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January 2012

Do you have your New Years Dance Resolution?

Ballet technique is arbitrary and very difficult.  It never becomes easy… it becomes possible.”
– Agnes de Mille

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.comor 541-758-8203.

THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the Dancers for their wonderful performances at our 2011 Nutcracker.  You all worked so hard and we hope everyone had a rewarding experience. 

Thank you to our guest artists; Claire Evangelista, Daniel Rutis, Rick Wallace and Rainbow Dance Theater. We appreciate you contributing your talent to our performance.

Thank you to all our volunteers.  The show could not happen with out the help of the volunteers.  Everyone pitched in to make our 2011 Nutcracker a great sucess.  We especially want to thank Cinda and Russ Logerwell for all the wonderful costumes and Jay Bickell for organizing the Nutcracker Moms and Dads.

Thank you to Marlena Graham and the volunteers for making the Mouse King Tea Party so much fun for the children.

And most of all, Thank You to everyone who came out to watch the show and support this wonderful community event.  

We hope that everyone enjoyed watching and participating in the show.  We’ll see you for the 2012 performance!

Session 3

Session 3 starts 1/23/12 and tuition will be due by 1/16/12.  Please email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com if you have questions on the amount due.

Dance Gallery

The next performance hosted by Regional School of Ballet will be the Annual Dance Gallery on April 14th, 2012.  This show features amateur and professional performing groups from around the Willamette Valley.  More information will be posted in the upcoming months here and on Facebook.

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 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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December 2011

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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.comor 541-758-8203.

Corvallis Community Nutcracker – Tickets Now on Sale!

Nutcracker 2011
Nutcracker 2011

Get your tickets early and support this unique and fantastic community event!

Tickets are $15  and can be purchased at Burst’s Candies on Madison between 3rd St and 4th St. Performances are December 9th at 7:30 and 10th 2:00 and 7:30 at the Corvallis High School Theater. 

Check out the article in the 12/2/11 Entertainment section of the Corvallis Gazette Times

Mouse King Tea Party

Would you like to meet the Mouse King and the other dancers? Join us for the Mouse King Tea Party Saturday December 10th. Participants have the chance to take pictures with the dancers, learn The Nutcracker story, have refreshments and take home a keepsake ornament. Tickets are $8 and will be available to purchase at Burst’s Candies.

Dress rehearsal week

Dress Rehearsal Week & Show Call Times are available for review.  You can also review the Nutcracker Hair & Makeup Requirements.  If you have further questions, just let us know.  Email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com.

Classes During the week of Nutcracker

The schedule for classes during the week of Nutcracker is as follows

  • Monday – All classes will be held
  • Tuesday – All classes will be canceled
  • Wednesday – Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet will be held.  All other classes will be canceled
  • Thursday – Creative Movement will be held.  All other classes will be canceled
  • Friday – All classes are canceled
  • Saturday – All classes will be held

For help finding an appropriate make up class, please check with your instructor.

Nutcracker Volunteers

We’d like to thank everyone who has signed up to help make this year’s Nutcracker a success.  If you haven’t signed up, there are a few areas that we still need help with. 

  • Concession sales
  • Ornament sales
  • Donation of concessions
  • Stage hand
  • Assisting young dancers backstage during dress rehearsals and shows

If you have signed up to provided refreshments, please bring pre-wrapped items to the Corvallis High School Theater before the Friday show.

Winter Break

The studio will be closed for winter break 12/18 thru 1/1. 

 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.

 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.

Always the question for dancers is: Can we fly?
– Jean-Christophe Mailo

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November 2011

Dance into fall at the Regional School of Ballet in Corvallis.

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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.comor 541-758-8203.

 Session 2

Session 2 starts November 7th.  If you have questions on your tuition payment, email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com.  If you’ve missed the start of the new session, no need to wait until session 3 to start classes.  Enroll any time during the session!  Tuition is pro-rated to just the classes you attend.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Classes at RSB  will not be held on Thursday 11/24, Friday 11/25 or Saturday 11/26.  Nutcracker rehearsals will be held on Friday 11/25 and Saturday 11/26.

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.

RSB T-Shirt Project

We’re looking for a volunteer to help coordinate our latest project.  If you have some time and can facilitate this project, email rsb.corvallis@gmail.com.

