RENOWNED BALLET SCHOOL LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICA-WIDE TOUR IN KELOWNA
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School seeks next generation of professional dancers
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Audition Tour 2019/20
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Canadian School of Ballet, 2303 Leckie Rd.
Kelowna is one of 18 North American cities on Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s (RWB School) 2019 Audition Tour. The search is on for talented young artists with the potential to become professional dancers and dance teachers. RWB artistic faculty will kick-off the 2019-20 Audition Tour on October 16 in Kelowna, and make their way across Canada and into the United States, concluding in Thunder Bay on January 26. Over the duration of the tour approximately 700 hopeful dancers will audition for one of three full-time programs:
Ballet Academic (academic grade 6 and up). Aspirant (post-secondary), and Teacher Training
(post-secondary) (see links for individual detail below).
Auditions run one hour in length and are conducted in groups decided by age. Students must be entering academic grade 6 in September 2020 in order to audition. No previous training is required for young students and no special preparation is required for the class. In the audition, students will be led through barre and centre work, during which time they will be assessed on talent, aptitude for classical dance, flexibility, coordination, musicality, and artistry of motion.
Master classes are available in most locations and are open to auditioning and non-auditioning dancers alike. These classes present an excellent opportunity for dancers to step outside of their comfort zone and work with different teachers than those at their home studios. Participating in a new exercise or receiving direction from a new teacher can resonate in a stronger way.
Ballet Academic (http://click.skem1.com/click/aqek-1d3ym9-kw3lkp-77aie8a6/) (academic grade 6 and up)
Aspirant (http://click.skem1.com/click/aqek-1d3ym9-kw3lkq-77aie8a7/) (post-secondary), and Teacher Training