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Your chance to audition to dance for Canada's National Ballet School

Open classes and auditions take place at Barrie School of Dance today and Sunday
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Canada's National Ballet School's (NBS) 60th anniversary cross country audition tour visits Barrie from Feb. 1-2, hosting open classes and auditions for NBS' Professional Ballet Program. NBS Cross Country will visit 20 cities before wrapping up in Toronto, Ontario on Feb. 9, 2020, searching for passionate dancers and aspiring dance teachers with big dreams and inspiring talent.
“NBS’ annual audition tour across Canada is deeply meaningful for my colleagues and me, as it allows us to engage with some of the most talented young people in the country,” said Mavis Staines, Artistic Director and CEO. “This year’s tour reflects NBS’ impassioned commitment to celebrating the richness and diversity of Canada’s dance community and to building pathways for more people to discover, pursue and develop a life-long appreciation for dance.”

Auditions for NBS’ full-time Professional Ballet Program (students in grades 6 – 12) and Post-Secondary Program (high school graduates) are specially designed ballet classes where dancers are assessed for quality of movement, coordination and overall suitability for the demands of classical ballet. The minimum age to audition is 10, and no prior ballet training is required for students aged 12 and under.

Junior and senior dance students are also welcome to participate in NBS open classes, which are designed for students to attend regardless of their intent to audition for the full-time program.

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What: NBS Cross Country: Open classes and Auditions for Canada's National Ballet School's full-time Professional Ballet Program
Date: Saturday, Feb. 1 (open classes) and Sunday, Feb. 2 (auditions)
Time: Open classes take place between 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.; 
Auditions take place throughout the day Feb. 2 between 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Barrie School of Dance, 149 Welham Road, Unit 12, Barrie, ON L4N 8Y3