World Theatre Day

March 27 is World Theatre Day!Created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute, today is a day we celebrate the power of imagination, the importance of telling stories and the power of the theatre to do just that. 

Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Svengali

Tags: Dance
Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Svengali World PremiereFriday January 20th, 2012 8:00pmSaturday January 21st, 2012 8:00pmSony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front St E.Save up to 15% off a Full Price TicketDiscounts for groups of 8 plus

Remembering Dorothy Heathcote

It is with infinite sadness that we report the death of Dorothy Heathcote. Dorothy has served as an inspiration to educators around the world, and was a great supporter of CODE. An honourary member, she spoke via teleconference to delegates at our 2008 conference in London, inspiring and delighting us with her stories and insights into drama in education. To read Dorothy's keynote address, click here. We at CODE will remember Dorothy with great fondness, respect and admiration for her amazing contributions to arts education.Continue reading Dorothy's obituary notice and learn about future plans to celebrate her life and teaching. . .

YPT in association with Shine Creative Coaching presents: VOICE CARE FOR TEACHERS

A THREE-PART WORKSHOP TO ENLIVEN, STRENGTHEN AND EMPOWER YOUR VOICE.At the end of your teaching day or week do you: • experience tightness in your throat? • experience hoarseness? • experience discomfort when swallowing (a sore throat or the sensation of swallowing lumps)? • find your voice weak or breathy? • find your voice has become increasingly tired, only to ‘bounce back’ after every weekend?If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions you may be experiencing vocal strain and could be doing damage to your voice during your workday. All three workshops are from 6:30pm-8:30pm. October 5th, 2011 February 1st, 2012 April 4th, 2012

Theatre of the Oppressed Fall TrainingMembers only

Tags: Curriculum, Drama
Back by popular demand, Branch Out Theatre is offering an intensive workshop series in Augusto Boal's Theatre ofthe Oppressed.  This training will include Image Theatre (Sept. 27th), Forum Theatre (Oct. 4th) and Rainbow of Desire techniques (Oct. 6th).  These techniques are excellent tools for conflict resolution, initiating dialogue and motivating positive change, advocacy, community building, self-awareness and personal growth.  No previous theatreexperience necessary. A suggested reading list will accompany the training. Sign up for the whole series or the workshop of your choice. Keep reading to find out how CODE members can obtain a discount.

Risa Productions Presents Snow WhiteMembers only

Tags: Productions
Snow White is an all singing, all dancing professional theatrical production, full of music, comedy, audience participation and much much more. Whether you are 5 or 95, our show is great entertainment for the whole family.  Come and participate in one of the best Festive traditions of all time!  Click on the link to find out about the CODE Member Discount.

Jonothan Neelands Workshop on October 15 at OISE U of T!

This practical drama workshop with Jonothan Neelands will explore John Steinbeck's iconic novel The Grapes of Wrath and its contemporary resonances for the troubled world that young people are experiencing.Using material from the novel and the film and play versions as well as other historical and contemporary materials the workshop offers a model of how teaching literature of the past through drama can connect us powerfully with our world today. The workshop started life as a pre-show and post-show workshop for the current Stratford Festival production and is still evolving as a socio-historical theatrical journey into the lives, experiences and art of those living on the edge then and now.Please note that only those who have registered will be admitted. No walk-ins please.  REGISTER NOW!

41st Annual CODE Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom

Join us at Blue Mountain Resort on October 21st-23rd for the 41st annual CODE Conference!For more information and to register, visit the conference site. Download the flyer and share it with your friends!

Healthy Dancer Canada - Fourth Annual Eastern Conference

Tags: Dance
September 25, 201110 am to 4 pmHosted at Canada's National Ballet School(400 Jarvis Street Toronto) For more information on conference schedule, fees and to register visit:www.healthydancercanada.org

Enhance your Students’ Creativity: Invite an Artist into your Classroom!

The Artists in Education Roster and the Aboriginal Artists in Schools Roster at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) are resources for Ontario teachers who wish to hire professional artists to teach hands-on workshops to their students. The roster is available to teachers working at elementary or secondary schools registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education, or federally-funded. 

Hot off the Presses, Financial Literacy Resources are Here!

CODE is pleased to announce its brand new Financial Literacy resources, created with the generous support of the Ministry of Education. Browse lessons and units from grades 4-12 connecting drama, dance and concepts of financial literacy. These units offer new and innovative ideas and cross-curricular connections to help you educate students about this important subject. Visit our Resources page to access these great resources today!