A Tribute to David Booth

CODE, the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, is grieving the loss of one of our founders and honorary members, David Booth. David has taught, mentored, inspired, and motivated thousands of students and teachers during his years as an educator. His loss is being felt keenly all around the world and we, as an organization and as individuals, are deeply sad.

11th Annual Power of Literacy Through the Arts

On January 27th, 2012, York Region District School Board presents the 11th Annual Power of Literacy Through the Arts: “Critical Thinking.” Conference includes keynote speaker, workshops, and much more!


Enhance your students’ theatregoing experience with an hour-long pre or post-show workshop taught by a professional YPT Artist-Educator! Workshops available for: SeussicalTM, The Great Mountain, and Jack and the Giant Beanstalk. We also offer a variety of other workshops in schools that can be customized to your needs. 

NEW! Scripted for Schools: a three-part workshop series for playwrights

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Renowned writer and storyteller Bob Barton, playwright David S. Craig and educator Jim Gilespresent three exciting sessions geared to help playwrights in the creation of script workshops for schools.Playwrights will learn classroom strategies (exercises, activities, games) that can be incorporated in classroom workshops, and gain information on how to market their work for schools and teachers. David S. Craig will provide insight on writing scripts for classroom use. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED.  SIGN UP TODAY!

PINA - 3D Dance Film - Something to see over the holidays!

On January 2nd 2013 PINA will have its World Premier at a theatre near you!Check out this wonderful dance film which was features as a Trailer at TIFF back in September:http://www.wim-wenders.com/movies/movies_spec/pina/pina.htm]

Red Snow Special Teachers' Night - January 21st at Theatre Passe Muraille

The World Premiere of RED SNOW by Diana TsoForbidden Love. Forgotten Holocaust.RED SNOW: Isabel’s recurring nightmare of her grandparents’ favorite Chinese opera drives her to search for their silenced story. On her journey she falls in love with Jason, a man who is connected to the same forgotten holocaust. When their lives collide they struggle to reconcile the past with the present - for themselves and their families, shaken from their lifelong silence by Isabel’s pilgrimage to uncover the secrets of her grandmother’s history ... and her own.

Dance, Drama and Yoga Clubs & Flash Mobs - presented by The Travelling StageMembers only

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Affordable & fun extra-curricular dance, drama and yoga clubs available at your school for lunch time and after school fun!  You supply the space and we'll take care of everything else. 6 week sessions include a final performance and certificate of achievement. Next session begins in January! Holiday Flash Mobs!  Is your school going to break out in spontaneous dance?  They could be one of 10 schools to launch a Flash Mob over the next few weeks!  

New Resource from Theatre Books!

Check out this new product available from Theatre Books! A Backstage/Tech Theatre Guide Placemat!  (Laminated)Cost: $15.00 *SPECIAL PRICE FOR CODE MEMBERS!

New Exhibits & Special Events at Theatre Museum Canada

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Theatre Museum Canada is proud to announce new exhibits as well as a special event & book launch!New ExhibitsRENEGADE BODIES: Canadian Dance in the 1970sOn now to September 14, 2012 New Online & Touring ExhibitDavid French: Writing HomeSpecial Event & Book LaunchA FIERY SOUL: THE LIFE AND THEATRICAL TIMES OF JOHN HIRSCHFraidie Martz & Andrew WilsonWednesday, November 23, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

New Workshops from The Travelling Stage

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The Travelling Stage is proud to present four new workshops; as CODE members, you are eligible to a 10% discount on these in-school workshops.  These new Travelling Stage workshops include: Liturgical Dance (intended for Catholic School Boards only), choreoYOGAphy ™, Holiday Fun, and Hip Hop & Street Funk.

CODE Conference Workshop Notes Posted

The workshop notes from the 2011 CODE Conference at Blue Mountain Resort have now been posted to our Resources page.  They have all been titled starting with "CODE Conference 2011" followed by the workshop name and the name of the workshop presenters.  Select the workshop filter to find them more easily or click here to view them now.