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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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Dancing Opens Doors

Join NBS’ exciting new initiative Dancing Opens Doors! Over the next three years, Dancing Opens Doors will raise funds for programs of high need and potential—sharing the many opportunities that dance creates, and making more of those opportunities accessible.

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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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Register for NBS' New Young Dancers Program Open Dance Stream

Register for NBS' Young Dancers Program Open Dance stream! This stream offers part-time programming for dancers ages 5-17, with an emphasis on nurturing a lifelong love for dance. Classes are available in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hip and Contemporary. There is no audition required for entry.

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Inclusive Dance Practices in the Classroom and Community

Course pre-registration is NOW OPEN for NBS’ Inclusive Movement course! This course features online resources that will help you integrate inclusive dance education into your daily interactions with kids of all abilities. Foster inclusion in your classroom by bringing the transformative power of dance to kids, because we could all use more dance in more lives!

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Dancing Opens Doors

Join NBS’ exciting new initiative Dancing Opens Doors! Over the next three years, Dancing Opens Doors will raise funds for programs of high need and potential—sharing the many opportunities that dance creates, and making more of those opportunities accessible.

Donate now

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News and Updates

2022 Ken McCarter Award Recognizes Two Distinguished NBS Alumni for their Contributions to Arts and

Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2022 Ken McCarter Award for Distinguished NBS Alumni. This year, award-winning choreographer Aszure Barton and celebrated photographer Johan Persson are being honoured for their stellar contributions to the arts across the globe.

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Donation to Canada’s National Ballet School honours life, ballet love of Anna McCowan-Johnson

Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is excited to announce the naming of our stage in honour of Anna McCowan-Johnson in appreciation of a leadership gift from Donald K. Johnson. The gift of $3 million will also support NBS’ three-year Dancing Opens Doors fundraising initiative.

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Canada’s National Ballet School Opens its Doors with Free Summer Block Party

Save the date for the NBS Block Party on June 4! For the first-time-ever, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will be throwing a Block Party at its Toronto campus. You, your friends, and your family are invited as our guests (free of charge)! This inaugural celebration at NBS takes place on Saturday, June 4 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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