You dance Canada


Nikki Holck warming up for a YOU dance performance. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
Lisa Robinson and spectators at a YOU dance performance. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


Repertoire for YOU dance performances has been specially selected for students in Grades four to six. Performances are enhanced by pre- and post-performance discussions and curriculum-based teacher resources for each classroom.

YOU dance performances are held in the intimate setting of the Betty Oliphant Theatre and are an hour in length. The dancers are all graduates of Canada's National Ballet School or other internationally renowned training institutions. Watch a video about YOU dance performances >

Theatre doors open at 12:15 pm
Times: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON
Grades: 4 to 6
Cost: FREE with participating in a YOU dance workshop
Maximum number of tickets: 250

Performance Dates:

  • September 28, 29, 2015
  • October 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2015
  • May 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2016

The 2015/16 Performances are now full.

To view performance repertoire please click here.

Live Stream

All grades four, five and six from school boards across Canada are invited to sign up for the hour and fifteen minutes-long live streamed YOU dance performance featuring five specially selected pieces danced by the National Ballet’s Apprentices and accompanied by a pianist. Students will also enjoy a glimpse backstage to see how the dancers prepare before a performance.

Education and Outreach Manager Lisa Robinson will lead students through discussions before and after the performance and will answer questions.

See what teachers say about YOU dance >

Last year, over 8,000 students across Canada enjoyed the live stream.

Participants must register ahead of time and curriculum-based teacher resources will be available.
Date: Thursday May 5, 2016

Register now >

Performance Venue

The Betty Oliphant Theatre
404 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 2G6
(416) 964-5148