NBS sharing dance day

An interactive celebration of movement and music

May 29, 2020, 12:00 pm (EST)

Welcome to NBS Sharing Dance Day, a national digital broadcast to celebrate the joy, creativity and community of dance. On May 29 at 12:00 pm EST, using your digital device, dance along with Canadian artists as they share and teach a diversity of dance styles, introduce you to new music rhythms, and more. Best of all, no dance experience is required! It’s everything that tens of thousands of Canadians have enjoyed at annual NBS Sharing Dance Day events across the country, in a new online format. This special Sharing Dance Day is hosted by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) in partnership with the RWB School, Arts Umbrella, Dance Nova Scotia, Halifax Dance and L'École de danse de Québec.

how to get involved

There are many ways to participate now and in the lead-up to May 29:


Watch our official kickoff workshop

Join NBS Sharing Dance Day choreographer Jera Wolfe for a special launch workshop. Watch and dance along as Jera introduces the choreography he created, shares what you can expect on May 29, and more. However you choose to participate in NBS Sharing Dance Day, this is a great place to start. 

Learn the Sharing Dance Choreography 

Looking for an accessible dance project to learn and rehearse at home? Every year, a Canadian dance artist creates a choreography for everyone to learn. No dance experience is required! This year’s work, created by Canadian choreographer Jera Wolfe, explores themes of community and supporting each other when we need it most. Step-by-step videos, seated options, supporting educational resources and more are available for free.


Be included in our official NBS Sharing Dance Day video

Be part of a collaborative collage featuring as many dancers as possible! This year, we want to capture the creative ways that dance can be part of everyone’s life, especially from home. Film a clip of you and your family learning the official NBS Sharing Dance Choreography. To learn part of the choreography, watch Jera Wolfe’s kickoff workshop at the link above, or watch our step-by-step instructional videos with standing or seated options. Submit your video via the link below.

Submit video

tune in and celebrate

Save the Date: May 29, 2020

Celebrate with us! — May 29, 2020 is the day to tune in to NBS Sharing Dance Day from your digital device. Wherever you are, dance along with thousands of Canadians during this special online event. 

The online event will begin at 12:00pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) 


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Thank you to our generous partners for making NBS Sharing Dance Day 2020 possible!