Free Community Classes & Workshops

For Music Theatre Performers

Free Community Classes & Workshops

Annually, we offer FREE dance classes in various styles. In the past we have offered both beginner and intermediate Jazz Technique classes which focused on conditioning, flexibility, and on the technical side of jumps, kicks, turns, body alignment, posture, and coordination. We have also offered beginner and intermediate level Tap classes focused on building flexibility, coordination and speed of movement to produce clear tap-sounds while widening dancers’ vocabulary of tap steps, combinations and rhythms. We have also previously offered FREE workshops for artists (please check the “Workshops” tab for updated information!)

Rainbow Stage’s free workshops aim to hone the skills of musical theatre artists
and provide support for their career development.

WORKSHOP: Lifting the Curtain on Auditions

On October 14 Rainbow Stage offered our first free audition workshop: Lifting the Curtain on Auditions!

Led by a workshop panel of experienced theatre artists from across the province and beyond, the workshop provided artists with a wealth of insight on how to be the most prepared when entering the audition room.

Moderator: Kara Joseph (Moderator), Host (Rainbow Speaks), Artist, Executive Director (Rainbow Harmony Project)

Panel Guests:

  • Ryan DeSouza (via Zoom), Associate Music Director
    (Shaw Festival)
  • Alexandra Herzog (via Zoom), Choreographer
  • Jayne Paterson, Actor, Director
  • Paula Potosky, Actor, Music Director
  • Kimberley Rampersad, Associate Artistic Director
    (Shaw Festival)
  • Carson Nattrass, Artistic Director (Rainbow Stage)
  • Jacqueline Harding, Associate Artistic Director
    (Rainbow Stage)

Did you miss the Workshop? You can now watch it any time on our YouTube channel by clicking the button below!


Dance Classes

Each year, Rainbow Stage offers our community FREE dance classes in a variety of styles! We are so excited to announce that our Free Dance Classes program is back this year and will be taking place in October 2022!

Location: Royal Dance Conservatory (626 Leila Avenue) and live on our YouTube Channel!

Dates: October 18 – 27th

Classes:

TUES, OCTOBER 18th

  • 10:00 – 11:00am : Free Open Level Musical Theatre with Joseph Sevillo (FULL IN PERSON)
  • 11:15 – 12:15pm : Free Open Level Ballet with Rebekah Jones

THURS, OCTOBER 20th

  • 10:00 – 11:00am : Free Open Level Tap Dance with Tyrell Witherspoon
  • 11:15 – 12:15pm : Free Open Level Contemporary Dance with Victoria Exconde

TUES, OCTOBER 25th

  • 10:00 – 11:00am : Free Open Level Jazz Funk with Tyrell Witherspoon (FULL IN PERSON)
  • 11:15 – 12:15pm : Free Open Level Musical Theatre with Samantha Hutchings (FULL IN PERSON)

THURS, OCTOBER 27th

  • 10:00 – 11:00am : Free Open Level Hip Hop with Victoria Exconde
  • 11:15 – 12:15pm : Free Open Level Jazz with Rachael Mclaren

Capacity:

In person: 20 people

Online: Unlimited!

Registration:
We ask those interested in the in-person or online experience to register ahead of time!

Early Registration*: Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2022

* Rainbow Stage is offering an Early Registration period for those who identify as members of under-served communities and/or equity seeking groups. We will be working with our Community Support Program partners to share with members of their communities. If you wish to register early, email your interest to education@rainbowstage.ca.

General Registration: October 7th, 2022

WHAT IF I AM INTERESTED IN EXPRESSING INTEREST TO TEACH DANCE AND MOVEMENT CLASSES WITH RAINBOW STAGE?

Email us at education@rainbowstage.ca to express your interest!

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?

If you have questions about our Movement and Dance Training, send us your questions and we will add them to this page! Email us at education@rainbowstage.ca

Rainbow Stage is committed to promote equal engagement opportunities by inclusive casting of artists who self-identify as diverse in roles where ethnicity, gender, age, the presence or absence of a disability, or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by law, is not prescribed