The State of Our Art

Tags: Drama
CODE was well represented at "The State of Our Art" at Brock Univeristy for their second drama symposium, with members from the Management Board and past presidents attending the event all weekend.  From keynotes by Julia Salverson and Kathleen Gallagher, and workshops from David Booth, Larry Swartz, Joe Norris, Belarie Zatzman, Julia Salverson, and Kathleen Gallagher, there were workshops allowing students, teachers and academics to dig in through inquiry and applied theatre.  Stay tuned for new opportunities from Brock University and future drama sympoisums.   

National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts 2015

CODE was pleased to attend the annual NRTEA Conference and Roundtable discussions in Ottawa this past May. This year's conversations and events centred around: Teacher Education in the Arts at a Crossroad - The Impact of demographic and social trends and structures. Discussions and events were held at Ottawa City Hall and the National Art Gallery hosted by CODE past president Michael Wilson, Madeleine Aubry and the steering committee. Please check the website www.nrtea.ca for more information and upcoming final report.

ETFO: Summer Academy Dance and Drama Course Offerings

Looking for Summer PD?ETFO Summer Academy has Dance and Drama course offerings!

Call for Secondary Writers

We are pleased to announce that the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators will be developing resource materials to support Intermediate/Senior teachers with the implementation of the Drama and Dance curriculum in the context of Inquiry learning. The development of resources reflects CODE’s mandate to encourage and support Drama and Dance in education in Ontario.Writing teams will create resources to support secondary teachers in the facilitation of student-led inquiry in dance and drama. These resources will be available to CODE members on our website at www.code.on.ca.

Dance and Drama Summer AQs

Are you looking for an AQ in Dance or Drama this summer? Check out our listings by CODE region!

Free Prologue Children's Festival

From our friends at Prologue to the Performing Arts:Prologue Children's Festival: May 25 at the YPT!A smorgasbord of FREE, family fun will be served up Monday May 25 at 7 p.m., when the Prologue Children’s Festival for the Arts presents a jaw-dropping variety of award-winning Canadian talent at Young People’s Theatre! 

Registration Is Open for the 45th Annual CODE Conference in Mississauga, Ontario

CODE is excited to announce the launch of its website for the 45th Annual Conference, Drama, Dance and the Discovery of WE.  This year, hundreds of incredible educators, artists, pre-service teachers and advocates of the arts will join together from October 23-25, 2015 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale to celebrate, explore, share and develop exciting tools in the teaching of drama and dance.  This conference is going to be huge and we would love you to be a part of it! Please peruse the exciting events that will be offered, and register to be a part of this wonderful weekend! 

Happy International Dance Day!

April 29th is International Dance Day! Since 1982, this worldwide event has helped to raise the profile of Dance as an important performing art in all corners of the world. REcognised by UNESCO, World Dance Day events are happening around the world. Tell CODE what you're doing to celebrate! Send photos and information to publications@code.on.ca to be included in an upcoming post. 

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive

From our friends at Theatre Ontario...Experience a week away from all distractions and immerse yourself in a unique theatrical learning experience. You will learn new skills, meet passionate theatre people, enrich your theatre capacity, and flex your creative muscle!

Resource: Dancing to Learn

Dancing to Learn is grounded in the new brain sciences and integrated with knowledge in education, the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This book explains that dance is nonverbal language with similar places and education processes in the brain as verbal language, thus a powerful means of expression.  Dance is physical exercise that sparks new brain cells (neurogenesis) and neural plasticity, the brain’s amazing abil­ity to change through­out life—I'm dancing--flamenco, belly dance, jazz, and salsa!). Moreover, dance is a means to help us cope with stress that can motivate or interfere with learning. We acquire knowledge and develop cognitively because dance bulks up the brain and, consequently, dance as an art, recreational, educational, and or therapeutic form is a good investment in the brain. The “brain that dances” is changed by it.

Dance is Elementary to Education

CODE Secretary Clyre Lyndley published an article in the Spring 2015 edition of ETFO Voice.