CODE-Upon-Avon: Growing Your Soul - Registration Now Open

Now in our 49th year, CODE invites you to spend the day engaged in professional development that will leave you full of new ideas for your pedagogical practice while you enjoy a day of fun at one of Canada’s most renowned Theatre Festivals.

CODE Conference, 2013 - What a Weekend!

The curtain went down on the 2013 CODE Conference after an incredible three days of drama, dance, education, and meeting up with great friends old and new. From October 18-20, the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario became a hub for elementary and secondary educators, artists, pre-service teachers, professors and supporters of these two brilliant art forms. With a vast array of workshops to choose from, delegates and presenters alike got the opportunity to learn and share ideas, philosophies, techniques and activities to use in their classrooms to continue spreading arts education to our students. On this note, a HUGE thank-you to every workshop presenter, keynote speaker, delegate and volunteer who made this conference a tremendous success. While the workshops were fabulous, the very presence of all of these creative minds in one building was an inspiring experience. With the passion and dedication that the artists and educators of this province possess, drama and dance education is going to continue to grow and play remarkably important roles in the lives of students and grown-ups alike. Again, thank-you to everyone involved in this year's conference! In 2014, the CODE Conference will be travelling to Ottawa, and we hope to see everybody back for another drama and dance filled weekend. Tell as many people as you can and let's continue spreading the power of drama and dance!

Canadian Network for Arts and Learning Founders' Conference

THE CANADIAN NETWORK FOR ARTS & LEARNING TO WELCOME CELEBRATED SPEAKERS AND UNVEIL RESEARCH AT FOUNDERS’ CONFERENCE Kingston, ON, September 27, 2013 - On October 24-25, 2013, TheCanadian Network for Arts & Learning (CNAL) will welcome members from across Canada for its  Founders’ Conference, taking place at Queen’s University, Kingston, hosted by the Faculty of Education and the UNESCO Chair in Arts & Learning.

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The problem we were having with the registration system seems to be resolved.  If you have another issue, please e-mail and copy/paste the error message you receive into the body of your e-mail.

A Fun, Unique In-School Tap Dance Program!

The Travelling Stage is thrilled to announce that we are now offering an in school tap dance program.  Students will tap dance alongside professional tap performers and instructors.  We have a few sponsors onboard, who are helping with the cost of classes and shoes.  In school and lunchtime program available.  We take care of all supervision and registration.  All host schools will receive a free in school workshop for hosting.

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CODE Conference - 'Back to Basics' - Deerhurst Resort - October 18-20, 2013

The CODE Conference is right around the corner! Sign up and book your hotel by September 18 to get the discounted hotel rate.

Fall AQ Courses in Drama and Dance

If you are interested in taking an Additional Qualification in Drama or Dance face to face, there may be a course near you! Read more to find courses at OISE, York and Ottawa U happening this fall!

Patrice Baldwin Workshop and Keynote Presentation

Patrice Baldwin (Past President of IDEA and former CODE Conference keynote) has been chosen by Brock University as the 2013-14 Walker Cultural Leader Series Visiting Scholar for the Drama in Education and Applied Theatre Concentration and will be coming to Canada to deliver a workshop and keynote presentation.

Drama and Dance in Faculties of Education: An Update

CODE is inviting its members and concerned drama and dance educators to check out this Advocacy page. Now is the time to advocate for Drama and Dance in Pre-Service Education programs at Faculties of Education as the programs are re-imagined for the two year pre-service program. Feedback is required by September, 30th, 2013. Please consider sending an email. Have a look at this wiki created by committed Ontario dance and drama educators:

Stagecraft Posters and Elements of Stage – An Illustrated Handbook of the Theatre

Stagecraft Posters and Elements of Stage – An Illustrated Handbook of the Theatre are a quick visual reference; an overview of the terms, technology and techniques of theatre. Students gain confidence by quickly understanding the language of theatre. This set of 5 instantly downloadable posters and the 60 plus page handbook are a great resource, perfect for the class room, rehearsal hall, backstage or the green room.As an introduction to theatre, or as a refresher to the old hand, Stagecraft Posters provide a consistency of terms and ideas—from areas of the stage to a lighting board—so that everyone is on the same stage. The Elements of Stage – An Illustrated Handbook of the Theatre is a print-your-own downloadable digital file that can also be used for visual classroom presentations. The PDF file contains quick quizzes and fast facts. I know this resource would be of great value to your association members. To download these files, visit