Block Party 2023

NBS Block Party, June 3, 2023

Toronto’s premier event celebrating community and the power of diverse dance forms to enrich our lives.

An open house with a festival feel and family-friendly atmosphere, Canada's National Ballet School's Block Party welcomes more than 1,000 guests to NBS’ award-winning campus for a full day of pop-up performances, workshops, refreshments, and activities for people of all ages.


Free admission—made possible by the generosity of sponsors, partners and donors—makes the Block Party a true community hub for families, friends and neighbours.


  • Located indoors and outdoors throughout NBS’ CAMPUS

  • Drop-in STUDIO WORKSHOPS in diverse dance styles

  • “Surprise” DANCE PERFORMANCES all day by Canadian dance artists

  • Family-friendly GAMES AND ACTIVITIES


  • Over 500 PRIZES and giveaways

Stay tuned for more information!

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Block Party 2022 Photo Gallery

To get a feel for what to expect, check out our gallery below from last year’s inaugural NBS Block Party!

The NBS Block Party is the keystone event of Dancing Opens Doors.

Dancing Opens Doors is a three-year initiative (2022-2024) that is raising funds for programs of high need and potential across all areas of NBS’ programming—including professional training, recreational programs, and Community Dance—and spotlighting special initiatives of unique promise and positive impact.


Dancing Opens Doors shares the many opportunities that dance creates, and makes them more accessible to everyone.
To learn more about sponsorship and donation opportunities, including recognition and benefits, for the NBS Block Party or Dancing Opens Doors initiative, please contact:


Tessa Bulham, Chief of Advancement