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National Ballet School’s Sharing Dance Day

Join Canada’s National Ballet School and Dance Nova Scotia for Sharing Dance Day 2022. We will be posting information on this year's choreography and will be sharing learning videos and information about the date. And of course, we are waiting to see if we will be in-person or online with the Sharing Dance community across the country.  

Every year Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) commissions the creation of an original piece of Canadian choreography and supports individuals and communities across the country as they learn and perform the piece on NBS Sharing Dance Day. Dance Nova Scotia is excited to be taking part in this national celebration of dance, and we invite you to join us! If COVID restrictions are lifted, we hope to return to hosting an afternoon of festivities at the Central library in HRM. 

We believe that dance is a fun and physical way for people of all ages to get moving. We also believe that NBS's Sharing Dance Day will encourage more people to participate in dance classes in their communities. Our goal is to help Canadians to recognize and value dance as an effective way to get healthy, active and artistically engaged.

So why get involved in NBS Sharing Dance Day?

  • It’s a fun way to demonstrate the relevance of dance to all Canadians
  • It’s an opportunity to support and connect with your community
  • You will be part of a national celebration of Canadian dance

The 2022 Choreographers will be announced soon.

Please keep connected for more information on the choreographers, the choreography, the music, and all the online learning portals for this year's celebration.  .:

Your impact:

By getting involved in learning the NBS Sharing Dance Day choreography, you are joining a community of dance studios across the country, helping to promote the benefits of dance for people of all ages.

Free instructional videos and resources are available online to support your involvement. You can choose to perform the choreography at your year-end recital, partner with a community group to dance in a public park, or even join in the fun that has moved online the last two years, due to COVID restrictions. Check out the video link below that highlights the online community that joined in last year. The NBS, along with Dance Nova Scotia and other local partners will be celebrating Sharing Dance Day again this year and it will be TBD as to where that happens.! So create your own NBS Sharing Dance Day; maybe an intimate celebration within a single class or a larger event that includes friends and family members - we encourage each school to implement the choreography in the way that works best for them.

CLICK HERE to check out last year's celebration and the video compilation of people dancing last year's choreography. 


 NBS gratefully acknowledges the support for Sharing Dance Day by local community partners including: 
 Halifax Dance, Studio 26 and Kinnected Leadership , and of course Dance Nova Scotia