ALICE Slideshow – Click to check it out!

Whether you got to see the Dance Department’s ALICE in April or not here is a beginning of the week treat for you.

Play the embedded track above or click the link to see a slide show of our April performance of ALICE.

Thank you Mark Wilson for your brilliant photography and attention to detail!

DancESAtion Auditions Wed. May 17 @ 3:30 in Dance Studio 1

Want to explore the world of dance? Come out and tryout for Etobicoke School of the Art’s Dance company DancESAtion!

We are inviting all interested dancers/performers to audition for the DancESAtion 2017-2018 season next week. Auditions will be held on Wed. May 17 in Dance Studio 1. Auditions are open to ALL ESA students. All interested participants need to sign in at 3:30 pm and auditions will start soon after.

You must bring in a completed Interschool athletics (Dance) Tryout and Participation form and a completed Medical Information Form with you to the audition.  These forms must be signed by a parent/guardian before you are able to audition. Forms are available in Dance studio 1 (or ask Ms. Friedman, Mrs. Michailidis, or Ms. Saum for one).

Please wear appropriate movement attire and be prepared to dance barefoot.

We are looking for dancer/performers who are:

  1. strong and diverse movers
  2. open to collaboration and works well with others
  3. invested in the creative process
  4. focused, committed and have strong work ethics
  5. interested in being challenged and passionate about dance


September through December : Monday & Wednesday – 3:30-5:30 pm

January through May: Monday & Wednesday – 3:30- 6:00 pm

We have an exciting year planned with multiple performance opportunities and guest artists!

We look forward to seeing you on WEDNESDAY MAY 17!

ALICE Closes Friday April 28. Last chance to see this show (and Mr Lessard as a dancing hot pink flamingo!)!

It is your last chance to come out and see this amazing show. Don’t be late for this very important date! Friday April 28 is the last night of ALICE. Come out and support the hours of sweat and dedication the entire cast has put into this crowd pleasing show. Let Mr Lessard impress you as a dancing Flamingo! Get your tickets at

ALICE Opening Night a Big Success! Only 2 Days Left. Get Your Tickets Before They’re Gone!

Congratulations to all involved in tonight’s hugely successful opening of ALICE. There are 2 nights left to come out and see what the Dance Department has been up to these past few months. Tickets can be purchased at , in the main foyer at lunch, or at the box office. Don’t miss out on this spectacular show. It is fun for the whole family. It features our dance majors grades 9-12, our dance company, DancESAtion, and a very special guest, Mr. Lessard!

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ALICE Tickets on sale!

The Dance department proudly presents ALICE Wednesday April 26- Friday April 28. The show opens in less than 24 hours. Do you have your tickets yet? Come out and support this amazing cast of dancers from grades 9-12. It is filled with fun and entertaining performances from our department, our dance company, DancESAtion,  and our special guest Mr. Lessard! Go to http://www.esainfo.cafor tickets.

ALICE Tickets on sale!

Don’t be late for this very important date! Join Alice on her journey through Wonderland on Wednesday April 26, Thursday April 27, and Friday April 28. Performances start at 7:00 pm. The show features our Dance majors grades 9-12, our dance company, DancESAtion, and a special guest. It has a little something for everyone so get your tickets today at [Read more…]

ALICE Tickets on Sale!

Don’t be late for a very important date! Next week the Dance department will be presenting ALICE. The show features over 100 Dance majors from grades 9 through 12, our dance company, DancESAtion, as well as a very special guest! Book your tickets now and join Alice on her journey through Wonderland April 26, 27, & 28.

For tickets go to

_ESA alice rehearsal video


Splash Auditions 2017/18

All majors are encouraged to attend the open dance call on Tues. May 9th in R3. There will be a sign up sheet posted on the Music Theatre board outside the CAF soon to sign up. There will be two call times (3:30-5 and 5;30-7) please wear Dance attire

Vocal Call Backs will be Thurs. May 11th – 32 bars of a Broadway song, for selected students to proceed to the final casting.

Previous Splash members who are interested must sign up for the open dance call times and may or may not be requested for a vocal callback.

We have some exciting plans next year with Show Choir Canada and a possible Canadian trip/Showcase! [Read more…]

ALICE Dance Performances: Wed, April 26, Thurs, April 27 & Fri, April 28

Over three nights, our dance students will perform “Alice”, based on Alice in Wonderland. All performances start at 7:00 PM.

“We are so excited to present our take on Lewis Carroll’s enduring children’s classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. While we have tried to stay true to the spirit of the story, we have taken liberties with the text and eliminated some characters, added some others and changed the order of Alice’s encounters to accommodate the 100 students in the production.”


April 26th @ 7:00pm, April 27th @ 7:00pm, April 28th @ 7:00pm


B1-5 and B19-23 have removable seats to allow for wheelchair seating. Please contact Peggy Aitchison prior to the show at [email protected] to reserve these seats.

Tickets to the Dance Department’s “ALICE” NOW ON SALE!

The Dance department proudly presents “Alice” from April 26-April 28.  This year we are excited to present our take on Lewis Carroll’s enduring childrens’ classics: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”. The show features our dance company, DancESAtion, and the entire dance department, grades nine through twelve. Book your tickets early so you can be guaranteed to join Alice on her adventure through wonderland. Tickets are available on-line at or just click the link below.

Check out our poster promo video and share them with friends.

ALICE Poster

ALICE Promo Video

_ESA alice rehearsal video



ESA Elementary Dance Workshops

Congratulations to Mrs. Michailidis’ grade 12 Ballet class on a week of highly successful elementary school dance workshops!

The grade 12s created and conducted dance workshops for 7 different elementary schools. They had the students engaged and excited to move. They were excellent ambassadors for not only the Dance department but all of ESA as they hosted James S. Bell, John English, Lambton-Kingsway, Indian Crescent Road, Annette Street, Norseman, and Karen Kain School of the Arts.

Congratulations to your success once again!

– Melissa Michailidis

ESA Dance Newsletter

ESA’s Dance department has been busy dancing and writing. Find out about all of our dancers’ experiences from their perspective in our first official newsletter! There are articles from dance students from grades 9 through 12 and alumni. Just click the attached link and enjoy!

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