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.

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ALICE Promo Video

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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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Free Hip Hop Class Wednesday at Lunch

The Dance department is proud to be offering a FREE HIP HOP CLASS this Wednesday February 15 from 12:10-12:50 in Dance Studio 1!!! The class will be taught be a GUEST ARTIST and is OPEN TO ALL ESA STUDENTS! All you need are indoor runners to participate.

New Dance Course Offerings in Hip Hop & Jazz

The dance department is offering some NEW elective dance courses that are open to all students. We are offering a new Hip Hop course (ATC 1O1) and Jazz elective courses (ATJ 2O1 & ATJ 3O1) for both junior and senior grades. All of the elective courses have performance opportunities.  If you are interested and have any questions please ask your student service representative during your up-coming course selection presentation or feel free to contact the dance department at 416-394-6910 x 20103.

Free Jazz Class Wednesday Feb. 8 at Lunch

Come on out for a free Jazz dance class in Dance Studio 1. The class will be this Wednesday Feb 8 from 11:40-12:20. The class is open to all ESA students. There are only 25 spots so they will be given first come first served. Please sign-up with Ms Saum if you are interested. All you need for the class is active wear.

Congratulations Grade 12 Dance Majors

Congratulations to the grade 12 ballet class to creating and hosting greatly successful dance workshops for 4 different elementary school. The kids had fun and we look forward to hosting 3 new schools in March!

Dancing in NYC

Just a reminder to grade 11 & 12 dance majors that permission forms the NYC TRIP are due January 26. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Dancing in NYC

Grade 11 & 12 Dance majors have a wonderful opportunity to experience one of the world’s major hubs for dance, New York City! This 3 night trip will take place in May and will have students dancing in some of the world’s renowned dance centers, viewing live performances of major dance companies and exploring this amazing city. Spaces are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis. Permission forms are to be submitted by January 26 to the dance department. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Choreographic Workshop DVD ORDERS are ready for PICK-UP

If you ordered a DVD of the Dance department’s Choreographic Workshop please come see Ms. Saum to pick-up your order.



Choreographic Workshop Auditions

Choreographic Workshop auditions will take place on Tuesday November 8 at 3:30 pm in dance studio 1.