Under the auspice of CODE, the Pulse Ontario Dance Conference was formed in 2006 as a three-day gathering with a mandate of bringing together stakeholders to bolster and advocate for dance education in the province of Ontario through enduring relationships between artists, youth, and educators. Pulse is returning to York University, in Toronto, May 10 - 13, 2018.
We are looking forward to an exciting roster of dance classes, workshops, and performances in North American and Global Indigenous dance forms, urban dance forms and emerging dance aesthetics! In our response to the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action, we will also engage in a full day of meaningful acts of dance creation on the land facilitated by collaborating Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists which will culminate in a performance crawl sharing the work created that day.
Visit the Pulse website at www.pulsedance.ca to see our amazing artists from previous years, or look at the 2016 conference schedule to get a sense of the framework and experiences we provide for youth, dance educators and artists. Explore photos from past conferences on our Facebook page or watch and share Pulse documentaries found on our Youtube Channel. Click here for the 2012 conference documentary at York University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Start getting ready!
November 2017 is the time to start choosing your delegation of students, and contacting your principals and superintendents for overnight field trip permission for the upcoming 2018 conference. We have attached a template that you can adapt and customize when handing in the paper work required by administrators and supervisors for overnight trip approvals. If more information is required please contact our registrar through the Conference menu on our website at http://www.pulsedance.ca.
Teacher Professional Development
Pulse is an opportunity for teacher professional development and growing Professional Learning Communities in dance education. Learn a new dance style, or brush up on your technique as you dance alongside your students. Participate in our one day Free-Flow symposium featuring presentations on current research and practices in dance education, participate in breakout sessions and experiential workshops on dance education from grades 1-12. This year our focus will be on decolonizing dance in Ontario schools.
See you at Pulse 2018!