Nutcracker News

Corvallis Community Nutcracker – Tickets Now on Sale!

Nutcracker 2011

Get your tickets early and support this unique and fantastic community event!

Ticket Pre-Sales will be Saturday November 5th at the Regional School of Ballet studio between 1:00 and 5:00.  If you can sell tickets during your dancer’s rehearsal time on the 5th, email  rsb.corvallis@gmail.com.

Tickets will be available for  purchase at Burst’s Candies on 11/7 and are $15.  Burst’s is located on Madison between 3rd street and 4th street.   Performances are December 9th (evening) and 10th  (matinée and evening) at the Corvallis High School Theater.

 

Mouse King Tea Party

Would you like to meet the Mouse King and the other dancers?  Join us for the Mouse King Tea Party Saturday December 10th.  Participants have the chance to take pictures with the dancers, learn The Nutcracker story, have refreshments and take home a keepsake ornament.  Tickets are $8 and will be available to purchase at Burst’s Candies beginning November 7th.

Rehearsal Updates

  • Nutcracker rehearsals will be held on Friday 11/25 and Saturday 11/26.  (Thanksgiving Weekend)
  • The Forest Sprites will have one more Friday rehearsal (10/21).  Starting 11/1 the Sprites will join the rest of Snow on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 8:30.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice!!!

Nutcracker Program

The Nutcracker Program will be posted at the studio soon.  Please take a moment and double-check the spelling of your name.

 

You’ve  been cast in the role as a Nutcracker Volunteer

 To make the Corvallis Community Nutcracker a success, parents of the dancers need to volunteer.  There are a number of ways that you can help to make this year’s Nutcracker performance a success.   Tasks include;

  • Concession sales
  • Ornament sales
  • Donation of concessions
  • Stage hand
  • Poster distribution
  • Assisting young dancers backstage during dress rehearsals and shows

Check out our Volunteer Sign Up Board at the studio and find out how you can help.

 

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.

 

Dance first.  Think later.  It’s the natural order.  ~Samuel Beckett

 

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October 2011

Dance into fall at the Regional School of Ballet 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 or 541-758-8203.

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Dance & Delightful Veil Workshop

We welcome you to try this Free workshop for ages 10 and up that encourages a dance experience that isJanikea Regional School of Ballet a natural, intuitive and fun.  Discover how to let that fabric fly and become a seemingly effortless extension of your body as you dance.

This workshop will cover veil work, spinning (and stopping), spotting, traveling, staying in place, and more.

Veils available to borrow or purchase.

When: Oct 5th 7:30 – 8:30

Where: Regional School of Ballet

Cost: Free

Student Spotlight

Regional School of Ballet would like to recognize Finn G. for her dedication and hard work in her dance classes.  Finn started dancing when she was six years old.  Her Grandmother asked her if she would like to have swimming or ballet lessons and Finn choose to dance.  Finn’s most memorable dance moment is when she got the part of a gingersnap in The Nutcracker.  ‘Shelly made me do 100 cartwheels a day.’

Finn is enrolled in Intermediate Advanced Ballet, Pointe 1 and Open Ballet classes and her favorite steps to do in class are sotashas, pirouettes, grande battement and second arabesque.  Finn’s goal is to be a dancer in the NYC Ballet and the dancer she admires most is Adji Cissoko.

When Finn isn’t dancing, she likes to play volleyball, the guitar and the saxophone.  She also likes to hang out with her friends, listen to Lady Gaga, Foster the People, The Beatles and The Ramones.  When asked who she looks up to and why, she said ‘Hello Kitty, it’s funny, but she’s always happy and does what she wants.’

June 2011 Recital DVDs

You can still get your copy of the June 2011 Recital DVDs.  Just stop by the studio and one of our instructors can help you.

Corvallis Community Nutcracker

The 2011 performances of The Nutcracker will be December 9th (evening) and 10th  (matinée and evening)   Support this unique and fantastic community event as a dancer or an audience member!

Rehearsals start Tuesday September 27th.  Technical and Dress Rehearsals will start Tuesday December 6th at 5:00.  RSB makes every effort to run technical and dress 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.   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.

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.

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying

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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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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

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

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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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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. 

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