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Nutcracker Alert 12/12/13

12/12/13 @ 2:30 – Thursday’s Rehearsal is Canceled. The rain has started and the roads are very icy.  People are sliding all over the place.

The plan for Friday is to get to the theater early (I’ll post the time soon) and rehearse before the show.

Stay home and stay safe.

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Nutcracker Alert 12/11/13

12/11/13 @ 1:55 pm –

Official word from the Corvallis School District, they will not open the building for us to rehearse tonight.

If you want to voluntarily join us at the studio, we will do a run thru of the entire show.

This is voluntarily, if you don’t feel you can get there safely, please don’t drive.  Anyone coming to attend does so at their own risk.

Thank you all for your patience and support during this frustrating turn of events.

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Nutcracker Alert 12/10/13

The Corvallis School District has said that due to the weather conditions they will not open the school for our technical rehearsal tonight.

We will have rehearsal Wed night.

If any of the Adv/Int or Adv girls would like to come to the studio tonight from 6:00-7:30, we can have a mini class.  The floor is at the theater, so we’ll have to be very careful.  email me at rsb.corvallis@gmail.com if you want to come.

Debi

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August/September 2013

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

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
– Audrey Hepburn

2013-2014 School Year Registration

CH0603Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is September 4th from 4-6.  Enrollment forms can be downloaded or complete one at registration!

Classes start the week of September 9th, 2013.

Fall-Spring 2013-2014 Brochure

New Class – Intro to Melt

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 4:15-4:45 and on Thurs from 7:30-8:00. 

Classes are open to dancers and non-dancers. 

http://www.meltmethod.com/

Chamber Ballet of Corvallis Auditions

CBC Auditions for the 2013/2014 year will be Wednesday, September 11th, 2012DG2401 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 dancers will be featured the Snow Scene in the Nutcracker.  CBC will also host and perform in the Dance Gallery on April 5th, 2014 and the Lilac Fairy Tea in May 2014.

CBC Contract is available for download for auditioning dancers.

 2013 Nutcracker Auditions

Nut0248Auditions for the 2013 Corvallis Regional School of Ballet Nutcracker will be Saturday, September 28th 2012.  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. 

Nutcracker Audition & Commitment Contract

Nutcracker Audition Announcement

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

If you have dance news you would like to share, please post a comment.

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October 2012

Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us at Regional School of Ballet in Corvallis

‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right’ – Henry Ford

 

25th Anniversary

We’ve half way through our first session for the school year.  You can still sign up for classes.  Contact us at 541-758-8203 or email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com for class information. Fall-Spring 2012-2013 Online Brochure

Do you have a story to share about RSB from the last 25 years?  Post it here or email it to rsb.corvallis@gmail.com

 

Studio Store

Our students look great in their new uniforms!  If you need dancewear, stop by the RSB studio store where you can purchase class leotards and skirts, tights and soon our RSB t-shirt.  The RSB store is open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30. 

 

2012 Nutcracker

Auditions for the 2012 Corvallis Regional School of Ballet Nutcracker went great!  The cast list is posted at the studio.  Rehearsals start Oct 2nd.   Rehearsal schedules are available at the studio or on our Nutcracker News page.

 

Get your RSB T-Shirt!

We currently taking pre-orders for our new RSB T-Shirt.  T-Shirts will be pink with black lettering saying: Regional School of Ballet/Poised and to the Pointe circling the studio logo.  Order forms are available at the studio or on our Studio Form’s page.  T-Shirts are available in Children’s sizes ($12) and Adult short ($13) and long sleeve ($17) sizes. 

Pre-orders will be accepted until Oct 31st.  Don’t Miss out! 

 

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

If you have dance news you would like to share, please post a comment.

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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

If you have dance news you would like to share, please post a comment.

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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

If you have dance news you would like to share, please post a comment.

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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!

If you have dance news you would like to share, please post a comment.

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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.

  

If you have dance news you would like to share, please post a comment.

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Upcoming Performance

2012 Dance Gallery with Special Guests Polaris Dance Theatre

Each year, the Regional School of Ballet hosts a community dance event in Corvallis.  The 2012 show is Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 at the Corvallis High School Theater.

 This year’s event will include local performances by Modern Dance Technique, BreakZone, Ecotones of Mnemosyne and The Regional School of Ballet’s performing group, The Chamber Ballet of Corvallis. In addition to these community performers, the acclaimed Portland group, Polaris Dance Theatre will also be performing.

Check out Polaris at http://www.polarisdance.org/ or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/PolarisDanceTheatre?ref=pb.

Tickets are just $10 for the show.  Pick up yours at Burst’s Chocolates at 353 SW Madison Ave in Corvallis!

 Bring a friend and come support our community and RSB dancers.