MEDIA ADVISORY/INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Nation's Biggest Dance Party Hosted by Canada's National Ballet School to Celebrate Canada's 150th

HALIFAX, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - On June 2, Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) will kick off its celebration for Canada's 150th with a nationwide dance party from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Grande Parade in Halifax. NBS' Sharing Dance Day events will bring communities together and empower them to enjoy the physical, social, emotional and cultural benefits of dance for all Canadians. The events will include professional dance performances, open free dance classes, activity booths, music, and engaging activities for all ages.

For more information on Sharing Dance Day, please visit:


Friday, June 2, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Grand Parade                  

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Performances of the '2017 Choreography' - representing distinct styles of dance, cultural backgrounds and geographic locations
The '2017 Choreography' has been taught to the general public – children and youth of all ages, seniors and everyone in between – across Canada since January 2017. The '2017 Choreography' is a collaboration led by NBS artistic staff and four Canadian choreographers, including Eugene Baffoe.

Activities and Workshops:

Studio 26, Maria Osende (flamenco), TYDE (ballet), Mi'qmaw Friendship Centre, The Woods (hip hop dance), and other activities from DJ R$ $mooth set

TYDE (jazz), Diaga (Irish dance), Shimmy Mob (bellydance), TYDE (body percussions), Lilliona (contemporary African dance), and learning a piece of the '2017 Choreography' with Eugene Baffoe

Photo/filming/interview opportunities are available during and after the event

About Canada's National Ballet School
With a rich 58-year history and international reputation, NBS is one of the world's foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers and teachers. NBS believes that everyone should have access to high-quality dance programs, encouraging people to engage artistically, and reap the physical, social, emotional and cultural benefits that dance provides. NBS' Sharing Dance community initiative has grown under the guidance of NBS artistic staff, developing fundamental aspects of physical literacy through dance in children and youth; engaging seniors, including those with Parkinson's disease or dementia, with dance activities that contribute to better health and improved quality of life; and promoting broad public participation for everyone in between.

SOURCE Canada's National Ballet School

For further information: Sapna Goel, Communications Lead, Sharing Dance, Canada's National Ballet School, 416 964 3780 x 2115


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