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Founded in 1979, Erinvale School of Dance is the area’s oldest private dance school.

The School
Established in 1979

Established in Meadowvale in 1979, the Erinvale School of Dance is the area’s oldest private dance school. Erinvale was founded by, and is still proudly owned by Corinne Land, and managed by her daughter, Laurelle Carrigan. The pair have over 70 years of combined dance and instruction experience, and share their passion and love for dance with each and every student. They lead a team of energetic instructors who provide specific expertise in all levels of Ballet, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre.

Our System Works
Results that Count

The Erinvale School of Dance approach is one that works. Over 239 of our students have studied with us continuously for over ten years, and hundreds for five or more years. The development of a love of dance in so many enthusiastic students has been our greatest achievement. To see so many students continue their involvement with dance, year after year, is the greatest reward.

Student Success
Where Are They Now?

Students have utilized their talents in television, movies, dance shows, and athletic endeavours. One former student, Erika-Leigh Stirton, was a Canadian and Commonwealth Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion. Many of our dancers have been accepted for the high school dance programs at the Cawthra School for the Arts and the Quinte Ballet School. Others have gone on to University dance programs at York and Ryerson. Several others have been accepted by the National Ballet School and have gone on to dance with the National Ballet of Canada.

The National Ballet

Isabela Ozamiz, a student of the Erinvale School of Dance for the past 9 years, was recently accepted to the National Ballet School Senior Associate Programme. She begins her training in September 2007. Isabela will progress to the Senior Associate Programme level 2 in September 2008.

Bailey Chuang, a student of the Erinvale School of Dance for the past 5 years, was recently accepted to the National Ballet School of Canada. She began her training in September 2005.

Alexandra Golden, a student of the Erinvale School of dance, auditioned in September and has just begun her dance training with the National Ballet School. (Meadowvale World Nespaper, November 1989)
Alexandra performed with the Kirov Ballet in 1989, the Stuttgart Ballet in 1996 and is now with the National Ballet of Canada, 2nd soloist 2007.

Sarah Marks of the Erinvale School of Dance auditioned in April, was accepted for the National Ballet’s Summer School and has now been accepted for the full time school. (Meadowvale Booster Newspaper, August 1984)
Sarah was with the National Ballet of Canada from 1993-2001.

Neve Campbell, a student of Corinne Land, Principal of the Erinvale School of Dance in Meadowvale, is to begin her full-time training in September at The National Ballet School. (Meadowvale Review Newspaper, August 1983)
Neve performed in “The Phantom of the Opera”, two T.V. series, Catwalk and Party of Five and several movies including The Craft, Wild Things, Scream 1, 2, 3 and 4, Drowning Mona, Three to Tango, and ’54’. Producer of “The Company” in 2004.