Studio News, Uncategorized

September 2012

Join us at Regional School of Ballet in Corvallis and Dance!

‘Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.’ – Paige Arden

25th Anniversary

Shelly Svoboda invites you to join us for the 25th anniversary of Regional School of Ballet.  If you missed open registration it’s not to late to enroll. Contact us at 541-758-8203 or email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com for class information.   Fall-Spring 2012-2013 Online Brochure

Classes start September 9th, 2012. Please review the new studio dress code.  Attire can be purchased at RSB and store hours will be posted soon.  

Chamber Ballet of Corvallis Auditions

CBC Auditions for the 2012/2013 year will be Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:00.

Regional School of Ballet students are eligible to audition to participate in the Chamber Ballet of Corvallis at age 11 or by special invitation by Shelly Svoboda. 

CBC students are pre-professional students who have made dance a priority and it is expected that dancers will be participating in CBC for the entire school year.  Other extra curricular activities should not interfere with ballet classes, rehearsals or performances.

CBC Contract is available for download for auditioning dancers.

 2012 Nutcracker Auditions

Mouse King

Auditions for the 2012 Corvallis Regional School of Ballet Nutcracker will be Saturday, September 29th 2012.  Check out the details on our Nutcracker News page.   Auditions are open to all area dancers.  Rehearsal schedules will be finalized and posted soon. Questions?  e-mail rsb.corvallis@gmail.com

In addition to the RSB auditions,  dancers are encouraged to audition for the Eugene Ballet’s Corvallis performance of The Nutcracker.  Click for further information on these auditions.  But please check for any possible rehearsal conflicts before audition for both Nutcrackers.

Looking for Studio Sponsorships

Regional School of Ballet is inviting local business to sponsor community dancers.  You sponsorship provides you the opportunity to advertise at RSB performances, on the website and in the studio.  Annual studio sponsorships help RSB dancers defray the increasing costs for theater rental and technicians, prop and costume expenses and program costs.

Children in dance learn to focus their attention, to concentrate and to follow directions.   Dance allows children to explore their own creativity and capacity to respond to music through dance.  Dance welcomes everyone and neglects no one.

Under the direction of Shelly Svoboda, Regional School of Ballet has been providing a positive, enriching atmosphere for beginning to advanced level students since 1987.  RSB offers a number of performance opportunities to dance students in the community, including The Nutcracker, The Dance Gallery, the Lilac Fairy Tea, and the annual RSB Recital.

Multiple sponsorship levels are available to fit any advertising budget.  If you are interested in sponsoring The Regional School of Ballet, please download and complete a sponsor form today. Sponsorship Form

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Studio News, Uncategorized

July/August 2012

Start the Corvallis School year off with Dance Classes at Regional School of Ballet. 

‘Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.’
― Oprah Winfrey

 

We’ve been having a great summer session.  Hope you have made it to some classes! 

It’s fun to see RSB dancers returning to take classes.  Molly has been away at school.  She says she has good memories of dancing at RSB and loves to see everyone again. 

Andrea F has come back to the studio because she enjoys dance for exercise and wanted to come to the studio where she grew up dancing.

Jenna loves ballet.  She recently moved back to the area and RSB is where she started dancing as a child.

Ashley has been traveling and working after college. She has moved back to the area and is back dancing with us. Ashley returned to RSB last year because she likes Shelly Svoboda and the teachers at RSB. She likes how the teachers have strong backgrounds in dance and how they teach good technique. Ashley says that she too has great memories and that RSB is like a family.

We’ve had a sighting of Andrea H, too.  It’s been great to see everyone and we love to see how RSB dancers keep dance in their lives.

 

2012 – 2013 School Year

Shelly Svoboda invites you to join us for the 25th anniversary of Regional School of Ballet.  Open registration for the 2012/2013 school year will be at the studio on August 28th from 4:00 – 6:00.    Fall-Spring 2012-2013 Online Brochure

Classes start September 9th, 2012. Please review the new studio dress code. A change has been made to the Advanced Class leotard and skirt. Uniforms will be available at registration. Uniforms purchased through RSB are eligible for a discount.  Students will not be permitted in class without proper attire and hair worn in a bun or other style off the neck with bangs pulled back.

 

Chamber Ballet of Corvallis Auditions

CBC Auditions for the 2012/2013 year will be Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:00.

Regional School of Ballet students are eligible to audition to participate in the Chamber Ballet of Corvallis at age 11 or by special invitation by Shelly Svoboda. 

