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  Toronto 2015 Pan Am Opening Ceremony
NBS students performed in two scenes during the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies created by Cirque du Soleil. Approximately 56 PBP students rehearsed and participated on July 10 at a sold-out Rogers Centre. Watch the ceremony and see the younger students dancing at the 2:36:10 mark.
  PANAMANIA Commission, of the People
Télévision française de l’Ontario (TFO) filmed a behind-the-scenes look at NBS’ presentation of of the People, a commission by the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games arts and culture festival, PANAMANIA presented by CIBC. View the French video.
  Grade 12 Professional Ballet Program Graduation
June 26 saw the graduating class of 2015 receive their diplomas from Mavis Staines, Artistic Director and Neil Walsh, Academic Principal. In addition to the Academic Awards presented, the following Ballet Awards were given to: Godwin Merano – Jeffrey Kirk Award; Daniel Silva – Lawrence Haskett Scholarship Award; Lauren Janeway & Matthew Quigley – Jeff Melanson Prize; Alexandra Hall – Erik Bruhn Memorial Award; and Marcus Pei - Christopher Ondaatje Ballet Prize. Congratulations to all the grads!
  New Website
August will see NBS launching its new corporate website with a redesigned e-newsletter to follow in the Fall. The new site has a very different look and feel and will feature recent photography taken by NBS graduate, Johan Persson. A key feature of the new site is its ‘responsive’ design, meaning it will function smoothly from desktop, to tablet to smart phone.
  Summer School
This year’s summer school students have been having a blast dancing and making new friends! Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to see what they’ve been up to.
  Adult Ballet
Adult Ballet Term I registration opens online August 5. Check out our Term I schedule for class times and levels.
  National Audition Tour 2015-2016
The schedule and dates for NBS’ 2015/2016 National Audition Tour will be posted on our website in early September, at which time registration will also open. During the Tour, be sure to stay connected with us via Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Instagram and our website to keep informed along the way!
  Dancing with Parkinson’s at NBS
This September, NBS will be offering its next session of Dancing with Parkinson’s classes. The classes will take place weekly on Tuesdays, beginning September 15. For more information, and to register, please call 416 964 5105. In the meantime, be sure to check out (and share) the latest video of our Dancing with Parkinson’s participants performing at Sharing Dance Day 2015.
  Teacher Training Program Day, September 25
September 25 will see NBS open its doors to high school guidance counsellors and students interested in pursuing a career as a dance teacher. Teacher Training Program Manager Anuschka Roes will host NBS’ third annual Teacher Training Program Day. If interested in attending, please contact Kelly Henderson at 416 964 3780 x2144.
  Culture Days, September 26 & 27
This year Culture Days will be happening on September 26 and 27, 2015. We’ll be offering an observation experience in the Betty Oliphant Theatre on Saturday, September 26 and a variety of ballet classes for children and adults on Sunday, September 27. Registration will open for the ballet classes on August 7 – no registration is required for the observation class.
  Help us Finish the Year on a High Note
As our fiscal year comes to an end, we are working hard to meet our fundraising goal, making it possible to continue training, educating and inspiring, year after year. With only a month remaining, your contribution now will have a great impact. Every donation counts! Please consider making a fiscal year-end donation before August, 31, 2015. To donate online, please click here . If you prefer to donate by phone, please call us at 416 964 3780 x2125 or 1 800 387 0785.
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