May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
School and Home Learning


  • Career Exploration in Arts Administration

    virtual workshop

      High school-Cégep/University

    Are your high school students considering a career in Arts Administration? Participants will meet a group of arts administrators from the National Arts Centre’s Music, Theatre and/or Dance departments in a casual … read more

  • Coffee with a Choreographer

    digital conversation


    Now in its fifth year, Coffee with a Choreographer will be reinvented this season as a digital offering until we can regroup again live. “C with a C”  provides unique opportunities to exchange ideas with … read more

  • Faire danser les mots, faire parler les corps!

    with Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke

      Grade 1–6

    Available from January 2021 Duration: about 1 hour Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only  (Teacher must be present) Offered in French only How can theatre and dance … read more

  • Je danse mon alphabet

    with Bouge de là

      Preschool–Grade 1

    Available from January 2021 Duration: 45-60 minutes Maximum number of participants: 15-20 in preschool // 25-30 children in elementary school Offered to students in class only (Teacher must be present) Offered in … read more

  • MidWinter Dreaming

      Grade 5-12

    For many Nations, Winter is a time when families and community come together to tell stories, give thanks, sing, dance, play games and feast. Although we cannot gather due to COVID-19, we can bring our minds and hearts … read more

  • Moving Stories

    collaborative dance creation workshop series

      Grade 7–12

    Keep your students engaged by creatively connecting the dots between movement and storytelling. The project was spearheaded by OCDSB Dance Educator Allison Carrier and NAC Dance Education Associate and Teaching Artist … read more

  • Teacher Training Workshop in Dance

    with Siôned Watkins


    This workshop will help you help your students to get moving creatively, whether it be in the classroom, outside, or online at home. Part I: Brain and Body warm up Teachers will learn a variety of new … read more

  • The Medicine of Hoop Dance

    virtual workshops with Alex Wells


    Alex Wells is an internationally award-winning Hoop Dance Champion from Mount Currie, British Columbia. Alex is a member of the St'át'imc Lil’Wat tribe, and was brought up through cultural … read more

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.