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The Nutcracker, December 13 to January 3
Each year, students from NBS participate in The National Ballet of Canada’s holiday performance, The Nutcracker. Along with the lead roles of Marie and Misha, NBS students play roles as lambs, dogs, chefs and courtiers. The production is awe-inspiring and we look forward to seeing all our students as they take the stage. For more information on the performances, or to buy tickets, visit
Associates Program
Rehearsals for the National Ballet of Canada’s production of The Nutcracker are in full swing. Parent Viewing Days for all levels will take place from December 8 to 14 – please consult page 16 of the 2014/2015 AP Handbook for details. Holiday Closure: There will be no AP classes from December 15 through January 4; classes resume on Monday, January 5. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Professional Ballet Program Holiday Break
NBS will break for the holidays and resume regular activities in the New Year. Safe travels to all PBP students returning home and our best wishes to students performing in The Nutcracker. All regular classes will end at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 with the Senior School resuming Monday, January 5 and the Junior School, plus Grade 9 boys resuming Monday, January 12.
Teacher Training Program, NEW - One Year Certificate
NBS is now offering a unique one-year certificate providing students with a detailed look at the science and skill of teaching dance, with a focus on classical ballet. Learn more.
Adult Ballet Program
Registration for Term II is now open! Term II begins January 5 and ends April 19, 2015.
AGM and Parent Night Presentations,
December 3 & 4

Students in the Professional Ballet Program will present a one hour show on December 3 at 5:30 p.m. and December 4 at 7:30 p.m. To reserve your seat, email Box Office at or call 416 964 5148 and leave a message.
The Royal Conservatory of Music, December 6
Catch Stewart Goodyear playing a version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with a student-choreographed pas de deux by two NBS PSP students. A family-themed afternoon concert with other local participants! Read more.
Cineplex Front Row Centre Events Dance Series
The Cineplex Dance Series will present two performances this month, both by the Bolshoi Ballet. La Bayadčre will be shown in Cineplex theatres across Canada on Sunday, December 7, and will be followed by the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, which will be shown on Sunday, December 21. Check Cineplex for locations and times.
The Play Exchange - January 9, 2015
NBS’ Sharing Dance is one of 6 finalists competing on a CBC TV show for up to $1M to get Canadians healthy and active through dance. We need you to vote for sharing dance and will tell you how to do so later this month. Visit for details.
Dancing with Parkinson’s at NBS
Term II registration will open for new participants on December 9. Term II will begin on January 13. To register, call the Registrar’s office during business hours at 416 964 3780 x5136. Read more about the program here.
Dance for PD® Workshop, January 2015
Calling all dance teachers, dancers, physical and occupational therapists & students, social workers, and allied health professionals! NBS is offering a 3 day workshop, January 18 – 20, providing an inspiring introduction to the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD® (Parkinson’s Disease) program Read more.
The Annual General Meeting, 2013-14
The AGM will take place in the Betty Oliphant Theatre on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. Donors who give $250 and above have voting privileges. Following the meeting, there will be a Student Presentation at 5:30 p.m. To reserve your seat, please RSVP by Friday, November 28. Contact the Box Office at 416 964 5148 or
Support NBS on GivingTuesday - December 2
NBS is proud to be part of the GivingTuesday movement that celebrates the kick-off of the holiday giving season. It’s a day when Canadian charities, businesses and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate giving and give back. NBS challenges you to spread the word and support our mission of Moving the World.
Send a Teacher Tribute Card
Making a donation in the name of an NBS instructor is a unique and meaningful gift. NBS staff will take care of all the details: adding your personal message on the inside of the card of your choice and delivering it on your behalf. By making a donation you help sustain NBS’ core programs. To order your Tribute Card, contact Sandra at 416 964 3780 x 2125 or For online orders, click here and select the fund “Teacher Tribute Program” in the drop-down menu.
An Affair to Remember & Gala Raffle!
NBS’ 2015 Gala promises to be An Affair to Remember. Tables & tickets are available at a variety of price levels for an evening of cocktails, gourmet food, a live student performance, casino & lounge. If you can’t join us on Friday March 6, 2015, please consider making an event donation or purchasing a Raffle Ticket for the luxury raffle draw, which features 4 fantastic prizes valued at more than $30,000!
Charitable Registration Number: 10808 9673 RR0001
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