CBC students are pre-professional students who have made dance a priority and it is expected that dancers will be participating in CBC for the entire school year.  Other extra curricular activities should not interfere with ballet classes, rehearsals or performances.

CBC Contract is available for download for auditioning dancers.

 

 

 2012 Nutcracker Auditions

 

Mouse King

Auditions for the 2012 Corvallis Regional School of Ballet Nutcracker will be Saturday, September 29th 2012.  Check out the details on our Nutcracker News page.   Auditions are open to all area dancers.  Rehearsal schedules will be finalized and posted soon. Questions?  e-mail rsb.corvallis@gmail.com

In addition to the RSB auditions,  dancers are encouraged to audition for the Eugene Ballet’s Corvallis performance of The Nutcracker.  Click for further information on these auditions.  But please check for any possible rehearsal conflicts before audition for both Nutcrackers.

 

 

Studio Sponsorships

Regional School of Ballet is inviting local business to sponsor community dancers.  You sponsorship provides you the opportunity to advertise at RSB performances, on the website and in the studio.  Annual studio sponsorships help RSB dancers defray the increasing costs for theater rental and technicians, prop and costume expenses and program costs. 

Children in dance learn to focus their attention, to concentrate and to follow directions.   Dance allows children to explore their own creativity and capacity to respond to music through dance.  Dance welcomes everyone and neglects no one.

Under the direction of Shelly Svoboda, Regional School of Ballet has been providing a positive, enriching atmosphere for beginning to advanced level students since 1987.  RSB offers a number of performance opportunities to dance students in the community, including The Nutcracker, The Dance Gallery, the Lilac Fairy Tea, and the annual RSB Recital.

Multiple sponsorship levels are available to fit any advertising budget.  If you are interested in sponsoring The Regional School of Ballet, please download and complete a sponsor form today. Sponsorship Form

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Studio News, Uncategorized

June 2012

Looking for Dance Classes in Corvallis this Summer?  Join us at Regional School of Ballet. 

‘If you want to dance seriously, do. You must think about it day and night, dream about it,–desire it. ‘

-Christa Justus

Memorial Day

The studio will be closed on Memorial Day this month.  Please check with your instructor for an appropriate class if you want to make up the class and have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!  Please note: Erin will be running the Adv & Adult Classes on Memorial day so we can rehearse her dances.  Rehearsals will be held at the regular class time.

Summer Session June 18 – August 16

Registration for summer classes is now open.  Download our Summer Schedule 2012 and register today! To accommodate our working parents, classes this year will be held later in the day this summer. 

For Advanced Dancers, we’ve added a couple of new classes.  Nikki will be teaching a Variations Class on Tuesdays.  Shelly will be teaching a Performance Class on Wednesday.  The dances we learn in class will be performed in an in-studio show this fall. 

The studio will be closed for the 4th of July.

 

2012 RSB Recital

Dress Rehearsal 

Friday, June 1st, 2012 at the CHS Theater – 1400 NW Buchanan (east of Fred Meyer)

  • Dancers must attend the dress rehearsal to be in the show.  If your dancer’s class goes on stage without him/her, then he/she has missed the rehearsal and will not be in the show. No exceptions will be made.

Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes early to warm up. We make every effort to stay on schedule and appreciate your patience and flexibility.

  • 4:00 – 4:45 Creative Movement
  • 4:45 – 5:15 Pre-Ballet
  • 5:15 – 6:00 Beginning Ballet & Intermediate Ballet
  • 6:00 – 7:30 All upper level classes

Hair done as outlined below.  Wear appropriate undergarments for your costume (nude leotard), pink tights and pink ballet slippers./jazz shoes.   Pictures and videos are allowed and encouraged at Dress Rehearsal.  No video or photography is permitted during the recital.

Performance           

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 2:00pm at CHS Theater

The show starts at 2:00. 

Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Beginning & Intermediate Ballet dancers need to check in at the choir room by 1:40.  Dancers should arrive in costume.  Remember your hair piece and your ballet slippers!

Upper level dancers should be at the theater by 12:00. 

Tickets

Tickets are $10.00, reserved seating, available for purchase at RSB until Thursday, May 31 during studio hours and at the door 1 hour before show.  If your dancer will be watching the 2nd half of the show, due to fire marshal regulations, s/he will need to have a ticket.

 Performance Recital Hair & Make-Up

  • Hair back in bun with no bangs and no shiny clips.
  • For Creative Movement thru Intermediate Ballet –  red blush and lips, eye brow pencil if dancer has light color eye brows.
  • Upper level Ballet Classes – heavy street make-up with neutral color eye shadow red blush and lips.
  • No underwear under tights  Ballet:  pink tights, pink ballet shoes   Jazz:  black jazz shoes
  • No jewelry, nail polish or body glitter.

