NBS Block Party | June 1, 2024

Canada's National Ballet School's BLOCK PARTY is Toronto's premier community event celebrating diverse dance forms and the many ways they enrich our lives.

 

An open house with a festival feel and family-friendly atmosphere, the Block Party welcomes upwards of 3,000 guests to NBS' award-winning campus for a full day of pop-up performances, workshops, refreshments, and activities for all ages!

 

Admission is free! Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, partners and donors, the Block Party is a true community hub for families, friends and neighbours.

 

  • 3,000+ guests—FREE ADMISSION

  • Indoors and outdoors throughout NBS’ campus

  • Drop-in studio workshops in diverse dance styles

  • Pop-up performances all day by Canadian dance artists

  • Family-friendly games and activities

  • Snacks and refreshments

  • More than 500 prizes and giveaways

Watch the wrap video from the 2023 Block Party to see what it's all about!


Check out photos from the 2023 Block Party!

Click here to view our Facebook photo album and see even more photos captured at last year’s event.

 

Photos by Celeste Cole and Arne Peterson.

Stay tuned for all the 2024 NBS Block Party Updates!

Stay tuned for all the 2024 NBS Block Party Updates!

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Dancing Opens Doors—DREAM BIG

Did you know Canada's National Ballet School is a national charity?

 

The NBS Block Party is the keystone event of Dancing Opens Doors, NBS’ three-year fundraising initiative spanning from 2022-2024. DREAM BIG, the final year of Dancing Opens Doors, is raising funds to support NBS’ annual programs and immediate areas of greatest need and potential, and celebrating the immeasurable legacy of NBS’ Artistic Director Mavis Staines as she approaches her retirement in June 2024.

 

JOIN THE PARTY. BECOME A BLOCK PARTY SUPPORTER TODAY!

To learn more about sponsorship and support opportunities, including recognition and benefits, for the NBS Block Party or Dancing Opens Doors: DREAM BIG, contact:

 

Chelsea Ireton, Director, Donor and Alumni Engagement

cireton@nbs-enb.ca 

416-964-3780

 

Click here to view the NBS Block Party Sponsorship Package

Block Party Supporters

Canada’s National Ballet School is grateful for the generous contributions—made by DREAM BIG and NBS Block Party Supporters—to Dancing Opens Doors. Thank you.

2023 Supporters

Presenting Supporter

Lead Supporters

NBS’ Block Party is a true community hub for families, friends and neighbours – made possible by the generosity of sponsors, partners and donors. Thank you.

Media Sponsor

Artist Sponsor

Event Program Sponsors

Event Workshop Supporters

Event Supporters

Gift Partners

Art Gallery of Ontario | AvenueMD | Barry's Canada | Best Shortbread by Jess | Brightfield | Bruno Rosales Salon Pour Hommes | Canadian Opera Company | Candy Crush Designs | Capezio | Carolina's Brownies | Chandler Honey | Colliers | Davina’s Swim House | Design in Words | Fall for Dance North | Formula Fig | fox and beagle company | Gardiner Museum | General Assembly Pizza | Greenhouse | Guests on Earth | Bradley & Hilary Hennick | Jiffy on Demand | Labelle Wines | Lisa Gozlan Jewelry | Little Canada | local | Luminato | Mastermind Toys | Montana Labelle Lifestyle | Mos Mos Coffee | Ontario Science Centre | Pehr | PERMISSION | Purplesful Snacking | Revelle | Ripley's Aquarium of Canada | Roncy Packs | Roo Family by Caron Irwin | Scaramouche Restaurant | Sleep Country Canada | So White | The Blake House | The Keg Mansion | The National Ballet of Canada | Thursdays | Tonic Blooms | Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Tuck Bedding | Vuori | XO Bisous

Block Party Committee

Chair:
Hilary Hennick

Members:
Allison Freeman, Ratika Gandhi, Angela Greenberg, Kulin Matchhar, Tyler Reaume, Anisa Tejpar

* Fondly remembered

Dancing
Opens Doors

NBS’ Dancing Opens Doors initiative is raising funds for programs of high need and potential across all areas of NBS’ programming, making the limitless opportunities of dance more accessible and inclusive. Through Dancing Opens Doors, the following generous donors have made an important contribution to Block Party and to The Assemblée Internationale 2023. Thank you!

Dancing
Opens Doors

NBS’ Dancing Opens Doors initiative is raising funds for programs of high need and potential across all areas of NBS’ programming, making the limitless opportunities of dance more accessible and inclusive. Through Dancing Opens Doors, the following generous donors have made an important contribution to Block Party and to The Assemblée Internationale 2023. Thank you!