Splash Trip to Chicago FAME Show Choir Competition

Our trip has been approved to travel to the FAME Show Choir competition in Chicago Mar 28-31, 2019.
All parents and students travelling must attend a mandatory Parent Info meeting with our Admin and tour leaders from Brightspark.  Important information will be received about how to register your son or daughter for the trip with Brightspark, payment login information for payment online (the only method of payment), mandatory trip insurance and itinerary.
Mark your calendars:  Tuesday, November 13th.  6:00-6:45pm in the ESA Library.  Please bring a photocopy of your son/daughter’s passport and please ensure that it is valid up until September 2019.  If for some reason you cannot attend, please ensure that your son or daughter attends to receive the travel package.


Hello everyone!

We have a wonderful new website up and running for PD9 – click here to see what these brilliant grade 12’s have done

Huge thank you to Spencer Julien for building this for us. We are so proud to have students from all six ESA majors in PD9 – it is both a school wide and a global effort with 76 schools and programs joining us from six countries.

Many PD9 students will begin clearing out their spaces and staring to set up this week. Wish them all well!

PD9 donations are accepted by SESAT via this link

Thank you for all of your support and please join us to see the exhibition on Friday November 2md between 7 and 10pm!


Portfolio Day Meeting This Week

A reminder to all involved in PD9 – parents and participants – of our meeting this Wednesday October 10 at 7pm in the library. All ESACA Film and other students of any grade and their families are welcome to attend to gain insight into this process.

We will go over the specifics of the next four weeks so that everyone understands the expectations, and there will be opportunities to sign up for jobs etc

To donate to PD9 through SESAT please click here – thank you!

Matthew Varey

To read the Canadian Art Magazine article about us click here.

PD9 Meeting

I would like to invite all 220ish parents and 85 participants of PD9 to the ESA library next Wednesday October 10th at 7pm to go over logistics, expectations, and jobs for our upcoming incrediblefest on November 2nd (and clean up on November 3rd).

Can’t wait to see you all!

Matthew Varey

To donate to PD9 click here

How To Parent Your Child In The Arts – Reminder of October 11

Come to this workshop around topics relevant to our parent community. Hope to see you on October 11 at 7:00 pm.


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 Drama Mainstage presents AS YOU LIKE IT March 27-29

ESA Drama presents AS YOU LIKE IT – Mainstage 2018

March 27, 28, 29 @ 7pm
(& 1pm on Thursday only)

in the Nancy Main Auditorium

Tickets: $20 General /  $15 Students
Purchase Online via https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=esa


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, esainfo.ca 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

DancESAtion Audition Wednesday May 17 @ 3:30 in Dance Studio 1

DancESAtion auditions for our 2017-2018 season will be taking place in Dance Studio 1 at 3:30pm on Wednesday May 17. All ESA students are welcome. If interested please pick up an audition package from Dance studio 1 (or see Ms. Friedman, Mrs. Michailidis, or Ms. Saum) before the audition. A flyer with more information is attached.

DancESAtion Audition notice 2017

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!

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…]