Recital DVDs

Recital DVDs will be available for purchase.  To order your copy, download an order form and return it and pre-payment to Shelly or drop it into the tuition box at the studio.  Recital DVD Order Form.

Have you heard about the new Dress Code starting next fall?

RSB is updating the studio dress code this fall.  More information can be found under our studio policy tab.  Leotards and skirts will be available to purchase through the studio starting at Fall Registration at a 10% discount. 

Dance Scholarship

Eurotard is awarding scholarships randomly to dance students.   Go to Eurotard.com and apply for a scholarship.  The grand prize is $1000! Good luck to everyone!

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Studio News, Uncategorized

May 2012

Join Regional School of Ballet this Summer at the Studio!

The Regional School of Ballet Summer Schedule will be out soon.  Look for it on our website under Classes.

“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
– Havelock Ellis

 

Memorial Day

The studio will be closed on Memorial Day this month.  Please check with your instructor for an appropriate class if you want to make up the class and have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!

Summer Session June 18 – August 16

The summer schedule will be out soon.  Check for it this month on our website under Classes. 

To accommodate our working parents, classes this year will be held later in the day this summer. 

For Advanced Dancers, we’ve added a couple of new classes.  Nikki will be teaching a Variations Class on Tuesdays.  Shelly will be teaching a Performance Class on Wednesday.  The dances we learn in class will be performed in an in-studio show this fall. 

The studio will be closed for the 4th of July.

 Upcoming Performances

Lilac Fairy Tea Party May 6th @ 2:00

The Lilac Fairy and all her friends are planning a tea  party May 6th @ 2:00.  Come see her and her friends dance variations from Sleeping Beauty and join them for tea.   Seating is limited.  Pick up your tickets at RSB during studio hours.

RSB Recital

The RSB recital will be June 2nd at 2:00.  Tickets will be on sale soon.

Dress rehearsals are Friday June 1st, 2012 at the CHS Theater.  Dancers must attend to be in the show.  If your dancer’s class goes on stage with out him/her then he/she has  missed the rehearsal and will not be in the show.  No Exceptions Will be Made.

  • 4:00 – 4:45 Creative Movement
  • 4:45 – 5:15 Pre-Ballet
  • 5:15 – 6:00 Beginning Ballet & Intermediate Ballet
  • 6:00 – 7:30 All upper level classes  

Need new dance wear?

Your purchase earns credit for costumes at www.discountdance.com. It’s easy! Just enter our Studio code TP27116 during checkout.

  

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Studio News, Uncategorized

April 2012

Check out the Dance opportunities in Corvallis

Regional School of Ballet is currently enrolling students in Advanced-Intermediate, Advanced and Adult Ballet.  For more information on classes, download our Fall-Spring 2011-2012 Online Brochure. Or contact us at rsb.corvallis@gmail.comor 541-758-8203.

 

“To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.”

 – Aubrey Lynch

 

 

Session 4 Starts April 2nd

Session 4 is here already and tuition is due   Recital costume invoices are also being sent out.  The costumes have already been paid for, so prompt payment is appreciated.  If you have questions about your account, please email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Performances

Dance Gallery April 14th

We hope to see every at this years Dance Gallery.  This is a great opportunity to see dancers and styles from around the Willamette Valley.  This year’s show is April 14th, 2012 at 7:30 at the Corvallis High School Theater.  Tickets are $10 and will be on sale at Bursts’ Chocolates on Madison and at the door.

Performers will include, Regional School of Ballet’s Chamber Ballet of Corvallis, Modern Dance Technique, BreakZone and Ecotones of Mnemosyne.

Lilac Fairy Tea Party

The Lilac Fairy and all her friends are planning a tea  party in May.  Come see her and her friends dance variations from Sleeping Beauty and join them for tea. 

RSB Recital

The RSB recital will be June 2nd.   

More information on RSB performances will be posted in the upcoming months here and on Facebook.

  

Need new dance wear?

Your purchase earns credit for costumes at www.discountdance.com. It’s easy! Just enter our Studio code TP27116 during checkout.

 

Backstage a Midtown in Eugene

A big Thank You to Petr Orlov of The Eugene Ballet Company.  Petr brought the store to the studio in March and we were all able to stock up on new shoes, tights and leotards.  Petr took the time to work with each pointe dancer, making sure each pair of shoes was a perfect fit.  

