Workshops & Masterclasses

Teachers and students can learn about and register for these exciting events.

  • Music

    Student matinee preparation

    Receive a complimentary visit from the NAC Orchestra’s Resident Artist in the Community (RAC) to help prepare your students for an upcoming NAC Orchestra matinee performance.

  • Dance

    Dance Masterclasses

    NAC Dance is thrilled to offer master classes and workshops – often exclusively in Ottawa – by some of the dance world’s most renowned artists performing at the NAC. Dance teachers, dance students, pre-professional and professional dancers can take advantage of these fantastic opportunities.

  • English Theatre

    Swap Shop: Student Workshops with Arts Professionnals

    English Theatre workshops are offered at the elementary, secondary or post-secondary level, either in-school or at the NAC.

  • Music

    Coaching sessions with Donnie Deacon, resident artist in the community

    For school orchestras, string ensembles and chamber ensembles. Available in English only.

  • French Theatre

    Visits by creative artists!

    May we suggest that you welcome into your classroom some of the creative artists who will be coming to the NAC's French Theatre. It is a fantastic way to familiarize your students with the performing arts before they come to the theatre. In French only

  • French Theatre

    De plain-pied

    Installation piece, performance, ephemeral poetry, subversive karaoke, metaphysical bingo... What form will their creation take? We have no idea! And that’s what makes it so interesting! In French only

  • Dance

    Professional development for teachers

    To enhance learning in the classroom, NAC Dance will once again be organizing a free open-level workshop for teachers.

  • English Theatre

    Backstage visits

    Backstage is a different world from onstage. These visits, led by professional stage managers, allow students to see how production elements come together.

  • French Theatre

    Putting your school to work

    You can have an artist-in-residence right in your classroom for a series of interactive workshops in which they can share their ideas, their sensitivities and their vision of the world!
    In French only

  • Dance

    Tea with a ballerina

    An interactive opportunity for young people to learn about life in a professional ballet company and the journey it takes to get there.

  • Music

    Music Festival Preparation

    Get hands-on performance and coaching tips from some of the finest musicians in the NAC Orchestra. 

  • Dance

    Coffee with a choreographer

    Our newly-minted initiative, “C with a C” provides a chance to have coffee and exchange ideas in an intimate setting with a renowned choreographer. Participation is limited to 10 to 12 emerging and aspiring artists, creators, and/or art academics who must register in advance.

  • Music

    Band, orchestra and choir clinics

    Calling all concert band, orchestra and choir leaders! A musician from the NAC Orchestra or a professional from the community will lead a workshop tailored to your needs, followed by a question and answer period.

  • Music

    Music circle workshop series for special needs students

    A unique opportunity for students with special needs to explore string, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments in a supportive and professional environment while developing their auditory, motor, social and motivation skills.

  • Music

    Career exploration in arts administration

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

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