In Memorium: Helen Zdriluk

CODE is tremendously saddened by the loss of an important member of our community, Helen Zdriluk. Helen was an inspiring drama educator, Artistic Director of Centre Stage Theatre School, and instructor at Brock University. She has been a great champion of CODE for many years, and was instrumental in co-ordinating the Brock volunteer students who make our conferences so special. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral and vistatation information can be found here. 

New! Elements of Dance Teaching Kit from InspirEd ArtsMembers only

The Elements of Dance Complete Teaching Kit is an easy-to-use resource that saves teachers planning time and provides them the tools needed for teaching and assessing the dance. It is based on the Ontario curriculum with a strong focus on Units A1 and A2. The kit includes 3 different products: a workbook, poster set, and flashcard set. Click here to find out how CODE members can get a discount on these resources!

Technical Resources for Teachers: Ontario Staging Ltd.

 Looking for technical theatre support? ONTARIO STAGING sells, rents, & installs blacks, backdrops, banners, & specialty drops, all sewn in-house.  Fabrics, pipe, track, clamps, & cable is always stocked; Rosco distributor. 

Jonothan Neelands' Workshop: In the souls of the people

On October 15th, Professor Jonothan Neelands of the University of Warwick presented a workshop based on The Grapes of Wrath for CODE members in Toronto. Participants explored timely issues connected to poverty, the arduous journey the Joad family made in pursuit of a better life, and the power of memory. Click here to access the workshop materials on our Resources page.

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!