Summer 2016


The recital is this weekend!  If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, they’re st2016 Recitalill available at the studio and at the door.

Our show this year is Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales.  The show is Saturday June 11th at 2:00 at the Corvallis High School Theater.

Summer Classes

Summer classes are available for dancers of all ages.  Check our Summer Schedule for times and session durations.  And remember, if you can’t make the whole session, we can pro-rate it for you so you just pay for the classes you can take.Summer Brochure 2016

Fall Registration

If you can’t join us for the summer session, we’ll see you this fall!  Fall registration will be Sept 7th and classes start again Sept 12th.




Apr/May 2016

2016 Dance Gallery

2016DanceGalleryThe 2016 Annual Dance Gallery is April 16th at 7:30 at the Corvallis High School Theater.  Tickets are only $10 and are available at RSB and at the door.

This year we will be showcasing dancers from Regional School of Ballet’s performance group, Chamber Ballet of Corvallis, The Movement, Downtown Dance, Modern Dance Technique, Northwest Classical Ballet and East Dream Chinese Dance Group.

4th Session Tuition

We’re approaching the 4th and last session of the school year.  Tuition for the last session is currently due.  If you have any questions on the amount, please email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com

June Recital

Wordpress 2The recital will be held June 11th 2016 at 2:00 at the Corvallis High School Theater.  Tickets will be available mid May at RSB.

Dress rehearsal will be Friday June 10th.  We will try to follow the schedule as closely as possible.  There will be time for parents to take pictures of their dancer’s class.  All dancers must attend the rehearsal to be in the show on Saturday.

    • 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

Jan/Feb 2016

Recital News

It’s time to start planning for the June Recital already!  The recital year’s theme is Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales and will be Saturday June 11th at 2:00 with a mandatory dress rehearsal on Friday June 10th.  Rehearsal times are listed on the recital forms.   Recital Form

The form and process is a little different this year.  When you sign up for the recital, we’re asking that in addition to the $20 recital fee that the costume be paid in advance.  Costumes will only be ordered for students that have paid both the recital fee and costume amoung.

A listing of the costumes for each class will be posted at the studio.  If there are any additional costs e.g. larger sizes, hair accessories, etc., these will be billed later.

We appreciate your willingness to try this new process.  We’re hopeful that this will cut down on some of the paperwork.

The studio is now accepting credit cards to make this new policy more convienent. Credit Card Single Transaction

Spring Studio Closures

The studio will be closed in March for Spring Break and again in May for Memorial Day.  If there is an emergency closure do weather, information will be posted on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/regionalballet







Nutcracker 2015

Nutcracker is upon us.  After weeks and weeks of rehearsal and dozens of costumes made and fitted, it’s finally here!!!  Yay!

Some things to know –

There are classes on Monday 12/7, but no other classes will be held.

There are tickets available at Bursts for the shows and the Mouse King Tea.

The shows are Friday 12/11 @ 7:30, Saturday 12/12 @ 2:30 & 7:30

The Mouse King Tea is 12/12 @ 12:00

We still need some volunteer help during the show and to provide items for the Mouse King Tea Party.

All the people you see helping out at the studio are volunteers.  We can’t thank these people enough.  We rely on your help to ensure that we can continue to have this wonderful experience for our young dancers.  Thank you so much.

If you haven’t signed up to help yet, email rsb.corvallis @gmail.com or check out the sign ups that will be at the theater starting Tuesday.

