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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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NBS Cross Country

NBS Cross Country Auditions

Do you have dreams of a career on the world stage, or aspirations to teach the next generation of dancers? Canada’s National Ballet School’s annual auditions for the Professional Ballet and Teacher Training Programs will be in a special online format this year.

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NBS students in performance

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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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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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 crucial to a safe return to campus this fall.

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Blackbaud Data Security Incident

Canada’s National Ballet School and Canada’s National Ballet School Foundation have learned of a data security incident involving Blackbaud. We are serious about data protection and are investigating this incident. Based on the information we have received, we do not believe that our stakeholders are at risk.

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Watch World Ballet School Day

In this inaugural edition of World Ballet School Day, young dancers from 12 international ballet schools bring you behind the scenes to showcase how young people train and develop as artists and athletes.

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Announcing the recipients of the 2020 Ken McCarter Award for Distinguished NBS Alumni!

This year, the award shines the spotlight on two outstanding individuals who demonstrate how the power of dance can ignite so many opportunities—on and off stage—to change people’s lives for the better.

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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 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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