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NBS Sharing Dance Day 2020

Missed the live, online celebration of movement on May 29? You can still watch the digital broadcast on the NBS website. Wherever you are and however you like to move, invite family and friends to join you, and dance along!

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NBS is Sharing Dance

Constantly striving for excellence reveals the life-changing impact of the power of dance. This is what fuels our commitment to making dance a part of all Canadians' lives.

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Celebrating 60 years

NBS celebrates 60 years of sharing dance in Canada and on the world stage. Today, NBS is mobilizing more communities, more partners and more talent than ever before.

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Fall in Love with Ballet Series

Whether you are a ballet connoisseur or watching a performance for the first time, NBS invites you to Fall in Love with Ballet. Performances and supporting materials have been curated and created to provide you with a glimpse, through the lens of young artists, into the beautiful world of ballet.

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Beyond Moving

Watch Beyond Moving

As part of its D.O.C. Cinema @ Home, Blue Ice Docs presents Vikram Dasgupta’s Beyond Moving. Follow the remarkable journey of Siphe November, who left his small township in South Africa to follow his dreams at Canada’s National Ballet School. Rent and enjoy the film from the comforts of your home, anywhere in Canada.

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adult ballet at home

Adult Ballet at Home

Follow along with a member of NBS' Artistic Staff and experience an adult ballet class from your home! Dancers can also join NBS' Ballet Bob for a series of shorter video resources to complement online classes.

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Online dance resources for Kids

Step-by-step videos, activity plans, and more help support kids' self-expression, collaboration and physical literacy—all in fun and engaging activities that are easy to do at home.

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Online dance resources for Seniors

Safe, seated dance classes offer important physical and emotional benefits for seniors through artistic expression and creative movement.

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NBS Sharing Dance Choreography

Learn the 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography

The 2020 NBS Sharing Dance choreography is here! Learn this year's choreography by Jera Wolfe and join tens of thousands of Canadians in the nation's largest celebration of the power of dance.

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News and Updates

Coronavirus updates and preparedness at NBS

At Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), the health and safety of our community—including staff, students and visitors—is our first priority.

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An Update about Programs at NBS

Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, and in order to maintain the safest environment for all, NBS has made the incredibly difficult decision to pause all programs until further notice.

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An Update about Assemblée Internationale

In this climate of uncertainty, Canada's National Ballet School has made the decision to postpone Assemblée Internationale until 2021.

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We are Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), where excellence, access and inclusion fuel our belief in sharing the transformative power of dance to change lives for the better.

Discover the Benefits of Dance for Kids

NBS Kids empowers teachers and community programmers to teach and deliver dance with comprehensive tools that help kids be healthy, active and artistically engaged.

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Share the Joy of Dance With Seniors

Through in-person and video streaming delivery, NBS empowers seniors across Canada to be more active, socially connected and confident through the artistic expression of dance.

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NBS Alumni

NBS has a rich 60-year history and an international reputation for excellence. The power of dance and the NBS experience reaches across all sectors and disciplines—Arts and Culture, Health and Medicine, Academia, and more.

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