Call times for Nut Week are as follows

Tuesday  – Technical Rehearsal

  • Act 1 5:30
  • Act 2 6:30

Wednesday – Dress Rehearsal (Costumes & Hair)

  • Act 1 5:30
  • Act 2 6:30

Thursday – Full Dress Rehearsal (Costumes, Hair & Make-up)

  • Act 1 5:30
  • Act 2 6:30

Friday – Show Call Times

  • Party Scene – 5:30
  • Fight Scene – 6:45
  • Snowflakes, Dove, & Maidens – 5:30
  • Sprites & Bunnies – 6:45
  • Variations – 6:30
  • Angels, Palace Dancers, Snaps & Sheep – 7:15 pm

Saturday Matinee- Show Call Times

  • Party Scene – 12:00
  • Fight Scene – 1:15
  • Snowflakes, Dove, & Maidens – 12:00
  • Sprites & Bunnies – 1:15
  • Variations – 1:00
  • Angels, Palace Dancers, Snaps & Sheep- 1:45

Saturday Night- Show Call Times

  • Party Scene – 5:30
  • Fight Scene – 6:45
  • Snowflakes, Dove, & Maidens – 5:30
  • Sprites & Bunnies – 6:45
  • Variations – 6:30
  • Angels, Palace Dancers, Snaps & Sheep – 7:15

Summer 2015

ML2884Summer class has been so much fun!  If you’re an Adv Int, Adv or Adult student and haven’t joined us yet, we’ll be having classes until Aug 20th.  Classes can be pro-rated so you’re just paying for the classes you take.

The Fall brochure is being printed up and will go out in the mail soon.  Or download a copy.  Fall-Spring 2015-2016 Brochure

Fall registration will be Sept 9th from 4 – 6.

Can’t make it to registration?  You can mail your form and tuition to PO Box 1238 Corvallis OR 97339 before the 9th to save your dancer’s spot in class.

Several other dates to mark on your calendars!


Nutcracker Tryouts are 9/26

  • Beginning level (ages 7—9) 1:15 – 2:00 pm
  • Intermediate level (ages 9—12) 2:15 – 3:00 pm
  • Advanced off Pointe (12 and up) 3:15 – 4:00 pm
  • *Advanced on Pointe (13 and up) 4:15 – 5:30 pm

Nutcracker Performances are 12/11 & 12/12 with the Dress Rehearsals on 12/8, 12/9, & 12/10.

Bob Irwin Celebration

Megan Irwin is organizing a Bob Irwin Celebration on 10/11/15 from 1-6.  She’s been working with ballet historians to catalog the collection of ballet memorabilia that Tom Irwin saved from his father’s estate and would like to share the amazing information she’s found with the community.  Come join us and see the amazing history of Regional School of Ballet.

Master Class with Candice Bouchard 9/12

Candice Bouchard from Oregon Ballet Theater will be teaching a master class on 9/12 at 1:00.  More information to come!  It will be open to all Adv Int and Adv dancers in the area.


Master Classes with Charlie Hodges

RSB is excited to host a series of master classes with Charlie Hodges.

Master Classes are $20 a class and scheduled:

Nov. 21   Adv ballet  5:00 – 6:30
Nov. 22   Contemporary 11:00 -12:30
Nov. 24   Int/adv ballet 5:00 – 6:00
Nov. 24   Adv ballet 6:00 – 7:30


PhotoRyanOrange copy‘Charlie graduated Valedictorian from Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts where he earned the Arnold C. Taylor Award for Artistic and Academic Excellence. He spent four years dancing soloist and principal roles with the Sacramento Ballet, performing works by Ron Cunningham, Balanchine and deMille. Charlie has spent the last ten years working for and alongside Twyla Tharp. Dancing in her touring company, he was nominated the Best Male Dancer of 2003 by the European Critic’s Choice Awards. In 2006, he made his Broadway Debut in the Tharp/Joel musical Movin’ Out. He assisted in the creation of, and performed in, Tharp’s subsequent Broadway musical The Times They Are A-Changin’. And in 2010, he won the Fred Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer on Broadway for the creation of his role, Marty, in the Sinatra musical Come Fly Away. He has had the thrill of staging works of both Tharp and Millepied on companies in France and Austrlia as well as in New York, Seattle, Michigan and California. And, he has guested with Lar Lubovitch, Los Angeles Dance Company, Westside Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. ‘ – LA Dance Project





Studio News, Uncategorized

August/September 2014

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

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

2014-2015 School Year Registration

R6395Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is September 3rd from 4-6.  Enrollment forms can be downloaded or complete one at registration!

