Sunday, August 06, 2006

International Dance Instruction Specialist

Estelle has taught at various institutions such as Universities, Colleges, High Schools, Grade Schools, Congresses and Conventions. Her guest instruction has kept Estelle busy traveling to Miami, Greece, Italy, Ireland, England, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and Bahamas to name a few.

Estelle teaches Salsa On 1, On 2, Shines, Women's Styling, Partner Styling, Body Movement, Casino Rueda, Afro-Cuban, Body Conditioning, Performance Development, and much more.

Further services offered range from Corporate team building sessions, choreography, performancecs and seminars.

The following photos are taken from various destinations! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Looking For Great Dance Classes?!

If you reside in the Toronto area, or are visiting you have to check out City Dance Corps!

Classes are offered in bellydance, ballet boot camp, power barre, street and lyrical jazz, hip hop, tap, breakdance, Pilates, and kids classes in addition to its extensive latin and Salsa program.

Toronto, Canada
Tel:(416) 260-2356
Fax:(416) 260-2353

Monday- Thursday: 11:00 am-10:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: Closed for summer!

Estelle's Bio

Estelle Nicolaidis is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of City Dance Corps, Toronto's #1 institution for dance instruction.

Estelle began dancing at the age of four, where she quickly realized that her love and passion was in classical ballet. She successfully completed major examinations with the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) and moved on to dance at the RAD International Summer School in Athens, Greece. Shortly thereafter, Estelle expanded her dance training and added Hip hop, Jazz, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, African Dance, Cuban traditional and National Character Dance to her repertoire. She also travels to Cuba regularly to study Afro-Cuban and Salsa intensively. More recently, Estelle has begun training in Flamenco with professional dancer and choreographer, Valerie Scannura of Ritmo Flamenco.

Estelle's teaching background is also extensive. Estelle has taught master classes at various Universities, Colleges, and international schools such as the International Dance Academy in Ireland. Her guest instruction has kept Estelle busy traveling to Miami, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and Bahamas. She has taught at various Salsa Congresses such as the Canada Salsa Congress, Montreal Salsa Convention, Puerto Rico World Salsa Congress, and the Irish Salsa Congress. She was also selected to be the choreographer for Salsa Team Canada, comprised of 30 dancers from Halifax, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.

Estelle has also worked closely and has been involved with recording artists such as, Andre Benjamin of Outcast, Patty La Belle, Sarah Slean, 54/40, Snow, Simone Denny, Jocelyn Brown, G-Stokes, and much more.

Her latest venture is the creation of an annual production called Talent Defined. It was founded by herself and her partner, Tina in 2005. The production aims to bring aspiring dancers together with established professional dancers where they get to learn the tricks of the trade and eventually perform on stage together. Estelle is passionate about her teaching and tries to inspire her students to get to the core of their expression. Her classes are guaranteed to be fulfilling and enjoyable.

Check out for more info on classes, workshops, and performances!