Dance Education

Attracting students from across the country and around the world, NBS is one of the only ballet schools in North America to provide elite dance training, academic instruction and residential care on the same campus.

The School’s progressive curriculum, with its emphasis on the physical and emotional well-being of the student, has put NBS at the forefront of dance training internationally. 

NBS' dance training pedagogy is unique to NBS and integrates elements from the best in progressive and acclaimed classical ballet training methods, contemporary dance and the latest advances in the science of movement. In addition to ballet, students at NBS take classes in contemporary repertoire and technique, improvisation, classical Indian dance, drama and expression, historical/character dance and anatomy as well as ballet classes focusing on variations, repertoire, pas de deux and more.

The dance program is further enhanced through the use of internationally-renowned guest teachers. As well, students in the senior grades are encouraged to take advantage of the exchange programs NBS has in place with its network of 23 international partner schools.