Adaptive Pilot Program

Come and Dance With Us!

Registration for fall programming is now open! 

The NBS Kids – Adaptive Dance Program was created by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), in consultation with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The program offers adapted creative movement classes for children ages 4+ with diverse cognitive, physical and developmental needs. These 45-minute sensory-friendly dance classes provide opportunities for children to explore creativity and expression through the use of movement and music. 
 

Term One: September 12 – December 11, 2022 

This program will run on Sunday mornings at Canada's National Ballet School.

Term 1 Classes Begin: Sunday, September 18
Thanksgiving Closure: Friday, October 7 – Monday, October 10 (inclusive)
Winter Closure: Monday, December 12– Tuesday, January 3
 

Creative Movement 1 Primary (ages 4+)
9:45am- 10:30am 

 
This stream provides one-on-one support throughout the duration of class and moves at a slower pace. These classes are led by an NBS Community Dance Specialist and supported by a live accompanist, an Occupational Therapist and a team of volunteers.

Register
 
Creative Movement 1 Junior (ages 9+)
11:00am-11:45am 

 
This stream provides one-on-one support throughout the duration of class and moves at a slower pace. These classes are led by an NBS Community Dance Specialist and supported by a live accompanist, an Occupational Therapist and a team of volunteers.

Register
 
Creative Movement 2 Primary (ages 4+)
12:15pm- 1:00pm

 
This stream is a moderate to fast-paced class and a good fit for children who are both ready and working towards two step instructions and participating independently in programming. These classes are led by an NBS Community Dance Specialist and supported by a live accompanist, an Occupational Therapist and a team of volunteers.
 
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Creative Movement 2 Junior (ages 9+)
1:30pm- 2:15pm 

 
This stream is a moderate to fast-paced class and a good fit for children who are both ready and working towards two step instructions and participating independently in programming. These classes are led by an NBS Community Dance Specialist and supported by a live accompanist, an Occupational Therapist and a team of volunteers.

Register

Each stream offers a Pre-Primary/Primary division and Junior division class

Please direct all inquiries to Nancy, nlehan@nbs-enb.ca


Intake Interviews

An intake interview is required for each new registrant in the Adaptive Dance Program. These interviews will take place after registration, allowing our team to meet each new dancer and their parent/guardian and discuss your dancer's needs. 
 

Financial Support 

Canada's National Ballet School believes that dance education should be accessible to all members of our community, and works to remove barriers that may deter potential students from participating in our programming. The Adaptive Dance financial assistance program covers all program fees for the duration of the term. Please note that funding for each child will be re-evaluated term by term, with the intention to continue to support each dancer throughout their time at NBS as needed.

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Application Process
For more information about the application process, or to request assistance, please contact the NBS Community Dance Department at sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca or call 416-964-3780

 

Volunteer At NBS

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Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is looking for volunteers with a diversity of experience for our new program starting in the fall of 2022. We are seeking professionals and students with a mix of skill sets such as; Special Education, Dance Education, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our volunteer page to submit an application.