11 schools

300 Dancers

5 Categories

6 Adjudicators

30 Prizes

1 Night Only

All we can say is, thank you!
“Hard times requires furious dancing” Alice Walker
That’s a wrap people! What a year! The dance talent in our Calgary schools continues to amaze us all here at East Side. Thank you to the following schools for your participation this year!
Forest Lawn |Father Lacombe |St. Francis | James Fowler | St. Martin De Porres | Nelson Mandela | Notre Dame | All Saints | Crossing Park
Check out our film by clicking the link and don’t forget to donate. Each and every donation counts! Help East Side Dance Festival in their quest to continue providing excellent and affordable dance education and performance opportunities to the students in our Calgary Dance community. Thank you for your continued support of our students and their journey through the art of dance. Follow the link below to donate.

Congratulations to our 2021 ESDF Bursary Recipients!
East Side Dance Festival has a goal to create an inclusive community where diversity, creativity, growth and inspired life-long learning are celebrated through the art of dance. Dancers currently attending qualifying schools had the wonderful opportunity to apply for an East Side Dance Festival bursary that could go towards future dance training. There were 3 bursaries available. All applications were reviewed by East Side Dance Festival board members who then selected successful applicants based on the specified criteria. Congratulation to the following recipients of the Gold, Silver and Bronze level bursaries for the 2021 season!


Thank you to all who applied this year. Keep on dancing!

2020 Gold Bursary Recipients

Jennalyn Canas|Colby McLean|Monica Bautista|MaliaRose Vitug|Allen Collado

2020 Silver Bursary Recipients

Jehad Kalaf|Misha Nguyen|Andrea Lindstedt|Eunice Dionisio|Julie Villafeurte

2020 Bronze Bursary Recipients

Eshaan Sharma| Emily Rak|Manpreet Rajashanse|Ramille Joy Macaspac


East Side Remembers – Brittany Meszaros

November 23, 1995 – April 27, 2020

East Side Dance Festival Society remembers Brittany Meszaros as part of the East Side Dance Festival community.  She participated in the first East Side Dance Festival in 2013 with the Lester B. Pearson extracurricular dance club.  Dancing always brought her joy as it gave her a sense of belonging which forged her friendships, that lasted beyond her high school years, and helped to grow her self-confidence.  She developed a passion for dance at a young age and started taking dance lessons. She continued her dance journey through taking classes in high school and participated in extracurricular opportunities there.  Brittany unexpectedly passed away on April 27, 2020 in Calgary, AB, and with this sudden passing, our hearts grieve for losing a member of our community and for the family and friends of this special individual.  She will be remembered greatly for the positivity she beamed and her love of dancing with her team.


We want to see you! Join our 2022 dance festival by registering your school!