January 12

International Dance Day


In 1982 the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), creator of modern ballet. Jean-Georges Noverre was a distinguished French choreographer whose revolutionary tale, “Lettres sur la danse et sur les ballets “(1760), brought about major reforms in ballet production. He was appointed ballet master at the Paris Opera in 1776.
Since its creation in 1982, the International Dance Committee and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) select an outstanding dance personality to write a message for International Dance Day each year. This day is a celebration day for those who can see the value and importance of the art form “dance”, and acts as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognized its value to the people and to the individual and have not yet realized its potential for economic growth.


Elan Dance Arts (EDA) offers dancers a new level of dance training through programs that are not offered anywhere else in the city. Starting from ages 2.5 to adults whether it’s for certified examinations or simply for health, fun and recreation, we’re the studio for you! EDA is the only ADAPT certified studio in the SouthWestern Ontario area. We specialize in educating students using the distinguished Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) syllabus created by Brian Foley, one of Canada’s most renowned dance teachers, directors and choreographers. ADAPT offers yearly examinations in the dance disciplines of Tap and Jazz. The syllabus teaches a strong solid technical foundation, along with artistic expression preparing students to enter the dance profession. At EDA we strongly believe that Dance as an art form is one of the most beautiful and exciting experiences one can have in life. We are highly devoted and dedicated to the process of the development and popularization of dance activities among people of all ages. We are also fully committed to providing our students with the highest level of education.

We aim to:

To provide classes for recreational students of all ages that are both challenging and enjoyable with the end being an overall improvement of coordination, flexibility, posture, confidence, and musicality.

To offer the best quality of training by following an appropriate syllabus that produces results and hiring qualified instructors to generate those results.

To offer the opportunity for students to take important examinations in order to progress to a professional level as either a dancer or a teacher

Most importantly to strongly encourage every single one of our students to become the best that they can be within our learning institution!!


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