Directing Intimacy Workshop

CODE is offering a 3 hour workshop for secondary teachers with Siobhan Richardson, a stage combat and intimacy director, to teach strategies for directing students in scenes with intimacy. Organized by Kathleen Karpenchuk, CODE's Drama Liaison. Click through for details!


The NRTEA is an event for those teaching preservice, concurrent, and continuing teacher education in Canada. The shape of ROUNDTABLE 2018 is nearing its final form as we glide toward Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.  The theme this year will revolve around 3 interwoven threads: nourishing our personal spirits; enriching essential components of our TEA programs; finding deeper communion between us all.

CODE is looking for Northern Reps!

CODE is looking for two regional reps in our Northern regions. Are you interested in joining a team of passionate volunteers? Looking to expand your view of Arts Education in Ontario? Learn more 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!

Come Out and Play! An Inside Look at the PLAY Symposium

This spring the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre will take place for the first time on North American soil, and in addition to showcasing performances from children around the world, it will provide the educational community with its own event: the PLAY! Symposium, taking place from 10-12 June, 2016 at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

World Festival of Children's Theatre - Updates!

PLAY! A Symposium, is for Festival theatre practitioners, academics, parents, researchers, teachers, students, community leaders, health-care workers, gamers -anyone eager to explore play, either through the lens of children's theatre or as a significant human activity. A Resource Fair will also be part of the Symposium, which will take place at the beautiful University of Waterloo Stratford campus.

Free Prologue Children's Festival

From our friends at Prologue to the Performing Arts:Prologue Children's Festival: May 25 at the YPT!A smorgasbord of FREE, family fun will be served up Monday May 25 at 7 p.m., when the Prologue Children’s Festival for the Arts presents a jaw-dropping variety of award-winning Canadian talent at Young People’s Theatre! 

Happy International Dance Day!

April 29th is International Dance Day! Since 1982, this worldwide event has helped to raise the profile of Dance as an important performing art in all corners of the world. REcognised by UNESCO, World Dance Day events are happening around the world. Tell CODE what you're doing to celebrate! Send photos and information to to be included in an upcoming post. 

Dance is Elementary to Education

CODE Secretary Clyre Lyndley published an article in the Spring 2015 edition of ETFO Voice.