The Lozinski Centre for Community Dance

The Lozinski Centre for Community Dance at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) empowers Canadians of all ages, abilities and aspiration to embrace the joys and benefits of dance from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Bringing together NBS’ programming streams that drive engagement across the full spectrum of society, the Centre significantly increases access to dance programs for many Canadians who may have never before experienced the transformative impact of dance.
For kids, dance enhances fundamental movement skills, inspires creativity, and improves mental and emotional well-being. With in-person and video streaming delivery models, NBS engages seniors to be more active, socially connected and confident through the artistic expression of dance. The community engagement programs of NBS’ Lozinski Centre also create pathways and opportunities for talented kids who may face barriers to professional training.
While not a physical space, the creation of this landmark Centre directly fosters and enables further development, evolution and expansion of the following activities across Canada:
  • Dynamic bilingual online resources offered to more schools and community centres
  • Increased delivery of in-person programs in underserved areas
  • Programs for seniors in community centres and residences
  • Growth of specialized leadership programs geared at girls aged 16-25, building community leaders
  • Multi-sectoral partnerships in sport, health and technology
  • Continued collaborations with a diverse range of community artists
  • Increased capacity for research and evaluation

Current program offerings include:

NBS Kids

Working with educators and community programmers to encourage kids to work from their own experiences and abilities, communicating thoughts, emotions and ideas through movement

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NBS Seniors

Empowering seniors through the artistic expression of dance for physical, emotional and social benefits

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NBS Take the Lead

A three-day leadership workshop that fosters skills and confidence to empower young women in making a positive impact in their communities through dance and the arts

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NBS Online

Sharing NBS’ teaching excellence and expertise through technology to offer resources for kids and seniors in NBS’ online learning environment

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NBS Sharing Dance Fest

A family-friendly, nation-wide celebration of community dance, with events happening across the country

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NBS’ Lozinski Centre for Community Dance is made possible through a visionary gift from Joan and Jerry Lozinski.