NBS Sharing Dance Online

Friday, May 29, 2020
Canada's National Ballet School

Canada’s National Ballet School is excited to announce NBS Sharing Dance Day 2020: a special, online celebration of movement and music, taking place on May 29, 2020.

In dozens of communities across Canada, NBS Sharing Dance Day has been an annual opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to join together in a celebration of the transformative power of dance. This year, we believe that power is more important than ever—so we are hosting one NBS Sharing Dance Day event for the whole country. Wherever participants are and however they move, we want to welcome them.

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, this special online Sharing Dance Day event will feature accessible workshops suitable for dancing at home, demonstrations of diverse dance styles, and music from a wide array of dance artists in Canada. From their digital devices, participants will be able to join or follow along—there is no wrong way to be part of this nation-wide experience.

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 at https://www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance/Bring-Dance-Into-Your-Home 

Be included in our official NBS Sharing Dance Day video—a collaborative collage featuring as many dancers as possible! Film a clip of you and your family learning a part of the official NBS Sharing Dance Choreography. To learn the choreography, watch Jera Wolfe’s kickoff workshop at the link above, or visit our Learn the Sharing Dance Choreography page for step-by-step instructions and standing or seated options. People can upload their videos here: https://nbsdm.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cwIXocUPzGefMfr

And finally: celebrate with us! — May 29, 2020 is the day to tune in to NBS Sharing Dance Day from your digital device.