Congratulations to the Grade 12 Ballet Class!

After 4 highly successful elementary school dance workshops this week I thought it only appropriate to congratulate the grade 12 ballet class!

They were wonderful ambassadors of ESA. They had elementary students (and teachers) exploring the elements of dance and trying new ways of moving. There was no shortage of energy or smiles in the studios.

The grade 12’s workshops were creative and engaging. Their warmth, encouragement and support were clearly felt by our guests. They modeled exemplary teamwork and leadership.

Congratulations once again.

I am so proud of all of you!

Mrs. Michailidis

Congratulations Dancers!

Congratulations to all those who were involved both on stage and behind the scenes with making Choreographic Workshop 2017 a huge success!

The sold out performance came together nicely to showcase the love and passion for dance, and creativity that thrives at ESA.

To the dancers and crew, thank you for all of your dedication, hard work and professionalism.

Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, families, friends, and community members that came out to help and to support.



2017 Choreographic Workshop

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Choreographic Workshop. It is a wonderful evening of talent that is happening on November 8th, 2017 at the Nancy Main Theatre at ESA. For ticket information, please visit, or you are welcome to purchase tickets at the door at 6:00pm

Please Join us for Portfolio Day 8

We are looking forward to seeing you at Portfolio Day 8 on November 3 2017.

Parents of participating students are welcome to join us at 6.30 in the library to speak with representatives from some of the 70 participating schools and programs.

The public is invited to see the exhibition from 7-10pm.

If you know someone thinking of applying to ESA in the future – this is the ideal opportunity to see what we are capable of!

We have broken records this year with more students and schools participating than ever before. Please join us!

Matthew Varey

2017 Choreographic Workshop

Tickets are now on sale!!!

ESADance Department presents Choreographic Workshop 2017
Featuring work by the Dance Faculty, Dance Students, and the company, DancESAtion.
November 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm
Nancy Main Theatre
Tickets $15.00, General Admission

Dance Department Fitness Equipment Donations

Thank you to all of the individuals and families who have made donations of needed fitness equipment. Your help is very much appreciated and your donations have already been put into use!

If you are still looking to donate we are still happy to receive any of your donations!

Items of interest include skipping ropes, yoga mats, lacrosse or road hockey balls, golf balls, tennis balls, 9 inch toy balls, Pilates balls, phone books, wooden dowels, foam rollers. Items do not need to be new. They just need to be in a usable condition. Every little bit helps.

Thank you for your help and support,

Melissa Michailidis

Stretch & Strength Classes for All Staff & Students

I will be teaching Stretch and Strength classes on Tuesdays at lunch in Dance studio 2. Classes will start at 11:45 and are open to all students and staff. No sign up required. Just come ready to move!

Hope to see you there!

M. Michailidis

Dance Department in Need of Fitness Equipment

I need your help! I’m looking for donations of fitness equipment. Items of particular interest…Pilates balls, yoga mats, tennis balls,lacrosse/road hockey balls, 9″ toy balls, skipping ropes, elastic Therabands, phone books (if anyone even has these anymore), large bath towels, etc.

The equipment doesn’t need to be pretty, just functional. I am looking to further develop the health and wellness strand in the Dance department, as well as my extra curricular stretch and strength program offered to all ESA students and staff. So if you have cleaned out your basement, garage or catch all room lately and you have come across any of these items that you are wanting to purge, send them in! Your donation will help others get moving!

Wanting to donate? Please contact me at:     [email protected]

Any help is greatly appreciated!


Melissa Michailidis

ESA Dance Company Auditions – DancESAtion

Dance Company Auditions – DancESAtions

New ESA students are are welcome to audition for the ESA Dance Company, DancESAtions. A rehearsal to learn the audition material will be held on Thursday, September 7th at 11:40pm in Dance studio 1. Auditions will take place the following day on Friday, September 8th at 11:40pm in Dance studio 1. The results will be posted by the end of that day.

Dance Department Newsletter June 2017

Come see what the Dance department has been up to via our June 2017 newsletter. Advised by Ms. Friedman, it features the voice of the dance students and has been edited by Annie Boss.

ESA Dance NEWSLETTER June 2017

Congratulations Grade 12 Dance Majors!

Congratulations to the grade 12 Dance majors in their successful final ESA performance. The show was a tremendous accomplishment and a fantastic showcase of your growth over the past 4 years.  The pride and hard work you all put forth truly stood out. Thank you to all who came out to support these brilliant young individuals. Your support over the years has not gone unnoticed and continues to be greatly appreciated by all of us. 

Grade 12 Dance Show Thursday June 8 at 4pm in the Auditorium – tickets are FREE!

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