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 April, 2023!

Location: Royal Dance Conservatory (626 Leila Avenue)
Dates: April 18, 20, 25, and 27 (in the mornings)
Tues, April 18 (10:00am-11:00am) Musical Theatre with Joseph Sevillo (FULL)
Tues, April 18 (11:15am-12:15pm) Ballet with Rebekah Jones
Thurs, April 20 (10:00am-11:00am) Musical Theatre with Samantha Hutchings (FULL)
Thurs, April 20 (11:15am-12:15pm) Hip Hop with Victoria Exconde
Tues, April 25 (10:00am-11:00am) Jazz Funk with Tyrell Witherspoon
Tues, April 25 (11:15am-12:15pm) Tap with Matthew Armet
Thurs, April 27 (10:00am-11:00am) Jazz with Matthew Armet
Thurs, April 27 (11:15am-12:15pm) Contemporary with Victoria Exconde

In person: 20 people

Early Registration*: April 7th – April 9th, 2023

* 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.

General Registration: April 10th, 2023


Email us at to express your interest!


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

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