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Creative movement has the unique ability to connect people and provide comfort during challenging times. As we all navigate these unfamiliar circumstances, Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) wants to share the power of dance and help you find creative ways to keep moving. Come move with us, through the power of technology, and bring the joy of dance into your home. Below you will find a selection of our online dance resources that may be most useful to you, especially now.

Explore resources designed for:

Kids       Seniors      All Ages
 

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A note: We are excited to provide these online video resources but encourage you to follow closely the recommendations of public health authorities. If you are dancing at home, be sure to clear the space before you begin. You may also want to consider making adaptations to limit the use of touch. If you would like any suggestions or recommendations on how to modify the activities or choreography for your context, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca for extra support.

kids

Creative Movement supports the development of the whole child, fostering expression, collaboration and creativity while developing fundamental aspects of physical literacy. Share with your kids as they explore the joy of creative movement with these two videos. The age-rages are approximate and we encourage you to dance together as a family. 

Growing a Seed: Ages 3 - 6



Cardiovascular Dance: Ages 6- 8



Keep your kids dancing at home with these fun shorter movement activities below! Activity Plan PDFs are linked below the videos and include in-depth instructions and ideas about how to connect movement to other important skill development. 


If you are looking for even more activities to help keep your family active during this time, visit NBS' Online Learning Space, which offers a variety of freely available online dance resources that can be adapted for home use. 

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Your feedback is very helpful as we continue to develop new resources. Click to share your experience using our dance resources.

 

seniors

Movement can provide important physical and emotional benefits for seniors, especially during times of increased social isolation. Baycrest and Canada's National Ballet School are using the power of technology to help bring the joy of dance to more seniors and people who work with seniors. If you are caring for an older family member, or work within an environment that needs additional resources to engage residents during this period of social distancing, we have curated some helpful dance resources below. 

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Class 2:


 

NBS Sharing Dance Choreography

This choreography, created for NBS by Jera Wolfe, explores how collaboration and support for one another enables us to arise and face challenges in our lives. This theme has never been more relevant than it is right now for many people around the world. This powerful choreography is a symbol and celebration of the power of dance. 

Seated Adapted Version: Below are step-by-step instructional videos to accommodate dancers who prefer to remain seated as they learn the choreography (also available in French)

               


Your feedback is very helpful as we continue to develop new resources. Click to share your experience using our dance resources.

 

all-ages

NBS Sharing Dance Choreography

This choreography, created for NBS by Jera Wolfe, explores how collaboration and support for one another enables us to arise and face challenges in our lives. This theme has never been more relevant than it is right now for many people around the world. This powerful choreography is a symbol and celebration of the power of dance. 

Seated Adapted Version: See videos above to accommodate dancers who prefer to remain seated as they learn the choreography.

For Ages 10+: Below, you will find two instructional videos, suitable for all ages over 10. The first video breaks down a section of the choreography to get you started. The second video shows the choreography in full. 

        

Want to learn more? The choreography, broken down into six videos, is freely available in NBS' Online Learning Community. Click the link below to access all choreography videos, including videos for children in grades 1-3 (also available in French).

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Your feedback is very helpful as we continue to develop new resources. Click to share your experience using our dance resources.
 


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Increasing access to the joys and benefits of dance from coast-to-coast-to-coast through Canada's National Ballet School's (NBS) Lozinski Centre for Community Dance, a visionary gift from Joan and Jerry Lozinski.

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