On 4th November, 2011 at 12.00 and 19.00
Riga Latvian Society Big Hall 

 New staging of Bruno Skulte’s ballet KOKLE PLAYER AND DEVIL

Original scenery of Ēvalds Dajevskis 
Story - Bruno Skulte and Regīna Kaupuža

Participate: Riga Choreography secondary school’s students, Riga Latvian Society’s women choir Ausma, Riga’s Pupils’ Palace kokle ensemble Austriņa, Riga kokle group, kokle quartet Kārta, Latvian National opera orchestra wind-instruments’ group.

Storyteller - actor Rūdolfs Plēpis.

Choreography: Regīna Kaupuža and Agnese Andersone.



Riga Choreography School’s Christmas concert

December 21, 2010.



November 13, at Emīla Dārziņa Music School took place a Latvian Music schools piano class student’s Memorial concert dedicated to 200th Anniversary of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann.

The concert was opened with a fragment from ballet “Šopeniāna” (The Chopiniana) performed by students of Riga Choreography School.




Ballet Master Mikhail Fokine, creating the choreography of his romantic ballet „Chopiniana” (Les Sylphides), has tried to return a conditionality of classical ballet dance to its highest level of development.

Fokine describes his staging as a „reverie romantique” - „romantic reverie", revealing thatSylphides is his dream of poesy, melancholy and craving for something unattainable that offers a romantic ballet. Author confirms that art must be formed by emotions and feelings and not buy human though.

November 8, at Latvian National Opera, choreography of Mikhail Fokine performed by 23 students of Riga Choreography School and a ballet soloist Zigmārs Kirilko conjured a romantic atmosphere of Frederic Chopin’s music commemorating the 200th of composer.

Frederic Chopin. Ballet “Chopiniana”

Choreographer – Mikhail Fokine

Staging – Regīna Kaupuža

Repetitor – Zane Lieldidža

Stage Lightings – Kārlis Kaupužs

Stage Design – Juris Salmanis


Participants: students of Riga Choreography School and soloists – final year students Jūlija Brauer, Annija Kopštāle, 2nd year student Paulīne Druka and Latvian National Opera ballet soloist Zigmārs Kirilko.


Acting director of Riga Choreography School Inese Apine - Ritenberga, Artistic director Haralds Ritenbergs.




 We congratulate prizewinner at Ballet concourse of Grasse, France: ANNIA KOPSTALE with 3rd place and her teacher Indra Lapshina!



 Training – master classes of French School

From 20 September to 2 October Riga Choreography School organizes master classes of classical dance. Within the project “Professional development of masters of culture education”
Nr. 2009/0208/1DP/

the workshop will be hold by lecturer Joёlle Mazet, representing the French school of ballet.

The project is co-financed by European Union.

PowerPoint Slide Show

 Guests from Georgia

On September 10 Riga Choreography School received a guest from Georgia, wife of actual Minister of Foreign Affairs Nina Ananiashvili. Being likewise ballerina and artistic director of the National Ballet Ensemble of Georgia, she participated at 2d grade’s classes of classical dance by teacher Zane Lieldidža-Kolbina.


 Training – master classes of ROYAL ACADEMY of DANCE

From 31 May 31 till 3 June 2010 Royal Academy of Dance offered master classes of training methodology of classical dance. Classes of Royal Academy of Dance Examination Syllabus for 2d and 3d grade students were conducted by ex Australian ballet dancer Ramona Rata Zakarevicius.





May 21 Ints Dālderis, Minister of Culture awarded 39 students with Prize of Ministry of Culture for achievements at international art competitions, exhibitions and displays. About 30 teachers and concert masters received a gratitude for their investment in educating.

Ceremony took place in Organ Hall of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.

Between the prized were students of Riga Choreography School: Jūlija Brauere, Evelīna Godunova,
Aleksandrs Osadčijs, Alise Prudāne, Donats Rudzītis, Ieva Rācene

and teachers
Indra Lapšina, Marians Butkevičs, Rita Harlapa.




We congratulate prizewinner at Ballet concourse of Falun, Sweden: ANNIA KOPSTALE with 2nd place and her teacher Indra Lapshina!




 Riga Choreography School student's concert

Saturday, 23.05.10 19:00
The Latvian National Opera, Man hall






Congratulations!We congratulate prizewinners at Ballet concourse of Spoleto, Italy: Lauma Berga with 1st place, Paula Lieldidža-Kolbina - 2nd place and their teachers Agnese Andersone and Zane Lieldidža-Kolbina!

Ballet class with Alexander Pereda in Riga Choreography School 

10 – 11 March 2010 Riga Choreography School organized a workshop of Alexander Pereda, a ballet dancer and pedagogue from Cuba.
Alexander Pereda has learned at The Cuban National Ballet School and performed with several dance companies in South America and Europe. Pereda has worked as the pedagogue-repetitor in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria. 
Currently, he performs this post at Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm) and in Royal Swedish Ballet School, invited as a guest pedagogue at The Latvian National Opera.

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Reviews on the Internet: Alexander Pereda from Cuba. His special temperament during the ballet classes inspires and leaves no one indifferent.


This is the fourth year when the spring enters in Riga Choreography School with the impressive spirit of competition “Classical Dance Variation.” Also this year the 2 – 5 grades students in addition of curricular activities had the opportunity to prepare themselves, develop and improve their dance skills with the school program.

More information about the rules of the competition, process and results in Semināri/Konkursi

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The Evening of Classical Variation of 6 March 2010 could safely be called the creativity show of I – III years students of Riga Choreography School.     
As in other years, the prospective ballet artists expressed themselves in a creative, dynamic and compelling dance.



25 – 27 January 2010 Riga Choreography School organized a workshop of classical dance, attended by 3 – 5 grade and I-III year students and school pedagogues.

The workshop was conducted by professor of Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and dean of Faculty of improvement of professional skills M Gribanova.

As well within the workshop was conducted an open- hour by 2nd grade students (ped. Z.Lieldidža – Kolbina).

The Workshop was organized thanks to the support of Guild of Latvian Ballet and Dance (president of the board of GLBD R. Kaupuža)


Photo gallery



 And fairy tale again!


Riga Choreography School invites you to meet with characters from fairy tales in Christmas atmosphere.

There have been resumed one- act plays of ballet The Shepherdess and the Chimney sweep, The Little Match Girl after fairy tales of H.Ch. Andersen.

Show will be held December 23 concert Hall of Riga Choreography School, street Kalnciema 10/12.

Curtain up: 18.00. Entrance free.






 Christmas concert


19 December 17.00 at concert hall of Riga Choreography School, street Kalnciema 10/12, will take a place Christmas concert of students of RChS.


Look for the photos of the concert in photo gallery




We congratulate prizewinners at Ballet concourse of Grasse, France: Alise Prudāne with 1st place and GRAND PRIX of City of Grasse, Ieva Rācene – 2nd place and regional reward and their pedagogue Rita Harlapa!






 EU structural funds in education and science

2009, 16 September contract
between the Education and Science Ministry and the
Riga Choreography School
on cooperation in the European Social Fund, the program 
  "Human Resources and Employment",
Appendix sub-activitie
  "Initial vocational education more attractive"
the project "Initial vocational education more attractive"
Contract no. 2009/0001/1DP/


EU Funds Projects...