CODE in the 6ix: Track D - Secondary Dance

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Saturday, October 20th, 2018
University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus


In a thrilling day of keynote panel talks, workshops, performances and networking, secondary dance educators will get the opportunity to develop tools that they can bring back to their students. As we get the chance to work with and learn from some of the GTA’s most exciting artists and educators, CODE in the 6ix will leave you inspired, motivated and wanting to learn more.

Morning Panel Talk with Dr. Barry Freeman, artists Bilal Baig and Mahlikah Aweri, Dr. Seika Boye, Devon Healey, and CODE President Kim Snider 

Building Bridges with Urban/Bollywood Dance Fusion - Alan Faigal

With every musical beat and pulse we build bridges between cultures and artistic genres.  We build community, identity and foster respect in and through dance.  Alan’s methodologies and dynamic approach to facilitating dance will empower learners to be cultural ambassadors through the fundamentals of Bollywood Dance with a fusion of Urban Hip Hop.  Combining the theatricality of Bollywood dance and the celebratory folk dance of Punjab known as Bhangra; workshop will showcase pedagogy and choreography that fosters students out of their comfort zones, enhance their physical literacies, build their movement repertoire and ultimately expand their cultural worldview.  

Holistic teaching practices will foster a “brave space” that cultivates participants to become cultural ambassadors. As cultural ambassadors; delegates will be able to identify the cultural influences of Bollywood Dance.  Alan will also address the fine line between cultural appropriation and appreciation. Alan will share stories of his journey as an Urban dancer into the world and culture of Indian Dance. Mixing humor with introspection, he will share lessons learned in identity, privilege, authenticity and the humility that comes when we challenge and thereby expand our worldview. 

Combined with Alan’s unstoppable energy, we will begin to understand the historical narratives and various genres (both commercial and traditional) that has informed the theatricality of Bollywood!  


Come Vibe With Me: Class with Jasmyn Fyffe


We bring ourselves into the space, our energy, our vibes and we move, explore, and exchange that information. Come vibe with me.

Hoop Dance with nimkii osawamick

This workshop will engage people through the art of song and dance, teaching them bravery and courage as we maneuver through the hoops. We will create and learn the creation stories and how we are a part of this circle of life.

IMPORTANT: If you are a CODE member, please be sure to login to our site before registering for the conference.
October 20th, 2018 9:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
Event Fee(s)
CODE Member (membership must be valid on Conference date) $ 99.00
Non-CODE Member $ 129.00
Students/Retirees (must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate/postgraduate studies) $ 75.00

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