Bring the joy of dance to your classroom!

Free online creative movement resources, courses, and pop-up webinars developed by world-renowned dance experts and teachers support you in sharing dance with your students. No dance experience required to facilitate or participate!


NBS’ online resources will help you:

  • Achieve dance curriculum expectations

  • Design long-range plans

  • Keep your students physically active for full lessons

  • Improve students' movement competence and confidence

  • Assess and report on dance expectations

  • Teach the elements of dance

  • Build students' physical literacy, fundamental movement skills

  • Make meaningful cross-curricular connections

Access our Free Resource Library!

Incorporate dance into your classrooms and meet your curriculum needs!


Our resources include on-demand videos like our Intro to Hip-Hop course featured here, teaching guides with built in assessment and evaluation, materials for integrating dance across subjects and more! No prior dance experience is required and registration is free. 

Need support registering, navigating the new library, or have a question about a resource? We’re happy to help! Explore this how-to guide, or reach out to sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca.

 

Want more Dance On-Demand videos like Intro to Hip-Hop? Register for our Resource Library today!

 

 

New to our Resource Library:

We are excited to share a new Artist Study featuring Sharon Shorty, a Dene storyteller and comedian from Whitehorse, Yukon and a member of the Tlingit First Nation and Northern Tutchone.


Educators can use this free resource to help their students appreciate and engage with indigenous artists, storytelling and dance. This new Artist Study is now live in the NBS’ Resource Library, a free database of materials for educators to help integrate dance across subjects in their curriculum. 

 

Register for your free account today

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Resource Library

Already registered for an account in our Resource Library? Click below to sign in, and bookmark the page for future access. Happy dancing!

Live-Synchronous Dance Workshops

Workshops will be offered Monday to Thursday


We are excited to announce that Canada’s National Ballet School will be offering FREE 30 minute virtual dance workshops for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 across Canada from September-June! See below for workshop offerings and schedules.

 

2024 School Workshop Term Dates

 

Term III- Tues Mar. 19-Thurs Jun. 13 (registration opens for Term 3 February 22nd)

  • Victoria Day Holiday: May 20, 2024

English Workshop Offerings

Virtual 30 Minute Kindergarten to Grade 4

In this session, an NBS Community Dance educator will Zoom into your classroom for an engaging creative movement class, using movement to tell stories through music and imagery, while connecting back to the curriculum and the elements of dance. 

 

Register now

 

Workshop full? Join the waitlist.

Virtual 30 Minute Grades 5-6

In this session, an NBS Community Dance educator who specializes in a specific dance style (e.g., jazz, creative movement, hip hop) will Zoom into your classroom for an engaging introductory lesson. They will be introduced to the basic movement vocabulary of that style while incorporating the elements of dance.

 

Register now

 

Workshop full? Join the waitlist.

Full Day or Half Day In-Person Workshops

For TCDSB + TDSB only

This option is for schools in the TCDSB and TDSB who wish to book multiple workshops in one day for multiple classes. This offering has a minimum of 4 workshops and a maximum of 8 workshops in a day.

In this session, an NBS Community Dance educator will come to your school and work with your selected classes for an engaging creative movement class that meets your students developmental and curriculum needs. 

 

Register now

 

Workshop full? Join the waitlist.

French Workshop Offerings

Virtual 30 Minute Kindergarten to Grade 6

In this session, an NBS Community Dance educator will Zoom into your classroom for an engaging creative movement class, using movement to tell stories through music and imagery, while connecting back to the curriculum and the elements of dance. 

 

Register now

 

Workshop full? Join the waitlist.

Why dance?

Why dance?

For kids, creative movement supports the development of the whole child, fostering expression, collaboration and creativity while developing fundamental aspects of physical literacy.

 

Dance encourages kids to work from their own experiences and abilities, communicating thoughts, emotions and ideas through movement.

 

Dance can support you in:

  • Exploring ideas through the creative process

  • Using movement to tell stories

  • Building self-confidence and communicating identity

  • Collaborating and working with a group

  • Learning and practicing the elements of dance

  • Facilitating cross-curricular and integrated learning

Online Courses for Educators

Our online courses help you feel confident and excited to bring dance into your classroom! All courses are self-paced and available free of charge. Contact sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca for enrollment details!

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Inclusive Dance Practices in the Classroom and Community

Explore creative movement activities that benefit children of all abilities. Inclusive Dance Practices in the Classroom and Community supports you in providing a safe, child-centered environment for dance. Contact sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca for enrollment details!

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Introduction to Creative Movement

*Please note this course is undergoing an update and is currently unavailable.* In this course, you will learn the basics of Creative Movement and how it supports the development of the whole child, fostering expression, collaboration and creativity while developing fundamental aspects of physical literacy.

Participant

I love moving around and not just standing. When I'm moving, I can't stop. Dance makes me less shy. I get more active and I get more happy.

Teacher

More friendships are forming, all bonding together rather than in little groups...They're not afraid to partner with other people anymore and have fun being paired with different people, not just their friends. It expands their social circle.

Participant

It's gotten easier for me to express my feelings with dance.