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NBS is Sharing Dance

Constantly striving for excellence reveals the life-changing impact of the power of dance. This is what fuels our commitment to making dance a part of all Canadians' lives.

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Celebrating 60 years

NBS celebrates 60 years of sharing dance in Canada and on the world stage. Today, NBS is mobilizing more communities, more partners and more talent than ever before.

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Join the nation's largest dance celebration

The 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography is here! This year's choreography, for all ages and abilities, is available through a series of step-by-step videos.

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NBS dancers in ballet class

Video Auditions

One of the top institutions in the world, NBS provides ballet training, academic instruction, and residential care—all on one campus. If you missed in-person auditions for NBS' Professional Ballet or Teacher Training Program, video auditions are available.

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Discover your Inner Dancer

Our welcoming Adult Ballet community is the perfect place for dancers of all skill levels to develop their technique, artistry and love for movement. Both registered and drop-in class options are available.

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NBS Sharing Dance Choreography

Learn the 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography

The 2020 NBS Sharing Dance choreography is here! Learn this year's choreography by Jera Wolfe and join tens of thousands of Canadians in the nation's largest celebration of the power of dance.

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We are Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), where excellence, access and inclusion fuel our belief in sharing the transformative power of dance to change lives for the better.

Assemblée Internationale 2020

Assemblée Internationale 2020 is an unparalleled global event in ballet, a dance festival unlike any other in the world, happening right here at NBS. This Olympic-calibre gathering will involve dancers and artistic directors from 23 of the world's top pre-professional schools.

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NBS Celebrates 60 Years

For 60 years Canada's National Ballet School has been dedicated to making dance a part of all Canadian's lives—from pre-professional dancers with aspirations to perform on the world stage, to kids and seniors discovering dance for the first time.

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Discover the Benefits of Dance for Kids

NBS Kids empowers teachers and community programmers to teach and deliver dance with comprehensive tools that help kids be healthy, active and artistically engaged.

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Share the Joy of Dance With Seniors

Through in-person and video streaming delivery, NBS empowers seniors across Canada to be more active, socially connected and confident through the artistic expression of dance.

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NBS Alumni

NBS has a rich 60-year history and an international reputation for excellence. The power of dance and the NBS experience reaches across all sectors and disciplines—Arts and Culture, Health and Medicine, Academia, and more.

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