If you missed the event, you can visit the store in Eugene at 1590 Willamette St. RSB students receive a 10% discount on all purchases and profits are donated back to the Eugene Ballet Company. Check them out on Facebook or on the web at www.backstagemt.com.

Pointe shoe fitting appointments can be made with Petr Orlov by emailing backstage@eugeneballet.org.

 

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Studio News

September 2011

Come Dance with us at the Regional School of Ballet downtown Corvallis.

Session 1 Starts September 6th

Our first 2011/2012 session for Corvallis & Central Willamette area dancers starts September 6th.  Join us August 31st for open enrollment from 4:00 – 6:00.  The Fall-Spring 2011-2012 Online Brochure is available for download.  For enrollment questions, email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com or call  541-758-8203

Your dancewear purchase provides costumes for studio shows

Your purchase earns credit for costumes at www.discountdance.com.  It’s easy!  Just enter our  Studio code TP27116 during checkout.

June 2011 Recital DVDs

Recital DVDs are at the studio and can be picked up during studio hours.

Master Class and Professional Pointe Shoe Fitting

Check out this master class and professional pointe shoe fitting with internationally known dancer Xijun Fu and creator of Fuzi pointe shoes.  The event is being hosted by Backstage at Midtown in Eugene on September 17th.

Corvallis Community Nutcracker

Join us for our Open Auditions for the Corvallis Community Production of The Nutcracker September 24th 2011

Snow Scene
Snow Scene

Choreographed by Shelly Svoboda, The Regional School of Ballet has been producing The Nutcracker for 20+ years in Corvallis, Oregon.   The RSB production of the Nutcracker features a range of dancers from adorable snow bunnies to our professional guest dancers.  Audiences are treated to a full-scale production with colorful costumes and engaging choreography.

Dancers ages 7 and up in Corvallis and the Central Willamette area are invited to our open Nutcracker audition.  Each year as dancers advance, roles become more challenging.  The Nutcracker is a wonderful opportunity for community dancers to develop a professional attitude in dance and participate in a full-scale ballet production in a positive and nurturing environment.

This year’s performance will be December 9th and 10th.   Support this unique and fantastic community event as a dancer or an audience member!

Open Auditions – Saturday, Sept 24th, 2011

A $20 audition fee will be due at sign in. Please come early enough to sign in and warm up before your audition time.  Intermediate and advanced roles require the dancer to be taking ballet lessons.  Some roles require dancers to provide specialty make up, specific types of leotards, or character shoes.

Beginning level 1:15 – 2:00 pm

Intermediate level 2:15 – 3:00 pm

Advanced off Pointe 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Advanced on Pointe 4:15 – 5:15 pm

UPDATED 9/17/11 – Please check the  rehearsal schedule for conflicts.  Rehearsal times will not be changed.

Rehearsal Schedule

  • Dancers will only be excused from one missed rehearsal.
  • Additional rehearsals may be added on Wednesday from 3:15 – 3:45 and/or Friday from 5:30 – 6:30 for Snow Scene and/or Variations roles
  • Roles may be added, dropped or changed based upon abilities of auditioning dancers.

Rehearsals start Tuesday September 27th.  Technical and Dress Rehearsals will start Tuesday December 6th at 5:00.  RSB makes every effort to run the rehearsals as quickly as possible, but please be prepared for some late evenings during this week.

Calling all Nutcracker Volunteers

You don’t need to be a dancer to contribute to the success of the Corvallis Community Nutcracker.  There are a number of ways that you can help over the next few months to make this year’s Nutcracker performance a success.   The first opportunity to lend a hand is at the Nutcracker auditions on September 24th.   Other tasks include costume fitting, concession & ornament sales, donation of concessions, stage hand, poster distribution, and many other areas including being a Nut Mom or Dad who helps out backstage during dress rehearsals and shows.  Check out our Volunteer Sign Up Board at the studio and find out how you can help.

Eugene Ballet Nutcracker Corvallis Performance

If you are interested in trying out for the Corvallis production of the Eugene Ballet’s Nutcracker, auditions will be held at the Corvallis Academy of Ballet Sept 11th.  There is a $5 audition fee per dancer.  The Corvallis performance of Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be Thursday, Nov. 17th, at La Sells Stewart Center.

Audition Schedule:
Waltz of the Flowers    12:00-1:00pm – 3 years pointe experience required     4-8 dancers needed
Party Children     1:00-2:30pm – ages 11-15     6-12 dancers needed
Ladybugs     2:30-3:30pm – ages 9-11     up to 8 dancers needed
Angels     3:30-4:00pm – ages 7-9     up to 12 dancers needed
Baby Mice     4:00-4:30pm  – ages 5-7   up to 12 dancers needed

*with the exception of Waltz of the Flowers, all the children’s roles are open to female and male ballet dancers.


