Register for our CODE in the 6ix and CODE in the County One-Day Conferences!

Registration is now LIVE for our CODE ON THE ROAD conferences in Toronto and Prince Edward County: CODE in the 6ix: Building Community and CODE in the County: Cultivating Creativity. Register here!

CODE Regional Forums

CODE is excited to share new Forum groups for members to connect with drama and dance educators in your region and your regional rep. Read more to get connected!

An Incredible Opportunity for Students - Youth Artists For Justice

Youth Artists For Justice is a 15-week program that integrates performing arts, community education and collaborative action research with youth participants at YPT in Toronto (with a parallel program happening at Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston).  In this hybrid/online community-based action research project, participants at each site will choose a topic based on the question, "What do you wish you had more influence over in society?" Using research in to their chosen topic, each group will create a theatrical piece, which may consist of any number of artistic forms.

CODE President Explores Sustainability through Drama with York Preservice Students

This past November, teacher candidates at the Regent Park site participated in a drama workshop to explore sustainability issues and global citizenship through a social justice lens. The workshop, which was presented by Sarah Papoff from the Council of Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), provided the students with an opportunity to explore how they could use drama in their future teaching practice(s) as a creative and effective way to explore global issues with their students.

CMEC Launches Online Copyright Resource For Teachers

As Drama and Dance educators, we may occasionally encounter questions surrounding copyright issues with texts used in class.  This excellent resource may be a huge help.  Check it out. 

Prologue To The Performing Arts Celebrates 50 Inspiring Years

For 50 years, Prologue To The Performing Arts has been connecting educators with some of the brightest artists in the province.  The invaluable expertise of the artists in Ontario has been able to reach countless numbers of students and educators through the tireless work of Prologue, and its founder, Patty Jarvis.  In celebration of 50 fabulous years, Patty Jarvis has written a wonderful blog about Prologue's past and future, and the wonderful relationship that CODE and Prologue has had over the years.   Check out the blog here!

An Inspiring Spoken Word Workshop with Inuk Artist Taqralik Partridge

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Taqralik Partridge is an Inuit poet and spoken word artist from Kuujuak, a town in Nunavik, the most northern part of Quebec. CODE rep Jennifer Giancola had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a Spoken word and writing workshop with Taqralik at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre on Nov 4th. This workshop was part of the NWIA's (Native Women in the Arts) first Inuit showcase in the Kwe Performance Series. 

Forging Partnerships with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario

Recently, the CODE Management Board met with representatives from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO), whose mandate is to promote strong First Nations, Métis & Inuit Studies and Language education programs in schools and communities across Ontario. 

Dance Like you Used To!

Rainbow District School Board Arts Education Consultant and Dance Educator, Emily Caruso Parnell on demystifying dance, reminding us that movement is universal. 

David Booth in Conversation

Q and A with Drama educator and innovator, David Booth.