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Author: Emily M.
April 28, 2017

The Countdown Is On

“Being in the presence of like-minded students from around the world and feeling the exhilarating energy was inspiring in and of itself.”


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 It’s astonishing to imagine that another four years have flown by at NBS, and once again it is that magical time; Assemblée Internationale!

     I should begin by introducing myself: My name is Emily Murray. I am a grade twelve student here at NBS and this is my second AI. During my first year at NBS, in grade 8, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to observe everything from an insider’s point of view. Although I wasn’t directly involved with the festival, it was an amazing experience I will never forget. Just being in the presence of like-minded students from around the world and feeling the exhilarating energy was inspiring in and of itself. As a fledgling dancer, I was in awe of the older dancers. I could not help but be amazed. Sitting in and watching all of the classes, rehearsals and performances was an utterly unforgettable experience. I secretly longed for the day when I might be involved.

     Now that I am in grade twelve, my excitement has peaked as I realize these wonderful visitors are now my peers! A festival like AI is amazing and beautiful in so many ways, creating connections and life-long friendships with dancers from all over the globe. Unfortunately, I am in the process of recovering from an injury and am unable to participate in AI the way I thought I might, however I am still anxiously anticipating all of the events that will be going on. AI will provide so many opportunities to talk to so many wonderful and talented individuals and ask the real questions we are all so curious about. No matter how you are involved in AI, I can say with confidence, that over the course of the next week you will find yourself enriched and inspired each day. The electricity that is embracing the students and the school makes me wish that it were Assemblée Internationale all the time! More exciting updates on the way, so stay tuned! AI here we come!