Classes start the week of September 9th, 2014.

Fall-Spring 2014-2015 Brochure



Melt Method

Have you tried the Melt Method?  ‘The MELT Method® (MELT) is a self-treatment technique that helps  prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and  active living.’  Shelly Svoboda has become a certified instructor of this exciting technique and will be teaching two classes this year on Wed from 4:00-5:00.  Classes will be taught by Shandra Milstein.

Classes are open to dancers and non-dancers. 




Chamber Ballet of Corvallis Auditions

CBC Auditions for the 2014/2015 year will be Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 from 5:00 – 6:00.DG3506

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 dancers will be featured the Snow Scene in the Nutcracker.  CBC will also host and perform in the Dance Gallery in April and the Lilac Fairy Tea in July.

Check back on our forms page for this year’s CBC contract with detailed information.


2014 Nutcracker Auditions

Gingersnaps272Auditions for the 2014 Corvallis Regional School of Ballet Nutcracker will be Saturday, September 27th 2014.  Check out the details on our Nutcracker News page.   Auditions are open to all area dancers.   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.  More information will be available as it comes in. 




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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February 2014

Looking for a dance studio in Corvallis?

Regional School of Ballet continues to enroll new dancers through out the year. For more information on classes, download our Fall-Spring 2011-2012 Online Brochure. Or contact us at rsb.corvallis@gmail.com  541-758-8203.

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it.

Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.”  
                             ―     Steve Maraboli

Session 3

Session 3 has started.  Please email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com if you have questions about the amount of tuition due.  During Session 3, the studio will be closed in March for Spring Break.


The Recital is June 14th at 2:00 at the CHS TheaterR5109

Will your dancer be participating in the recital this June?  Download a Recital Form and turn it into your instructor.  We will be ordering costumes at the end of the month based on the forms returned.


Upcoming Performances

R5225Dance Gallery

The next performance hosted by Regional School of Ballet will be the Annual Dance Gallery on April 5th, 2014.  This show features amateur and professional performing groups from around the Willamette Valley.

Lilac Fairy Tea Party

The Lilac Fairy and all her friends are planning a tea  party in MDG2394ay.  Come see her and her friends dance variations from Sleeping Beauty and join them for tea.

RSB Recital

The RSB recital will be June 14th.     More information on performances will be posted in the upcoming months here and on Facebook.

Summer Intensives

Are you in Advanced or Advanced Intermediate Ballet?  Now is the time to start looking for a summer intensive dance program!  In a summer intensive, you can learn new choreography, improve technique, make new friends in the dance world and get inspired by the artistry of other dancers.  Students from RSB have gone to intensives from coast to coast in the USA and Canada.

Can’t get away?  We have some great opportunities right here in Oregon.  Check out the programs offered through Eugene Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theater and see if one of your dance friends will carpool with you.  Please share the programs you find with us on our Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/regionalballet.

Your dancewear purchase

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

Backstage a Midtown

Get advice from professionals on your next pair of pointe shoes! Visit Backstage at Midtown a new dancewear store located at 1590 Willamette St in Eugene. 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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12/12/13 3:40 Nutcracker update

12/12/13 3:40 –

Thank you all for your patience.  Talked to Shelly.  She can’t get into town.  I’m already downtown and if anyone can make it here safely, we can rehearse.  It’s totally voluntary and people need to make the best decision for themselves.

Busy streets like 3rd and 4th street are fairly clear.  Streets with less traffic where the snow is still packed down are very very icy.  I just walked along 2nd street and it’s very slippery and cars are spinning their wheels.

So – I will be at the studio about 5 or 5:15.  If you want to come down for a warm up barre, we’ll run what ever we can with who ever can get there.

Thanks – Debi