June is National Aboriginal History Month, honouring the heritage, contributions and cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Members of NBS' community programs and students from Beaumonde Heights Junior Public School and John Ross Robertson Junior Public School chose to celebrate the month with a flashmob. Over 150 dancers gathered in Nathan Phillips Square in front of Toronto’s City Hall to perform a Contemporary Indigenous-style routine choreographed by Santee Smith, set to a song by the Ottawa DJ-crew, A Tribe Called Red. The routine was amazing, the dancers looked great, the sun was shining and for a few minutes, Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square was overflowing with the joy and fun of dance!
The routine was created for Sharing Dance, a website created by NBS, to spread appreciation of movement and music as well as showcase talented Canadian choreographers and musicians while encouraging Canadians of any age and fitness level to experience the joy of dance.
You can watch the performance on our YouTube channel. Send it to your friends and family and help NBS spread the joy of dance!