Our 44th Annual Conference a Huge Success

Mirrors in Dance and Drama: A Journey to Identities has come to a successful close

Website Maintenance on Thursday, October 9

As you may have noticed, the CODE website has undergone quite the transformation.  We are currently in the testing stages for the new design, and there are likely to be some issues as we try to iron out the problems.  Please be patient with us while we test and try to resolve any of the problems we're having.  We hope you like the new design!

DramaSound Is Offering A Great Resource For CODE MembersMembers only

 As we all know, music can add a powerful element to an arts educator's lesson.  DramaSound is offering a wonderful discount to CODE members to use original music of a variety of styles in their classrooms. CODE members will receive a 20% discount on all CDs, MP3 albums and kits (...and that includes HST and shipping).   We at DramaSound specialize in developing original, user-friendly and widely tested dramatic music--organized in an easy-to-use music library of dramatic categories or in multi-mood theme-based albums (see www.dramasound.com).  Our music is available in both CD and MP3 formats, and is meant to be used across the arts and the educational spectrum.  After working with teachers and artists for more than 25 years, we can help start you up, or give you new ideas and suggestions through our kits and mini-kits. Our music is royalty free for educational projects.To view the CODE discount, click on the 'Read More' link.

Take The CODE Bus To This Year's Conference in Ottawa

The 2014 CODE Conference is just over a month away!  From October 17-19, Ottawa will host our series of incredible drama and dance workshops for elementary and secondary school teachers, artists and those passionate about the arts.  For those traveling from the Toronto Area, get worry free transportation by taking the CODE bus to and from the conference.  For all info on the workshops and to register for the conference and CODE bus, click here.  See you there!!!  

Let CODE Know About Your Upcoming Productions!

As the new school year begins, teachers all over Ontario are probably in the beginning stages of planning their school productions, whether they be musicals, one acts, student written shows, choirs, dance performances, etc.  Let CODE help you get the word out about any upcoming performances happening at your school!  Simply email all of the important information (school name; school address; title of performance; how to get tickets, etc.) to publications@code.on.ca.  You can include one attached image (ie. a poster).  We will get your show up on our Twitter page (please follow us @dramadancecode) and on our Facebook page for all Ontario educators and artists to see.  Also, check our Twitter and Facebook pages often to see about any upcoming school productions happening in your area!  Break a leg to all of the teachers, directors, choreographers, music directors and others who bring the arts in to the lives of students!

Theatre Books, the Impeccable Resource for Arts Educators - and Great Friends of CODE - are Shutting Their Doors

When an arts educator is asked about their most important resource, more often than not, Theatre Books is going to be their answer.  The Toronto fixture has been the source for finding plays, monologue books, biographies and any other resource on theatre, dance, opera and film.  Since opening in 1975, teachers, artists and lovers of the arts have spent countless hours browsing the titles and leaving the store with a collection of books that they would be hardpressed to find anywhere else.  For anyone who has attended the CODE Conferences in the past, you have most likely eagerly anticipated the opportunity to visit the Theatre Books booth and chat with the lovely owners, John and Leonard.  Sadly, Theatre Books has announced that they will be closing, and although no set date has been announced, they have launched a closing sale giving everyone one last opportunity to get their hands on some incredible resources.  On behalf of CODE, a huge thank-you to Theatre Books, John and Leonard for being wonderful ambassadors of the arts and arts education!  Richard Ouzounian from The Toronto Star wrote a nice tribute to the store.  Click here to take a look.For another lovely tribute from The Slotkin Letter, click here.

CODE Conference 2014 - October 17-19

The CODE Conference is a few short months away, and this year we'll be in our nation's capital!  Click here to view this year's exciting workshops and presenters.  If you register before July 1, you will receive $25.00 off the conference, be entered in to a draw to win free registration to the 2014 conference AND receive special "Journey to Identities" swag!

Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) Theatre Arts Conference - Call for Proposals

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 Singapore, 26th - 28th June 2015STANDING STILL : STILL STANDINGReflecting on the changing landscape of drama and theatre practices

TDSB Dare2Create Festival

The TDSB is running a month long arts festival called Dare2Create. From May 2nd to June 10th, this festival will celebrate student voice, creativity for all, and our city’s stories. 

Travelling Stage Event

The Travelling Stage is producing an event on May 3 with performers from Family Channel's "The Next Step" at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for your students. There is some space left, so here is an exciting offer it for CODE members and their students:  50% off of the price, if you mention "CODE".   For more information read more.