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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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Announcing the Lozinski Centre for Community Dance

Through a visionary gift from Joan and Jerry Lozinski, the Lozinski Centre for Community Dance at Canada’s National Ballet School empowers Canadians of all ages, abilities and aspirations to embrace the joy and benefits of dance.

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Tune in for NBS Sharing Dance Day 2021!

On May 28, at 12:30pm ET, tune in for NBS Sharing Dance Day! Using your digital device, dance along with Canadian artists as they share and teach a diversity of dance styles.

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Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Older Adults

Discover the joy of dance – at home! The NEW Sharing Dance Older Adults app offers safe, seated and standing dance classes on demand.

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Alumni through the years

Alumni Together in Spirit: A Virtual Gathering!

On May 14-15, NBS will host an online event to reconnect Alumni with the School, one another, and our shared experiences. Please join us in exploring the power, the joy and the opportunities that come from connecting with the NBS network.

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NBS Sharing Dance 2021

NBS Sharing Dance Day 2021

Join this nationwide dance party! This year, NBS Sharing Dance Day is taking the form of a national digital event! Using your digital device, dance along with Canadian artists as they share and teach a diversity of dance styles, introduce you to new music rhythms, and more. Best of all, no dance experience is required.

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2021 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography

The 2021 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography, created by Jera Wolfe and Lua Shayenne, is an expression of this unique moment in time, lived and felt by the global community. Through this year’s choreography, dancers can explore and reflect on their own unique experiences of isolation, reflection, growth, transformation and balance from the past year.

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Support ARISE

Help more people experience the life-changing impact of dance

Canada’s National Ballet School presents ARISE, a brand-new initiative addressing a unique need, at this unique moment. ARISE thematically links NBS' fundraising initiatives over the course of a year. It showcases diverse creative journeys—from studios and stages to digital environments around the world, including dancers of all ages and abilities during this extraordinary moment in history.

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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 world of ballet.

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News and Updates

COVID-19 Updates and Protocols

The health and safety of our community—including staff and students—is our first priority. On this page, you will find a range of information about NBS' health and safety protocols.

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2021 Ken McCarter Award Recognizes Two Distinguished NBS Alumni

Canada’s National Ballet School is thrilled to announce two recipients of the 2021 Ken McCarter Award for Distinguished NBS Alumni for their transformational contributions to local, national, and international communities of dance—creating opportunities for people of all ages and levels of experience to connect with and learn from the art form.

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Canada’s National Ballet School student announced winner of international Young Creation Award

An international jury of the Prix de Lausanne has announced Maya Smallwood, a grade 12 student in the Professional Ballet-Academic Program at Canada’s National Ballet School, as one of two winners of the the inaugural Young Creation Award.

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NBS Physiotherapy Department Change of Practice Notice

This message applies to members of the NBS community who have received physiotherapy care. Please click below for more information.

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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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Online resources to help you bring dance into your home

The power of dance has so much to offer, especially when we are home with our loved ones. Click to find a selection of some of NBS' free online dance resources designed for kids, seniors, or the whole family!

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NBS' Lozinski Centre for Community Dance

Through a visionary gift from Joan and Jerry Lozinski, the Lozinski Centre for Community Dance at Canada’s National Ballet School empowers Canadians of all ages, abilities and aspirations to embrace the joy and benefits of dance.

Learn more