14 INTERNATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

Full Tuition Scholarship for four week Summer Session to be awarded to the top contender in each province and territory

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School announces the kick-off of the 2013/14   International Audition Tour as it prepares to send a team of professional   ballet educators across the country to search for the next generation of   talent. The tour provides young dancers an opportunity to audition for a spot   at a school that has been a top global training destination for over forty   years. The tour goes from coast to coast with fourteen stops across Canada   and one stop in the United States. In addition to in-person auditions, local   dancers can attend master classes with RWB School ballet experts in each city   on the tour.

Those who audition have the opportunity to win a full tuition scholarship for   the four week Summer Session taking place in July 2014. A proud supporter of   the RWB, Investors Group awards a $2,000 scholarship to an aspiring dancer in   every province and territory across Canada. The four week Summer Session   serves as the second phase of the audition process for the full-time program.

Graduates of the RWB School Professional Division have been sought out by top   tier performing arts organizations throughout its 42-year history. With its   alumni having outstanding careers with world renowned companies – from the   Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company to Broadway to Cirque du Soleil to La La La   Human Steps to New York City Ballet to Stuttgart Ballet – the RWB School has   been producing some of the finest dancers and dance educators in global arena   for over four decades.

“Making the decision to audition for the RWB School set me up for years of   success in my international dance career,” said RWB School graduate, current Ballet Mistress   and former Principal dancer for the RWB Company, Vanessa Lawson.   “Being in an environment with educators that were so technically skilled, so   passionate about the art form and so supportive of my personal development   played a huge role in my growth as a dancer. Attending the RWB School   audition was what opened the door and ultimately allowed me to fulfill my   dream of becoming a professional dancer.”

Auditions will be held for all three of the RWB School professional training   programs. The full-time Ballet Academic Program combines first rate academic   education with the highest quality of dance training for students from grades   6 to 12. Prospective students also have two opportunities to audition at the   post-secondary level: the RWB School Aspirant Program and the RWB School   Teacher Training Program. The Aspirant Program is a two year full-time program   that provides experienced dancers the opportunity to expand their repertoire,   refine their technique and gain valuable performance experience to launch   their professional career. The Teacher Training Program is a three year   full-time program that offers the finest pedagogical, practical and   interpersonal skills for a career as a dance educator. Every student with a   dream to dance or teach professionally is encouraged to attend.

“We are always excited by the talent in communities across Canada,” said Arlene Minkhorst, Director   of the RWB School Professional Division. “The audition tour   is an excellent way for dancers to discover their potential and an absolutely   vital next step in realizing their career aspirations.”

The robust programming of the RWB School has a sterling reputation for   producing talent in the world of ballet and in several arenas within the   performing arts. The programs have been developed to produce dynamic dancers   and dance educators with the pillar of ballet technique and complementary   training by experts in modern dance, character dance and performance   enhancement.

Pre-registration is recommended and prospective students can register now.   Pre-registrations are accepted in person, by email, or by post. The RWB   School also accepts walk up auditions the day-of and auditions by DVD are   also accepted. To download the registration form and learn more information,   please visit the RWB School website 0r call the RWB School Office at (204) 957-3467.

About Canada’s   Royal Winnipeg Ballet School 

Founded in 1970 by celebrated teacher and former Royal Winnipeg Ballet   Company Principal dancer David Moroni C.M., Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet   School has an international reputation for providing the highest quality   training to its dancers and dance teachers. Under the leadership of Arlene   Minkhorst since 2004, the RWB School has continued to develop a comprehensive   dance training system for students pursuing a professional career. RWB School   alumni have gone onto exciting careers in all facets of the dance industry   and currently form 70 per cent of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company and   comprise over half of its dance faculty.

 

 
2013–14   INTERNATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

CITY, DATE AND   LOCATION INFORMATION:

SASKATOON
Tuesday, October   15, 2013

Dance Saskatchewan
205A Pacific Ave
Saskatoon, SK

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 10-13 yrs
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:00-12:45 Audition 13+yrs

EDMONTON
Wednesday, October   16, 2013

Cecchetti Dance Theatre
The TransAlta Arts Barns
10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 Q & A
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Audition 13+yrs

CALGARY
Thursday, October   17, 2013

McDonald-Wilson Dance Academy
5107 33 St NW
Calgary, AB

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 Q & A
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
11:12:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Audition 13+yrs

VANCOUVER
Friday, October   18, 2013

The Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St
Vancouver, BC

10:00-11:00 Audition 10-12yrs
11:15-11:45 Q & A
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
1:00-2:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 Audition 13-15yrs
3:45-4:30 Audition 16+yrs

VICTORIA
Sunday, October   20, 2013

Ballet Victoria
643 Broughton St
Victoria, BC

9:00-9:30 Audition 10-12yrs
9:30-10:00 Q & A
10:00-11:30 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:30 Audition 13+yrs
12:30-2:00 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs

KELOWNA
Monday, October   21, 2013

Canadian School of Ballet
2303 Leckie Rd
Kelowna, BC

9:00-9:45 Audition 10-12yrs
9:45-10:15 Q& A
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
10:30-12:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:00-12:15 Break
12:15-1:00 Audition 13+yrs

CHARLOTTETOWN
Tuesday, November   5, 2013

Confederation Centre of the Arts
1 Studio
130 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
12:00-13:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
13:30-14:00 Audition 13+

MONCTON
Wednesday,   November 6, 2013

DancEast
449 St. George St.
Moncton, NB

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-10:45 Break
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:30-12:45 Break
12:45-1:30 Audition 13+yrs

HALIFAX
Thursday, November   7, 2013

Halifax Dance
Maritime Centre
1505 Barrington St, Ste G6
Halifax, NS

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master 10-13yrs
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master 14+yrs
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:15 Audition 13+yrs

OTTAWA
Friday, November   8, 2013

Vanessa Plettell Dance Studio
1501 Sieveright Rd, Unit #8
Ottawa, ON

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-10:45 Break
11:00 -12:30 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Audition 13-15yrs
2:00-2:45 Audition 16+yrs

TORONTO
Sunday, November   10, 2013

Martha Hicks School of Ballet
1660 Avenue Rd, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 Q & A
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
11:00-12:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Audition 13-15yrs
2:00-2:45 Audition 16+yrs

MINNEAPOLIS
Sunday, January   12, 2014

Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute
528 Hennepin, 6th floor
Minneapolis, MN

9:00-9:45 Audition 10-12yrs
9:45-10:00 Break10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-11:30 Auditions 13+yrs
11:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
1:30-3:00 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs

MONTRÉAL
Sunday, January   19, 2014

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
4816 rue Rivard
Montréal, QC

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:00-12:15 Break
12:30-1:15 Audition 13+yrs

WINDSOR
Monday, January   20, 2014

Edmunds Towers School of Dance
2555 Jefferson Ave
Windsor, ON

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
10:30-12:00 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs
12:00-12:15 Break
12:15-1:00 Audition 13+yrs

WINNIPEG
Sunday, January   26, 2014

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
380 Graham Ave
Winnipeg, MB

9:00-10:00 Audition 10-12yrs
10:00-10:30 Q & A
10:30-11:15 Audition 13+yrs
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 Ballet Master Class 10-13yrs
1:00-2:30 Ballet Master Class 14+yrs

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