Celebrate the joy, creativity and community of dance
Each year, Canada’s National Ballet School commissions a Canadian artist to create a piece of choreography that embodies a thoughtful theme.
The 2023 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography, created by Kimberley Cooper, Eugene Baffoe, Tracee Smith and Roger Sinha, celebrates the power of collaboration and the vibrant diversity of Canadian dance artists. The original choreography was created in 2017 as a Canada 150 Signature Project, and we are excited to be remounting this work this year. Step-by-step instructional videos guide you through the choreography—whether you want to invest in learning and performing the full piece, or are exploring just a small portion of the material.
The choreography builds towards NBS Sharing Dance Day, a nationwide dance party bringing together tens of thousands of people in communities across the country. NBS Sharing Dance started as a flashmob in Toronto in 2010 and has grown over the years into an incredible celebration of the joy, creativity and community of dance from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
A broadcast of Sharing Dance Day will not be taking place this year, but we invite you to join in the Sharing Dance Celebrations by learning this year’s choreography with your classroom and members of your community! Use the choreography to learn about dance in a fun, physical and artistic way, while fostering new relationships together.
Our free resources are downloadable and can be implemented with minimal equipment and space. For additional support on how you can bring Sharing Dance Celebrations to your community, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.