Seminars & Study

Seminars & Study – For Teachers

This area contains the latest Society of Russian Ballet Annual Seminar updates, including hotel and travel information, schedules and registration forms. We also include seminars offered by organizations and schools that may be of particular interest to our teachers and their students.


Seminar 2020 – Online Summer & Fall


Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Seminar 2020 will be conducted online through a series of four webinars in the Summer and Fall. All webinars are free for members in good standing. See below for dates, times and general content information. Webinar login information will be emailed to participants prior to each session. Please note that annual membership fees will become due on September 1, 2020. Non-members of the Society are welcome to attend any of the four webinars and should contact the Society’s Manager for further information and to remit admission fees. Please note the August 19th webinar will be followed by the Annual General Meeting. Login information for the AGM will be sent to members in advance.

Please download and complete the fillable pdf Registration Form and return it to the Society’s office no later than August 12, 2020.

A listing of document and syllabus updates can be found on the Member News page.


Seminar Questionnaires:

We are reaching out before each webinar to see if any of you have any specific questions or requests pertaining to the levels that will be covered in each webinar. Please submit your questions via the links to our online questionnaires below. Active links will be added prior to each webinar.



Webinar Dates & Topics:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 19th 12:00-2:00PM (Eastern)
    What’s New in the SRB: Introducing Digital Examinations, New Video Library and Meet & Greet by Jane Pound
    Primary through Level Four Syllabus Review presented by Donna Bender & Denise Vitali
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19th 2:30-3:30PM (Eastern) – Annual General Meeting
    Login information will be forwarded to eligible members.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29th 10:00-12:00PM (Eastern)
    Level Five through Eight syllabus review presented by Merle Adam & Katherine Clarke
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13th 10:00-12:00PM (Eastern)
    Levels Pre-Elementary and Elementary syllabus review presented by Jane Pound & Denise Vitali
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20th 10:00-12:00PM (Eastern)
    Levels Intermediate through Pre-Professional syllabus review presented by Leica Hardy & Jane Pound

Contact the Society’s Manager for further information.



Seminar 2019 – Tuesday, Aug. 20 & Wednesday, Aug. 21

Hold the dates! Here is the preliminary information about our Annual Seminar for teachers. Schedule and registration forms will be posted soon. Non-members of the Society are welcome to attend.

A listing of document and syllabus updates can be found on the Member News page. Please note these updates are effective as of August 9, 2019.


Seminar Information & Registration

Meet & Greet Information

  • Location: Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A6 (Room TBA)
  • Map: Manulife Centre

Accommodation & Travel

  • Accommodation Suggestions:
    • Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale
  • Travel & Transit:
    • From Airport to Downtown via Union Pearson Express Train
    • From Airport to Downtown via Toronto Transit Airport Express
    • From Airport to Downtown – Taxis, Uber & Lyft car share are all available from Pearson Airport
    • Toronto Transit to Studio – take Dufferin Bus to Dufferin & Castlefield, walk west on Castlefield
    • Toronto Transit to Manulife Centre – closest subway station is Bay Station on Bloor Line

Contact the Society’s Manager for further information.



Seminars & Study – For Dancers

This area contains information about courses and workshops. Listings for syllabus and non-syllabus courses with a strong focus on ballet instruction are welcome. Listings will be published at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

Contact the Society’s Manager to submit your listing.


The Society of Russian Ballet presents the Nesta Toumine Memorial Award annually to students that display outstanding technical merit and exceptional artistic development in the Vaganova style. Members of the Society’s Examining Committee, following the annual examination season, put the names of potential recipients forward for consideration.