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2013/14 National Audition Tour National Audition Tour Registration is Now Open
Registration for the 2013/2014 National Audition Tour, presented by Sun Life Financial, is now open. Register online for both open classes and auditions. Early registration is encouraged as there is limited space available in both open classes and auditions.
Teacher Training Program Dance Teacher Training Information Day
Those interested in becoming a classically trained ballet teacher are invited to our inaugural Teacher Training Program Day (TTP Day) at NBS on Saturday, September 28. Students will have an opportunity to learn about our specialized post-secondary program for dance pedagogy, with a focus on the teaching of classical ballet. Learn more, register now, or watch a video.
Culture Days Culture Days are this weekend!
NBS is proud to participate in the 2013 Culture Days event happening September 28 and 29. We're offering a range of classes on Sunday, from ballet to Bollywood, so check out the list and register now! Observation classes don't require registration. They'll be held in the Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street on Saturday, from 10am–2:15pm.
Dance Studio Life magazine cover AI 13 in the News
Want an in-depth look at NBS' Assemblée Internationale 2013 (AI 13) festival? Be sure to read Joseph Carman's article about the AI 13 in Dance Studio Life's September issue. The article includes comments made by several NBS faculty members, as well as numerous photos taken during the festival.
Adult Ballet students Adult Ballet Program
Adult Ballet Program Term II registration will open on our website in November. Sign up on to the Adult Ballet Contact List for early bird information details.
Associates students Associates Program
The Associates Program is well into the new school year. Please note the following: classes will not be running over Thanksgiving Weekend – October 11 through 14 inclusive, and Pointe classes start immediately following Thanksgiving Weekend. Be sure to book your Pointe shoe fitting at The Shoe Room.
The Nutcracker Nutcracker auditions
Students with a background in dance and who are in grades 8 and up may audition for roles in the Act 1 Battle Scene of The National Ballet of Canada's The Nutcracker. Registration begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, October 6, with auditions starting at 1:00 pm and ending at 4:00pm. Learn more...
students Message from NBS' Student Council
Grade 12 Student Council President, John Canfield is looking forward to making the 2013/14 school year an exciting and memorable one with new ideas and innovations. The year kicked off with NBS' Annual Student Picnic, held on Sunday, September 22. Be sure to check out the Student Council page to stay up-to-date on what the students are up to throughout the year.
PBP students Fall Pre-Observation Reception & Experience
Thursday, October 24, 10:00am – Donors who give at the Benefactors' level ($1,000) and above are invited to attend an informative pre-observation conversation with a member of the NBS Artistic Staff, followed by a visit to the studio to observe the students hard at work in dance class. RSVP by October 18th, 2013 to Chelsea Ireton at 416.964.3780 x2205 or
ECHOage logo Let NBS be a part of your child's next birthday
NBS is now partnered with ECHOage, a free online birthday party service that is both charity-driven and eco-friendly. The website allows children who are celebrating a birthday to choose the gifts they want while discovering the power of giving back. Learn more about making your child's next birthday party more meaningful by raising funds for NBS.
Opus Jazz logo NY Export: Opus Jazz
Jerome Robbins' NY Export: Opus Jazz the Film is coming to Toronto. Shot in the streets of New York City with dancers from the New York City Ballet, this award-winning film will be screening at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Thursday, October 10 at 9pm. Learn more about the film and watch the trailer.
Cheryl Belkin Epstein Cineplex Front Row Centre Dance Series
Cheryl Belkin Epstein and NBS students will be seen in a brief video prior to The Royal Ballet's production of Don Quixote, coming live from The Royal Opera House on Wednesday, October 16 at 7pm. Check the Cineplex website for showings.
Creative Dance for the Very Young Creative Dance for the Very Young
Mary Ann Lee, Director of the Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program and the Children's Dance Theatre at the University of Utah will give a demonstration class and workshop on Sunday, October 27, 10am-1pm. All dance teachers are welcome to register, fee $65. Learn more or register online.
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