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NBS Sharing Dance Day Toronto 2018

 

The benefits of NBS Sharing Dance Day are many: it’s good for my brain, soul and body. I learn about musicality, self-expression and coordination. It keeps me physically, mentally and artistically active. The social and recreational aspect of NBS Sharing Dance is the icing on the cake. I’ve made good friends and had many laughs.
– Homa

 

Are you looking for free activities for the whole family to have fun and stay physically active together?  Join the movement at NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018!

Hosted by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), Sharing Dance Day aims to get all Canadians active and engaged in dance. It’s a nation-wide, family-friendly dance engagement activity culminating in community performances on NBS Sharing Dance Day events across the country.

Each year, thousands of Canadians rehearse the easy-to-learn choreography: this year’s piece focuses on the theme of environmental stewardship. You can join in by attending free community rehearsals, and by accessing online rehearsal videos and informational toolkits.

About the choreography

For NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018, two talented choreographers representing different styles of dance, geographic locations and cultural backgrounds, collaborated to create a unique piece of choreography that explores the importance of environmental stewardship. They are Eugene Baffoe (GeNie), a freestyle battle dancer and teacher in Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Recreational Division, and Michelle Olson, who lives in Vancouver, and is a member of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation (Yukon) and the Artistic Director of Raven Spirit Dance.

Toronto’s NBS Sharing Dance Day at a Glance

WHAT: NBS Sharing Dance Day Toronto 2018

WHEN: Friday, June 1st from 10-11:30 am (school event 1), 12:30 – 2 pm (school event 2), and 5 – 7 pm (community event)
WHERE: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

WHO: All Canadians—all ages and abilities—are invited to register and dance!

HOW: Attend a rehearsal in your community, use the online instructional videos, or simply come check out the event on June 1!

You can learn the choreography using free instructional videos available online, and you can register to participate here. There are also free workshops taking place at NBS (located at 400 Jarvis Street) every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm.  For more information, visit www.sharingdance.ca.

If you are interested in taking part and want support, please don’t hesitate to contact Niamh Byrne Rodgers, Coordinator of Stakeholder Relations, at nbyrnerodgers@nbs-enb.ca