Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada

September 26, 2012

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Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada

Ballet Class with Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson Sold Out

Follow a Day in the Life of a Dancer on Twitter

September 26, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days with a Ballet Class led by Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson. Aspiring dancers are able to participate in a unique open class with one of Canada’s leading ballerinas while their families, friends and other spectators have an inside look at the process on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at The Walter Carsen Centre. The event is now full for spectators although a few places are still open for dancers.

Follow us on Twitter @nationalballet on Friday, September 28 as the National Ballet provides an intimate look at a day in the life of a dancer, starting with the ritual of company class to physiotherapy, from rehearsals to fittings and pointe shoe preparation.

Culture Days is a collaborative movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities from September 28 – 30, 2012.

The National Ballet of Canada’s Ballet Class with the Stars series offers young dance enthusiasts the opportunity to take a class taught a Principal Dancers in the company’s rehearsal space. Click here for more information about upcoming classes.

To register as a participant and for more information, visit the National Ballet of Canada’s website.

Visit Culture Days online here.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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