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!

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For students who are brand new to improv, this is an excellent introduction to the idea of receiving what your fellow performer provides you on stage as opposed to simply pre-planning what your actions and dialogue will be.ACTIVITY: Send and AcceptTYPE OF ACTIVITY: Improv; Warm-up; Concentration; Reacting

Pulse Summer Hip Hop Intensive

Tags: Dance
Since 2006, the Pulse Ontario Youth Dance Conference has supported teacher and student learning through dynamic workshops with professional artists.  In keeping with Pulse's mandate to provide rich professional development opportunities to dance educators, Pulse will be running a 2 week dance institute focusing on the art and history of Hip-Hop dance. Its aim is to dispel some of the common misconceptions about Hip-Hop, and provide educators with an enriching experience based in sound and informed practice. Our main goal is to support the growth and development of Urban dance, and with a tremendously knowledgeable group of hip-hop artists at the helm (including Pulse 2012 keynote speaker Mariano Abarca), this experience will provide dance educators with the background information necessary to better inform their teaching practice. 

DramaWay's Annual Youth and Adult's with Special Needs Multi-Arts Showcase 2013

The artistic talents of youth and adults with special needs will be showcased in DramaWay's annual open class showcase on May 30 and June 15, 2013. This year, DramaWay's actors present, Snow White’s Ever After, an original full-length dramatic production, which will also include a variety of vocal and dance performances. The play is not only a fun sequel to the much-loved fairy-tale, but, in a contemporary spin, addresses current environmental and labor concerns. As a celebration of the exceptional artistic achievements of Toronto's special needs community, DramaWay's annual performances also raise much needed funds necessary to ensure its ability to continue to offer creative arts programs.

Drama and Dance lesson now available on edugains!

Tags: Dance, Drama
Grade 9 Drama and Dance resources are now up on the edugains website. To access the resources, click here.

Shakespeare in Action does a feature on CODE!

Read this feature on the shakespeare in action website:

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive

Theatre Ontario's annual Summer Theatre Intensive (August 11-17) is gaining momentum! The Intensive will be taking place in Waterloo at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Accomodation, meals, a trip to Stratford and the choice of a course for the week is rolled into one price.Read on to learn more about this fantastic opportunity!

Prologue Spring Showcase 2013

Tags: Event
 Prologue for the Performing Arts is hosting its annual preview Spring Showcase on May 28th, 2013 at Young People's Theatre. For more information check the invitation here:

Chicago Public Schools Work to Make the Arts a Core Subject!

Tags: Dance, Drama
Chicago Public Schools are working to increase dedicated arts instruction times and the number of certified arts instructors in their schools.The full Arts Education Plan can be accessed here: coverage of the plan can be viewed here:

CODE in the News!

CODE's recent press release on the value of drama teachers has been heard!  Journalists in Ottawa have had an exciting dialogue on Twitter for the past few days on the value of drama teachers as it related to the Trudeau ads. Thank you to all of you who shared the press release on Twitter and Facebook. We know our members care deeply about the integrity and importance of our profession and the value of drama in education.President, Brooke Charlebois has been contacted by a number of journalists regarding our press release and, yesterday the Ottawa Citizen published a piece about how insulted teachers were with the tone of the Conservative Party attack ads.  Brooke spoke about the importance of drama and gender stereotypes.  Click here to read the article: 

CODE's Response to the Conservative's Remarks About Justin Trudeau's Work as a Drama Teacher

CODE members,Many of you have inquired about CODE's response to the Conservative Party's remarks about Justin Trudeau's ability to be a leader based on his work history, which included two years as a drama teacher. Below is CODE's official statement to the media about these remarks.