Rehearsals are held at the Corvallis Academy of Ballet.  Children’s roles are held on Saturday afternoons in Sept – Nov.  Rehearsal schedules will be passed out at auditions on Sept 11th.  CAB requests dancers do NOT audition if you anticipate scheduling conflicts with Saturday rehearsals.

Please be aware that Regional School of Ballet will rehearse Gingersnaps, Party Scene, Fight Scene and Palace Scene on Saturday afternoons.

To dance is to be out of yourself.  Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
~Agnes De Mille

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Studio News

August 2011

This is what’s happening in August at the studio

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Recital Photos/DVDs

Regional School of Ballet CorvallisCheck out our sweet ballerinas from the 2011 recital at facebook.com/regionalballet or on our photo gallery page.  If you have a photo you would like to share, send it to rsb.corvallis@gmail.com.  The Recital DVDs are available at the studio.  We’re open in August Mon & Thur 6:30 – 7:30.  Pre-ordered DVDs can be picked up then.  Or at registration on August 31st 4:00 – 6:00.

Corvallis Dance Summer Intensive Workshop

August 1st – 4th 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us this summer for our Intensive Workshop.  We have an exciting week planned.  Suzanne Haag of the Eugene Ballet will teach Ballet,  Polaris Dance Theater will be back to teach Modern and Kelly Volkmann will be teaching Jazz.

The workshop is open to students ages 10 & up.  Sign up for the week for $90 or $25/class.

Email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com for more information or call 541-758-8203

August  8th – 26th

New this year!  We will continue an evening class for a second 4 week session.  This class will be open to adults and dancers 10 and up.

Registration

Join us at our open registration August 31 from 4:00 – 6:00.  Fall classes start September 6th.  Class schedules will be sent in the mail or download an electronic copy. Fall-Spring 2011-2012 Online Brochure

Does your dancer need new dancewear?

Dancewear can be purchased anywhere.  You can help the studio earn credit for costumes when you purchase items at www.discountdance.com.  Just enter  our Studio code TP27116 during checkout!

Nutcracker Auditions

The 2011 Regional School of Ballet Nutcracker Auditions will be held September 24th.  A schedule of the audition and rehearsal schedules will be available soon.

If you are interested in trying out for the Corvallis production of the Eugene Ballet’s Nutcracker, auditions will be held at the Corvallis Academy of Ballet Sept 11th.  For details contact The Corvallis Academy of Ballet.

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.  ~Vicki Baum

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Studio News

July 2011

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and is excited to get back to dancing after our break.  Here’s whats coming up at the studio.

July 5 – July 29th

Our regular summer classes start July 5th and run thru July 29th.  This session will include all our regular classes.

August 1st – August 4th

Our Summer Intensive  runs August 1st – August 4th.  This is a great opportunity to try different types of dance and different instructors.  Sign up for the entire week or come as a drop in.

August  8th – 26th

New this year!  We will continue an evening class for a second 4 week session.  This class will be open to adults and dancers 10 and up.

Other Information

You can now subscribe and receive updates and studio news automatically.  Just click Email Subscription on the right.

Congratulations to Shannan Bialek of the Advanced Intermediate class.  Shannan was accepted into the Cornish College of Arts Summer Intensive.

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Studio News

2011 Recital DVD

Recital 2011 DVDs are available for pre-order. They are $15. Please email your name, dancer’s name and phone number to rsb.corvallis@gmail.com. We will let you know when they are available for pick up at the studio.

Update!

Recital DVDs are available at the studio for pick up.  The studio is open from 6:30 – 7:30 M & Th thru Sept 1st, on August 31st from 4:00 – 6:00 for open registration and starting Sept 6th with our regular class schedule.

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Studio News

June News

Our 2011 Recital went really well.  Want to thank everyone for all the support and for coming to watch the show.

Special Thanks to

  • All our dancers.  You all did a fantastic job.  Everyone from our littlest to our advanced dancers was focused, professional and performed wonderfully.
  • Thanks to all our Adv & Adv/Int girls for helping with the younger dancers backstage.
  • Thanks Anne for organizing the flower sale.  Thanks Andrea and Danielle for helping with the sale at the recital.

Recital DVD

A dvd of the 2011 recital will be made available.  Forms for pre-ordering will be made available soon.

Summer classes start July 5th. 

Click Classes  for the summer schedule or to download our brochure.

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