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Splash Auditions


Open Dance Call for all majors!
Sign up on Music Theatre bulletin board outside the cafeteria.
Please wear form fitting dance clothes, jazz shoes for men, character shoes or jazz shoes for women.  If you can tap dance, please bring tap shoes.
Callbacks for those selected to be seen again will take place Thursday May 10th at 3:30 in R3. Students will be required to perform the same audition combo and sing while they’re dancing – song ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ from the original broadway recording of the musical ‘Fosse’ – sheet music will be provided at the initial audition.
Rehearsals would commence May 15 until Moratorium and resume in September.
All students must commit to Tues/Thurs rehearsals 3:30-6:30

ESA Dance presents An Evening of Dance: Gravity – Gravitas April 25, 26, 27

The ESA Dance department proudly presents, An Evening of Dance, with a new show, Gravity Gravitas. It is a celebration of dance, film, music and creative writing. The show is divided into two acts; with each act exploring numerous perspectives of gravity.  The show features new works by local artists, over 100 dance students, and the dance company, DancESAtion. Come join the celebration!

Dates and times of performance(s)

April 25th @ 7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm

April 26th @ 7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm

April 27th @ 7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm

Tickets can be purchased on line
Prices – $20.00-25.00 adults / $10.00 students
It is Reserved Seating

Sales to begin for tickets – April 9th, 2018

Online ticket sales end – 1:00pm the day of show

Tickets, if available will be available at the door at 6:30pm

Notes – Latecomers will be admitted when ushers deem appropriate

The use of hazers and bright lights are used during the show.

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.