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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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Summer Term of Adult Ballet

Whether you are developing and refining your dance skills or embracing dance for the first time, be inspired to make the art of ballet part of your life! Learn more about NBS' online and in-person class offerings and register now for the Summer Term.

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dancers perform in NBS' spring showcase

NBS' Annual Spring Showcase Returns

Purchase your tickets today to attend this cherished performance opportunity for NBS students. This year’s program, taking place from May 25-28, marks an exciting return to the stage after three years.

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NBS Block Party

For the first time in many years, NBS will host a flagship celebration event at our Toronto campus—free of charge! The new Block Party is a vision to open NBS’ doors to our wider community, presenting engaging programming, performance, and refreshments.

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NBS Sharing Dance 2022

Join NBS Sharing Dance Day 2022

Join this nationwide dance party! This year, NBS Sharing Dance Day is taking the form of a national digital event on June 2! 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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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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Celebrate the joy of dance through Canada’s National Ballet School’s national digital broadcast of a

The universal language of dance has the unique ability to bring together people of all cultures, ages and abilities, in communities across the country, through a mutual love of movement. To celebrate this power of dance, on June 2 at 12:30pm EDT, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will host its 2022 Sharing Dance Day event as a national digital broadcast.

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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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Canada’s National Ballet School’s Project to Challenge Dementia-Related Stigma Through Dance

Canada’s National Ballet School is poised to challenge dementia-related stigma while fostering social inclusion through dance for people living with dementia, thanks to new funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Dementia Strategic Fund.

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EnAbling Change Grant Supports Capacity-Building and Access to Inclusive Dance Education Resources

Through the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility’s EnAbling Change Grant, Canada's National Ballet School will equip educators, programmers, volunteers and families with online resources that support the integration of inclusive dance education into their daily interactions with kids of all abilities.

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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.