Master Class with Rex Harrington to Celebrate Culture Days

September 21, 2010

Ballet, Press Releases

Canada-Wide Master Class with Rex Harrington to Celebrate Culture Days

September 25, 2010, 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST

September 14, 2010… To celebrate Culture Days, The National Ballet of Canada presents a live webcast Master Class led by former Principal Dancer and current Artist-in-Residence Rex Harrington on September 25, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST. Ballet students in locations across Canada, from British Columbia to Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories, can take a class with registered participants streamed live for the first-time ever on the internet from the company’s rehearsal studios at The Walter Carsen Centre in Toronto.

“We are excited that the company can share what our dancers do in class everyday with students in dance studios and ballet fans in their homes across the country and to encourage people to celebrate Culture Days and embrace the vibrant arts and cultural life in their own communities,” says Mr. Harrington.

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. Events across Canada will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers in their community.

Dance studios participating:

Carol Todor School of Dance in Drumheller, Alberta

DansConnection Dance Studio in Grande Prairie, Alberta

JD’s Fabulous Feet Dance Studio in Red Deer, Alberta

McDonald Wilson Dance Academy in Calgary, Alberta

The Dance Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia

Barbara Ashley School of Dance in St. John’s, Newfoundland

The School of Dance Studio East Professional Division in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland

Bella Dance Academy in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

DansXpress Dance Centre in Kingston, Nova Scotia

Halifax Dance in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tippy Toes in Cambridge, Ontario

Bravo! The Centre for Dance in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Contemporary School of Dance in Waterloo, Ontario

Dance Academy of Mount Forest in Holstein, Ontario

Heritage Ballet in Hailburton, Ontario

Peter Stanton School of Dance in Newmarket, Ontario

Studio 505 in Peterborough, Ontario

L’École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain de Montréal in Montréal, Québec

To watch the live webcast, visit

Post your videos, images and comments of the Master Class:

YouTube: tag with “National Ballet Culture Days”

The 2010/11 season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

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; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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