YOU dance Performances and Workshops


YOU dance performances take place in schools and in theatre during select times in the year. The in-theatre performances feature a curate repertoire performed by The National Ballet of Canada’s RBC Apprentices, accompanied by a pianist. Each class attending a performance in theatre receives a pre- or post YOU dance workshop in their school (more information can be found in the Workshops section of this webpage, please see below).

In-school performances are designed to introduce students to the theatrical art of ballet. Led by teaching artists from the National Ballet, YOU dance in-school performances demystify the world of ballet with a short performance explained by a host. Through an interactive discussion, students learn about the National Ballet, pointe shoes, partnering, ballet mime and theatrical makeup. Students will not only hear directly from artists about their roles but will also learn what it takes to produce ballet.

Both the in-school and in-theatre hour-long performances are enhanced by pre- and post-performance discussions and curriculum-based teacher resources for the classroom.

Please note: YOU dance in-theatre performances are suitable for students in grades four to seven. YOU dance in-school performances are suitable for students in grades one to six.

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YOU dance workshops are designed to provide an opportunity to explore movement as a means of communication and as an art form. Taught by YOU dance Teaching Artists and Educators, the 45-minute movement workshops encourage students to actively engage in movement techniques to develop their creative expression, learn a variety of dance styles, and repertoire. Taking place in schools, YOU dance workshops provide a learning experience for both students and teachers.

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