Best New Business Venture WINNERS!!!

On Thursday, November 16th Patrick, Anastasia & Kelly attended the Aurora Business Excellence Awards (BEA) presented by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce at King’s Riding Golf Club. It was a huge honour to even be nominated! But we are thrilled to say we won the award for Best New Business Venture! Thank you to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the BEA committee for hosting such an amazing gala evening with great support from the town and business community. We even got treated to some magic tricks while we were there. 

Here’s a link to the Auroran newspaper article.

Most of all we want to thank our ARTISTICA FAMILY for always supporting us and cheering us on. All of you are such awesome people and we are grateful for everyday that we get to dance and be in your company!

Happy Halloooweeen!

Our Hallooooweeeen Spooktacular was great fun! As always, students went all out to be funny, spooky, scary or SOOOO cute! Joan was positively ‘leading’ edge and won funniest costume! Rob, well, ahhh, ummm, you left us breathless! Ed and Lori, you rocked Jimi and Janice! And John, we all want to be on your dance card 🙂

Well done Batgirl, Winnie-the-poo, Piglet, our flappers, our monk, our cats, clowns and all! SOO creative everyone!

Check out our Facebook page for our spooky monster mash group dance!

Watch this TED Talk

We saw a really great TED Talk that we want to share with you… Ballroom dance legend Pierre Dulaine talks about how dancing connects us as humans plus much more about the benefits of ballroom dancing. And you’ll be inspired by his work with children around the world and how he’s used dancing to overcome hatred and prejudice.

We hope you enjoy this 🙂 Find it here TEDx Pierre Dulaine

Alive and Kicking

This documentary film will remind you why you dance. We loved this film and we hope you do too!

It’s available on Netflix and also on iTunes here.

Watch the trailer here.

Heroes of the Month!

Wow! Thanks Snap’d Aurora for naming us Heroes of the Month for October! We love giving back to our community!

Tell your friends! Our open house is coming!

We are looking forward to opening the doors and showing off our studio and having fun dancing with our students and some new friends as well!

Spread the word and bring a guest – or two – Thursday, October 19th from 6pm until 8pm. Come and meet the teachers and watch some fun dancing!

We’ll have a free group class from 6:30 to 7:30 that everyone can try.

Join us and see what all the buzz is about – we have ALOT of fun at Artistica!

Click here for our flyer with more information about the open house. Flyers are also available at the studio.

Artistica turns 2!!!

Happy anniversary to us! We are so happy and grateful to all of our students for the last two years of so much dancing and fun! We hope to spend many more happy years with you all!

During the celebration we awarded bonus lessons to students who referred a new student, and to students who took over 100 lessons during the year – and – wait for it – we gave away a total of 72 bonus lessons to 12 students – woohoo! We so appreciate your loyalty and thanks for spreading the word about Artistica!

Happy dancing!

Anastasia, Patrick and Kelly


Dancing with the Easter Seals Stars 2017

Artistica was so fortunate to have the privilege of working with eight amazing stars at this year’s event. Everyone danced their hearts out and together the team raised over $97,000 for the kids of Easter Seals – a record once again! Artistica is honoured to be a part of this event which helps so many kids. Thanks to all of the wonderful dancers and congratulations from our hearts to each and every one of you.

photo credit: Anthony Bell AIMM Media

Click here to see the program announcement!

Visit the Newmarket/ Aurora Easter Seals site for pictures and lots of great information!

And click here for a link to an article about the event and all of the dancers!

Artistica Nominated for Award!

We are delighted to announce that Artistica has been nominated for the Aurora Best New Business Venture Award by the Aurora Business Excellence Committee. We are so excited and honoured to be nominated! The winner will be announced in November at a gala event. Fingers crossed.

Spring 2017 Competition Season

Well we’ve wrapped up the spring competitions with two fabulous competitions – Tulip Classic in Niagara Falls in May and Can-Am Dance Sport Gala in Toronto in July. Once again, Artistica made a splash with many first place awards for individual dances for all students and placements in the multi-dance and scholarships! Lori, Patti, and Carm all placed in the top ten students for both competitions! And a special shout out to Sarah and Peter for such beautiful dancing and great results for their very first competition!

It was especially thrilling to see Anastasia and Patrick perform at the gala at Tulip Classic and to see their FIRST ever professional Rising Star competition at Can-Am where they placed third! Wow!!! Special thanks to all of the Artistica students and family members who came out to cheer the dancers on!

Check out all of the pictures to see how much fun we had!