Meet the STARS of this year’s “Dancing with the Easter Seals Stars”!

“Choreography, rehearsal, twirl, kick-ball-change, rock step, tap”….. those are all new words this fabulous group of 7 have adopted into their vocabulary over the last few weeks as they gear up to wow the masses at this year’s Dancing with the Easter Seals Stars!

Let’s meet them, shall we? Click on the names below to learn more:

Andrea Peterson

Brian North

Chris Emanuel

Jennifer Buchanan

Nikki Pett

Rob Clark

Tony Di Pede

We are so honoured to be working with another group of amazing people this year, and so far they are doing REALLY, REALLY well with all of their routines! Everyone who comes to this year’s show is going to be severely entertained with this year’s STARS!

Easter Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration. Easter Seals provide financial assistance of up to $3 000 per year, per child to help purchase essential mobility equipment such as wheelchair, walkers, ramps or lifts. In addition to that, they own and operate two fully accessible summer camps and offer children and youth 10-day summer camp experiences. Their camping programs give kids the opportunity to stay away from home and experience a wide range of fully accessible activities, such as a high ropes course, indoor climbing wall, sailing, kayaking, white-water rafting and so much more!

If you’d like to make a donation to help support your favourite star, click here!

Artistica making waves at CanAm Dancesport Gala

We had an awesome weekend at CanAm Dancesport Gala competition in Toronto! We couldn’t have been happier with the way our students danced and represented the studio with pride! We competed all day Thursday and all day Friday, leaving us cool, calm and collected to enjoy the events on Saturday that included an exciting pro-show. The weekend event closed out with a funny bit of entertainment from all of the judges. Speaking of judges, it was a big highlight for our studio to meet Karina Smirnoff & Louis Van Amstel of DWTS!

Artistica had amazing results with students placing in almost all of their heats, and podium finishes for a few scholarship events! Lori Greco won Top Student overall in her division, and Carmen Cornacchia also won his division! double boom! Patti, Lori & Carm were acknowledged for their cumulative placements in the Dancesport Scholarship series, and to top it all off… Patrick won 6th place in the Top Teacher Category! We are going to need to build a trophy case soon….just a humble brag folks.

Thanks to all of our students who competed! We hope you know how much we enjoyed the weekend with you, and how proud we are to have shared the dance floor with each of you. Congrats on a job very well done 🙂 And thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday night for champagne & dinner!


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