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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • Kate Kernaghan with In Studio Participants. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
  • In Studio Participants. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
  • Kate Kernaghan with In Studio Participants. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

The National Ballet of Canada – In Studio Beginner Ballet Class


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The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada

470 Queens Quay West, M5V 2Y3

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


The National Ballet of Canada welcomes you to join us for a free beginner ballet class to celebrate Culture Days, led by In Studio’s Director, Kate Kernaghan and accompanied by a live pianist on September 23, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

The class will be one hour and fifteen minutes followed by a short Q and A and photo opportunity with Kate and company dancers. Learn the art of ballet in our spacious and bright studios through simple ballet positions and movements at the barre and in the centre. Ballet can help improve your posture, stability, and balance, as well as develop musicality and artistry in the way your body moves. Come as you are and enjoy this simple and fun ballet class.

*Please note, this event is open to ages 10 and up, no previous dance experience required.



The National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada

One of the top international ballet companies, The National Ballet of Canada was founded in 1951 by Celia Franca. Today, the company is among the world’s finest, with 70 dancers and its own orchestra. The National Ballet has a history of pre-eminent Artistic Directors and in January 2022, welcomed new leader, Hope Muir. Renowned for its diverse repertoire, the company performs traditional full-length classics, embraces contemporary work and encourages the creation of new ballets as well as the development of Canadian choreographers. The company’s repertoire includes works by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Aszure Barton, Marie Chouinard, John Cranko, William Forsythe, James Kudelka, Wayne McGregor, Kenneth McMillan, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nureyev, Crystal Pite, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and the company’s Choreographic Associates Robert Binet and Guillaume Côté, among other creators. The National Ballet tours in Canada, the USA and internationally with appearances in Paris, London, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Hamburg, New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco.