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National Audition Tour National Audition Tour is back on the road!
Beginning January 5, the Tour continues its Ontario leg. Open classes and auditions are scheduled for five locations. Toronto's Open classes are January 12 with spaces still open. Toronto auditions are January 26, February 9. Check the website for details.
Welcome to new Board Chair
Following the AGM in December, NBS welcomes John F. (Jack) Petch as the incoming Board Chair. Thanks go to Brenda Eprile, as outgoing Chair and Board member. Welcome also to Troy Maxwell, now a member of the Honorary Circle.
PBP students Training at NBS
Want to see some of the training our PBP students experience at NBS? Check out this video and see how their training evolves. History of Ballet Instructor, Cheryl Belkin Epstein provides a brief description in this video.
Casablanca Gala Casablanca Raffle Tickets – buy them online!
Friday February 7, 2014 – The 2014 Casablanca Gala promises to be an evening of sophisticated, stylish fun. Interested in attending? Or, if you can't make it to the event, why not buy a Raffle ticket with prizes valued at over $49,000! All wonderful ways to support NBS!
DwP@NBS pilot program   Dancing with Parkinson's at NBS
Term II registration will be open for new participants as of December 10th. Term II will begin on January 14th. To register, call the Registrar's office during business hours at 416 964 3780. Read more about the program here.
PBP students Winter Pre-Observation Reception & Experience
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 2:45pm & 3:30pm � 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 January 19th, 2014 to Chelsea Ireton at 416.964.3780 x2205 or cireton@nbs-enb.ca.
Australian Exchange Students Exchange Students
Welcome to four students from The Australian Ballet School and 2 from the New Zealand School of Dance, who are joining NBS students in the Professional Ballet Program for the month of January. We look forward to showing Isobelle Dashwood, Sally Kaach, Mason Lovegrove and Edward Smith from Australia and Yayoi Matches and Megan Wright from NZ a warm Canadian welcome!
Adult Ballet students Adult Ballet & Associates' Program
Registration for Term II classes is still open! Term II begins January 6. Start your New Year's resolution and get active.

AP classes will resume on January 6th. Term 1 Reports will be sent in January. Evaluation Classes will start on February 11th. Be sure to check the AP handbook for more details.
Flash Mob Flashmob Routine
A new routine has been choreographed and filmed � the rehearsal schedule will shortly be announced and we look forward to welcoming all NBS community members to learn the routine in our studios. A new sharingdance initiative involving this year's flashmob is underway and we'll share it with you in next month's enewsletter!
PBP students Professional Ballet Program
Welcome back to our Grade 10 to PSP students as well as the Grade 9 girls.Classes begin for them on January 6. Grade 6 to 8 students and Grade 9 boys will return on January 13. We congratulate them on their great performances in The Nutcracker.
Summer school Summer School
Students accepted into Summer School 2013 must hand in their forms by January 30. Thank you!
AI13 Cineplex dance series
Cineplex will be showing two dance gems in January. The Bolshoi Ballet's Jewels, will be broadcast on January 19, and the Royal Opera House's Giselle is slated for January 27. Find cinema locations and times www.cineplex.com.
Ideas Exchange Ideas Exchange, July 15 � 18, 2014
The 2014 Ideas Exchange will focus on strategies to develop expression and artistry in young dance students, 14 years +. Sorella Englund, world renowned dramatic artist, teacher and repetiteur, will lead discussions providing tools to encourage dancers to discover how to share their passion and joy in movement. Registration opens January 20.
Shoeroom The Shoe Room
Coming Soon! The Shoe Room is launching a new website. Redesigned and optimized to give you the best online shopping experience! Keep watching www.theshoeroom.ca for the big reveal!
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