The National Ballet of Canada’s Gratitude Classes are our way of pitching in to support frontline essential service workers. We hope the free classes, that are tailored to the needs each organization and group, provide a brief reprieve to these heroes, lifting spirits and boosting morale before heading back to the frontlines.
If you, or someone you know, is a frontline essential services worker and are interested in a Gratitude Class with a specific focus, please email us at email@example.com and we would love to assist.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Cedarvale Terrace Long Term Care Home
Canadian Nurses Association
Guelph First Responders
McMaster Children's Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Ontario Nurses Association
Queen West Community Health Centre
St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa
The Roxborough Retirement Residence
Toronto Police Services
Trillium Health Partners
University Health Network: Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret, Toronto Rehab and Michener Institute
First Soloist Tanya Howard
created this stretch video for Hospital Workers that specifically targets the legs and lower back to counteract long days spent on their feet.
Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez created this rigourous warm-up video for Fire Fighters and Emergency First Responders to do before their long shifts.
Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson created this ballet inspired chair stretch video for 911 dispatchers that specifically targets the neck, shoulders and upper back to counteract long days spent seated.
Principal Character Artist Stephanie Hutchinson
created this movement of simple stretches for Long-Term Care and Health Workers that can be done in full or in part.
Corps de Ballet member Nicholas Rose created a restorative movement class for Hospital Workers that relaxes the entire body.
Principal Dancer Heather Ogden
created this ballet inspired workout for Toronto Police Services to give them a moment to stretch and reset during their day.