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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Observe or try a ballet class at Canada's National Ballet School

As part of Culture Days, the NBS is offering a lot of great opportunities:

Free Observation Experience – Saturday, October 1

On Saturday, October 1, NBS  will welcome visitors to the Betty Oliphant Theatre to observe students in the Professional Ballet Program during their morning classes. Registration is not required.
The following classes will be open for observation:
9:00am-10:30am Grade 10 Girls
10:45am-12:15pm Grade 12 & PSP women
12:45pm-2:15pm Grade 11,12 & PSP men

Free Dance Classes – Sunday, October 2

Sunday, October 2 sees NBS opening its studios and providing free classes in the following areas. Ballet classes and the Musical Theatre class begin at 11am and are all one hour. The Urban dance class begins at 12.15am and is one hour.
  • Registration is required, so sign up now to reserve your spot!
Ballet Class, 5-7 years
For those 5-7 years old – take a ballet class with Canada's National Ballet artistic staff. You'll have a live accompanist play for you and experience the wonderful studios at NBS' award-winning facility. Begin with the barre before moving around the studio – experience the joy of movement – no previous ballet experience required.
Ballet Class, 8-13 years
For those 8-13 years old – take a ballet class with Canada's National Ballet artistic staff. You'll have a live accompanist play for you and experience the wonderful studios at NBS' award-winning facility. Begin with the barre before moving around the studio – experience the joy of movement – no previous ballet experience required.
Ballet Class, 13-21 years
For those 13-21 years old – take a ballet class with Canada's National Ballet artistic staff. You'll have a live accompanist play for you and experience the wonderful studios at NBS' award-winning facility. Begin with the barre before moving around the studio – experience the joy of movement – no previous ballet experience required.
Adult Ballet Class
Adults, aged 21+ will be given a ballet class taught by artistic staff at Canada's National Ballet School. No previous experience is required. You will begin with warm-up exercises at the barre and then move into the centre of the studio for additional movement exercises. You'll have a live accompanist play for you and experience the joy of movement in NBS' award winning facility.
Musical Theatre Class, boys only 8-12 years
Take a class with one of the 'Billys' from the New York production of Billy Elliot - The Musical. Your teacher – an NBS student – will teach a routine from the show, offered only for boys, 8-12 years old.
Urban Dance Class, all ages
Come and take an urban dance class at Canada's National Ballet School. No previous hip hop experience is required, just bring your inner rap-stylin' star and get ready to have some radical fun.

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