STAGES Student Drama Conference - Register Today

CODE is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the STAGES Student Drama Conference!  The STAGES Student Drama Conference will provide secondary school students and teachers with the opportunity to work with Ontario artists over a two day conference at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC). The conference will run from May 12 to May 13, 2017, and over these two days, artists will work with students and teachers in exploring the importance of drama as a tool to identify, deconstruct and understand global issues and communities.

Intersection, Drama & Resistance: A Conference for Emerging Drama in Education Scholars & Practitioners

Sunday, June 4th 12-4PM Young People’s Theatre (YPT)We live in a time where many young people are experiencing precariousness, dispossession, and fears for the future. In this historical moment, we see an enlivening social response to structural injustice that is led by and particularly involves youth. This conference aims to examine current complex local, national, and global issues through dramatic work with youth. Find out more about the call for papers!

47th CODE Conference Claiming our Voices - Registration Coming Soon

CLAIMING OUR VOICESDeerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada Friday through Sunday – October 13th to 15th, 2017 One of the many strengths of dance and drama is the potential to allow students to explore a variety of perspectives and embody new ideas and concepts. As drama and dance educators we need to provide students with opportunities to experiment with various roles, use drama and dance as a vehicle to explore a variety of perspectives, and claim their voice through the roles they embody and the movements they create. We, as educators, must also examine our own voices. Where do we fit in in the landscape of Arts advocacy? How can we include a variety of perspectives, cultures, identities and experiences in our classrooms? What part do we play in fostering student creativity? Join us at the CODE conference as we work together to Claim our Voices! Registration opening soon.

Dance and the Child International (daCi) Canada - Call for Workshop Proposals

Dance and the Child International (daCi) CanadaJune 8 – 10, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewanfor the daCi Canada Gathering‘We Dance Because …’Call for ProposalsIn June 2017, daCi Canada, with support from Dance Saskatchewan Inc. will host a three-day gathering that will bring together children, youth and adults to celebrate dance. The focus of the gathering is to examine how young people experience dance and what the role of dance educators, researchers, administrators, public officials, teacher training institutions, and young people themselves play in the development of a healthy and vibrant dance education.

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!

CODE Night at The Theatre - Project: Humanity's Production of FREEDOM SINGER

On Tuesday February 7, join fellow CODE members at Crow's Nest Theatre for a performance of Project:Humanity's production of FREEDOM SINGER.  CODE members will receive exclusive discounted tickets to the fabulous production. The world premier is co-created by Khari Wendall McClelland and Andrew Kushnir with CBC's Jodie Martinson.  Hit the link to read more!  

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.