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

Grade 9: Movin’ On Up

What a day!  Welcome, again, to all of our incoming Grade 9 students and parents.

It was lovely to meet everyone today.  We’re looking forward to a great school year.

As promised – for your (later) reference – here are links to the presentations shared during each of the student and parent sessions.

  • Parents were provided with copies of both the TDSB Virtual Library Learnmark and the ESA Bookmark during their session.
  • If you didn’t get one, be sure to drop by the Library during Grade 9 Parent’s Night on Thursday September 15th.  Start time 6pm.

Do also be sure to…

Reminder also that the first – joint – SESAT and School Council meeting of the year will take place in the Library beginning promptly at 7pm on Tuesday September 13th.

Links to the Movin’ On Up presentation outlines:

(Use this link to access the ESA Virtual Library…  apologies, the link did not stay live with the changed in format to PDF!)

#esaseats: Add your thoughts to the conversation about new Auditorium seats

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 1.19.12 PMNew Auditorium seating is coming to ESA…  hopefully this summer.

Do more than just imagine the transformation….  Drop by the ESA Library and check out the first of the sample seats to arrive.

Two sample seats, with various configurations, are currently out on display. Manufacturer’s brochures are also out on display for all to peruse.


Mix and match the bits and pieces.  Imagine the space.  What do you prefer?

  • Which chair back?
  • chair seat?
  • colour?
  • arm style?
  • row end?

Have your say by posting your thoughts on the new seats in a Tweet at #esaseats.


Help make this happen this summer. There are two options available.

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 12.46.32 PMOption #1:

Purchase tickets to Shine: An Evening Celebrating ESA at the ever lovely Winter Garden Theatre on Thursday May 28th @ 8pm.

Co-hosted by Robin Duke and Rosemary Dunsmore, enjoy an evening of performances including Michael Therriault, Emilie-Claire Barlow, DancESAtion, Splash, Strad, and many others.

Additional information, as well as the link to purchase your ticket(s) may be found here.


Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 12.46.44 PMOption #2:

Sponsor a seat! Help refurbish the Auditorium, and dedicate a seat to someone special at the same time.  A lasting tribute.

Learn more, and/or purchase a seat, here.

Welcome Back! (… and the roof update)

Welcome back to school, everyone!  I hope all had a great break and are returning well-rested and ready for our busy Spring season of shows, festivals, performances,art openings and culminating activities in our academics!

I had hoped to report that the roof had been completed over the March Break.  Unfortunately, despite the roofers coming in on both weekends and during the March Break week, it looks like we will have another few days of roof work at the school.  Before we left for the break on Friday, it seemed that our additional fans and better sealed windows helped to keep out the fumes; I am hoping we will have similar results this week.

The potential roofing smells aside, have a wonderful week back!


Get Your Fosse Tickets Now!

The students at ESA would love to invite everyone to the evening performances of A Tribute to “Fosse” on Weds the 13th and Thurs the 14th at 7:00 PM!! Get your tickets at esainfo.ca!! Its gunna be a great performance!

The Terry Fox Run 2012

Thanks to Carly and Caitlin and Mr. Colbert for bringing back the Terry Fox Run to ESA!

It’s a great cause and was a wonderful day for a stroll, jog or all-out run. Students raised about $300 – a good start for a new tradition!

Thanks again to all who participated or supported the Run!


Rob MacKinnon