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.

Young People's Theatre-Workshop for Teachers

Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg WorkshopThis season at YPT, we have been exploring the connection between power and change. Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg examines "The Power of Change" in telling the story of Buddy, a boy growing up both black and gay in Canada, and his experiences of marginalization and oppression.

Upcoming Workshop Series Announcement: Theatre of the Oppressed Fall Training (Second Harvest)Members only

Back by popular demand, Branch Out Theatre is offering a second harvest of its Theatre of the Oppressed Fall Training! Dates & Time: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011, Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, 6pm-9pm Location: Fringe Creation Lab, 720 Bathurst (CSI Annex) 4th floor, Studio A (a.k.a. Neville's Nook) Nov. 23rd & Dec. 7th, Nov. 30th workshop location-T.B.D. CODE Members receive a 10% discount!

CODE's 41st annual Drama and Dance Conference

On Friday, October 21st 2011, CODE held its 41st annual Drama and Dance Conference at Blue Mountain Inn Resort.  This year we celebrated the partnerships between teachers and artists as we ‘reached’ outside-of-the- box so that professionals from these two worlds could finally collide and learn from each other!  The workshops ranged from drama on social issues and integrated arts to movement for film and hip hop dance.  Workshop follow-up materials will be available on the CODE website shortly.  

New! Elements of Dance Teaching Kit from InspirEd ArtsMembers only

The Elements of Dance Complete Teaching Kit is an easy-to-use resource that saves teachers planning time and provides them the tools needed for teaching and assessing the dance. It is based on the Ontario curriculum with a strong focus on Units A1 and A2. The kit includes 3 different products: a workbook, poster set, and flashcard set. Click here to find out how CODE members can get a discount on these resources!

Technical Resources for Teachers: Ontario Staging Ltd.

 Looking for technical theatre support? ONTARIO STAGING sells, rents, & installs blacks, backdrops, banners, & specialty drops, all sewn in-house.  Fabrics, pipe, track, clamps, & cable is always stocked; Rosco distributor. 

Jonothan Neelands' Workshop: In the souls of the people

On October 15th, Professor Jonothan Neelands of the University of Warwick presented a workshop based on The Grapes of Wrath for CODE members in Toronto. Participants explored timely issues connected to poverty, the arduous journey the Joad family made in pursuit of a better life, and the power of memory. Click here to access the workshop materials on our Resources page.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Svengali

Tags: Dance
Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Svengali World PremiereFriday January 20th, 2012 8:00pmSaturday January 21st, 2012 8:00pmSony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front St E.Save up to 15% off a Full Price TicketDiscounts for groups of 8 plus

Remembering Dorothy Heathcote

It is with infinite sadness that we report the death of Dorothy Heathcote. Dorothy has served as an inspiration to educators around the world, and was a great supporter of CODE. An honourary member, she spoke via teleconference to delegates at our 2008 conference in London, inspiring and delighting us with her stories and insights into drama in education. To read Dorothy's keynote address, click here. We at CODE will remember Dorothy with great fondness, respect and admiration for her amazing contributions to arts education.Continue reading Dorothy's obituary notice and learn about future plans to celebrate her life and teaching. . .

YPT in association with Shine Creative Coaching presents: VOICE CARE FOR TEACHERS

A THREE-PART WORKSHOP TO ENLIVEN, STRENGTHEN AND EMPOWER YOUR VOICE.At the end of your teaching day or week do you: • experience tightness in your throat? • experience hoarseness? • experience discomfort when swallowing (a sore throat or the sensation of swallowing lumps)? • find your voice weak or breathy? • find your voice has become increasingly tired, only to ‘bounce back’ after every weekend?If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions you may be experiencing vocal strain and could be doing damage to your voice during your workday. All three workshops are from 6:30pm-8:30pm. October 5th, 2011 February 1st, 2012 April 4th, 2012

Theatre of the Oppressed Fall TrainingMembers only

Tags: Curriculum, Drama
Back by popular demand, Branch Out Theatre is offering an intensive workshop series in Augusto Boal's Theatre ofthe Oppressed.  This training will include Image Theatre (Sept. 27th), Forum Theatre (Oct. 4th) and Rainbow of Desire techniques (Oct. 6th).  These techniques are excellent tools for conflict resolution, initiating dialogue and motivating positive change, advocacy, community building, self-awareness and personal growth.  No previous theatreexperience necessary. A suggested reading list will accompany the training. Sign up for the whole series or the workshop of your choice. Keep reading to find out how CODE members can obtain a discount.