Sharing Dance

Sharing Dance is Canada’s National Ballet School’s flagship community outreach initiative offering free dance programs for all Canadians—to get healthy, active and artistically engaged.

Featuring multifaceted programming and supported through a collection of free online resources, Sharing Dance includes:

  • High-quality dance activities for children and youth for classrooms and community settings.

  • Health and wellness dance programs for seniors, focused on improving quality of life and creating community
  • Sharing Dance Day, an annual, nation-wide, engagement program culminating in multigenerational community performances on Sharing Dance Day in early June each year.



Explore and Share the Joy of Dance in your Classroom 
with NBS Sharing Dance 2021

Canada’s National Ballet School’s Sharing Dance Day is a nationwide dance party celebrating the joy of movement. This year, NBS Sharing Dance Day is taking the form of a national digital event! 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. 

Each year, Canada’s National Ballet School commissions a Canadian artist to create a piece of choreography that embodies a thoughtful theme. The 2021 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography, created by Lua Shayenne and Jera Wolfe, is an expression of this unique moment in time, lived and felt by the global community. Through this year’s choreography, dancers can explore and reflect on their own experience from the past year. 

The choreography is divided into small sections and taught through set-by-step video resources, adapted for ages 6 to 100+. Resources are included to support educators in sharing the choreography with their classrooms.

Visit NBS online to learn the choreography!


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