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 was conducted online through a series of four free webinars in the Summer and Fall. The series is now available for viewing on our YouTube Channel. See below for dates, times, general content information and video links. Non-members of the Society are welcome to view any of the four webinars.

Members should note that a listing of the latest document and syllabus updates can be found on the Member News page.


Webinar Dates, Topics & Video Links:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 19th 12:00-2:00PM (Eastern)
    Raising the Barre #1 Video Link
    What’s New in the SRB: Introducing Virtual 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
    Full Members may email the Society’s Operations, Documents & Website Manager for the unlisted video link.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29th 10:00-12:00PM (Eastern)
    Raising the Barre #2 Video Link
    Level Five through Eight syllabus review presented by Merle Adam & Jane Pound.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13th 10:00-12:00PM (Eastern)
    Raising the Barre #3 Video Link
    Levels Pre-Elementary and Elementary syllabus review presented by Jane Pound & Denise Vitali.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20th 10:00-12:00PM (Eastern)
    Raising the Barre #4 Video Link
    Levels Intermediate through Pre-Professional syllabus review presented by Leica Hardy & Jane Pound.


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.