Dreams to Reality Bridal Show – FIRST DANCE LESSONS

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples of York Region! We are here to help you learn to dance for the most important day of your life.

Bridal shows are a great way to find out what services are available in your area. We recommend going local! For example, The “Dreams to Reality Fall Wedding Show” offers a plethora of unique Bridal services in York Region. Hosted by Anita’s Events, this unique wedding show includes a cocktail reception, live entertainment, contests and a bridal Fashion Show By Gown Go Round through Sharon Temple’s timeless hallways! Artistica instructors were there to demonstrate what an impressive first dance can look like. In addition, our wedding dance students, Tamas & Philippa demonstrated their first dance they have been practicing for their wedding.

There is no doubt how much thought and effort goes into planning your wedding. So much planning that sometimes we skip over an essential part of the day – THE FIRST DANCE! That is where we come in. Artistica has helped countless couples with two left feet achieve a stunning dance with simple steps, turns and even a stress free dip to tie it all together. Reading this, we bet you’re thinking this all sounds great… in theory. How do I convince my partner to take dance lessons? Easy.

Follow these simple steps to get started on your First Dance:

  1. Remind them what a “slow dance” looked like from grade 8. Chances are it had you swaying from side to side, one step at a time. Hands on shoulders, arms extended, about 2 feet from each other. If that sounds familiar keep reading.
  2. Tell your partner you want to “make a memory”. Aside from the actual dancing part, the time spent learning together is filled with fun and laughter at our studio.
  3. Let’s pick a song! There is always that special song that the two of you agree should be your “first dance song”. This song can be anything! Fast, slow, funny, instrumental, polka… anything as long as it resonates with both of you.
  4. CALL ARTISTICA! We offer a FREE consultation meeting with us to chat about your wishes for your wedding dance. We offer our expertise and come up with a plan to get you there.

It’s that easy!

MOST IMPORTANT PART, leave yourself enough time to learn and practice. We suggest to start as early as possible, the more time the better. As a guideline, try to get started 1 month (minimum) before your wedding day. Because everyone learns at their own pace, therefore we want you to feel great! Our repertoire is vast, and we can teach ANYONE, so please don’t be shy. We are here to help you look and feel great on the dance floor!

First Dance Lessons

Around the World at Canada Superstars Showcase

The theme was “Around the World”. The social dancing was spectacular. Canada Superstars Showcase is an annual event featuring top competitive couples performing in the evening to a packed house. It was a wonderful outing with 15 of our students in attendance. Such a memorable evening of social dancing and spectating a wonderful professional show. Two of our gentleman students; Sudhir and Carmen competed earlier in the day in the ProAm divison. Both men danced very well and received wonderful personalized commentaries from the judges.  Over all, a wonderful event!

One of the many perks of becoming an Artistica student, is being invited to join us on studio outings for social dancing. Finding events nearby that have live music and room dance are few and far between. One of our duties is to keep our ear to the ground to find these events. We often travel outside of our studio walls to venues within York Region that offer a dinner and dance evening. This is a great way to take what you’ve been doing on your private lessons out into the “real world”. Artistica instructors are always in attendance to help our students have a great time our on the floor.

For upcoming events, head over to our schedule to find out where we will be next!

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Super Sale at Natural Spin

Attention all students – see this great opportunity coming up this weekend!


Georgina Life Roger’s TV host learns to Ballroom Dance

There is a new trend in weddings, and it’s called “Ballroom Wedding Dance Lessons”!

Did you know more brides & grooms are taking it to the dance floor in preparation for their first dance? Our studio specializes in making your wedding dance dreams come to life. Artistica  instructors went on LIVE Rogers television “Georgina Life TV” to promote the “Dreams To Reality” wedding show held at the Sharon Temple. Artistica has a booth at the bridal show and will be offering demonstrations. Our instructors had tons of fun talking about what they encounter when teaching people how to Ballroom Dance. More importantly how to create a special memory with dance lessons and how easy learning can be for the newlyweds. Patrick and Kelly gave a wonderful demonstration on TV. Anastasia attempted to instruct and dance with the host!

P.S: for anyone getting married, we offer two package options. An introductory package OR our wedding package to fit your perfect first dance needs. We will help with everything from minimal easy steps for folks with two left feet, or dive into choreography for those who want to WOW family & friends.

Call today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your first dance! We will create a personalized dance program to make your wedding day and first dance even more special.

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Karissa & Luc / Artistica Wedding Dance Students


Can-Am Dancesport Welcomes Artistica!

Artistica made a big splash at Can-Am Dancesport this year! It was our third year attending and the largest team of competitors yet! We are so proud to say our students had many 1st placings, and several scholarship placements as well! Thanks to all the dancers and spectators for a wonderful experience…..till next year!

Check out more photos here!

Dancing to the Borealis Big Band!

We’re SOOO excited!!! To top off our student appreciation week, we have a special studio outing! We will be dancing on Friday, June 22nd to Aurora’s Borealis Big Band!

As you can see below, Carm and Karen plan to join us and we hope you do too! Join us at the Newmarket Town Hall at 8:00pm on Friday. Tickets are available at the studio and from your teachers. But they’re going fast so don’t delay 🙂

Join us at the studio from 6:45 to 7:30pm on Friday for refreshments and our student appreciation awards. Visit our group class schedule here to see what’s coming up for next week.


Party Party Party!

JUST SO MUCH FUN! We love our Friday night parties!

What a great group!

We had such a great group with our Silver 3 students today! Swing always creates such fun energy!

Nothing Stops us Dancing

Well, our Spring Spotlight was interrupted by a power outage BUT the power of dancing was ON at Artistica! A few of the diehards danced by candlelight and made it a special night in spite of the weather!

Aaaaand then it was the power of the fourth! You should’ve been there 🙂

Why dance is just as important as math in schools

“…a deeper understanding of dance challenges standard conceptions of intelligence and achievement and show the transformative power of movement for people of all ages and backgrounds. Dance can help restore joy and stability in troubled lives and ease the tensions in schools disrupted by violence and bullying”

Thanks to our wonderful student Joan for this article that reminds us of how important dance is for so many reasons!

Read the article at TedEd Blog and please comment here!