"Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls " at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Tags: Drama, Event
On Saturday November 18th at 2PM, Roseneath Theatre will be holding a reading of their new play Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.The play follows the story of 9-year-old Fiona who comes out as male-identified Fin. Fiona has always had this feeling – knowing something is different but not knowing what it was or how to say it. Fiona cuts her hair short and asks her family to start using the name Fin. Dad is accepting of the change right away, but Mom doesn’t quite get it at first. Always from a place of good intentions, we see Fin’s family struggle with this change and through the course of the play ultimately begin to accept and embrace Fin for who he is.

Longstanding CODE Member Helen Zdriluk Wins Distinguished Award

Helen Zdriluk's Master of Education thesis, "Ten Years After: A Qualitative Study of Students' Experiences in a High School Theatre Company," has received the American Alliance for Theatre and Education's Distinguished Thesis/Dissertation Award. Congratulations, Helen! 

October 21-23rd, 2011 CODE Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom -- Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for CODE's 41st Annual Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom. This unique event promises to provide top-notch professional development to teachers and artists through hands-on workshops, showcases, networking opportunities and more!Read on for more highlights, or to register today click the REACH icon on the right hand side of our website's main page. . .

Theatre Museum Canada Presents a Staged Reading of "OD On Paradise"

O.D. ON PARADISE There will be a reading of the 1980s hit O.D. ON PARADISE at the Rivoli (344 Queen Street West) Sunday June 26 at 2pm. Admission $10. Written by Linda Griffiths and Patrick Brymer.

The Dreamcatchers Hits the Edinburgh Fringe!

Tags: Event
Seventeen students from Earl Haig Secondary School along with Jan Kish and teacher Kirk Davis have collectively created a new play entitled "The Dreamcatchers" which will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2011. The play was inspired by the 1995 incident at Ipperwash and the G20 riots last year in Toronto - but is entirely fictional.  This tragedy explores politics, spirituality and identity through chorus, dance, meta-theatrics and drama. For more information, please visit: http://www.dreamcatcherstheplay.ca  or the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dream-Catchers/111008368966087 or the blurb in the Edinburgh Fringe online catalogue: http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/dreamcatchers.

Drama in Education Pioneer Dorothy Heathcote Honoured

Doctor of Letters (DLitt): Dorothy Heathcote, internationally-acclaimed drama in education pioneer has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List (published 11 June 2011) for an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to Drama as Education. CODE wishes to congratulate our honourary member on this amazing achievement!

Pulse Conference Documentary

Tags: Dance
The Ontario Pulse Youth Dance Conference is a chance for students and teachers in Ontario to experience the wealth of diversity in our dance community.  The conference was developed in partnership with CODE.  Watch the mini documentary to find out more.

August Dance Workshops for Elementary Teachers - with Janice PomerMembers only

Explore the New Dance Curriculum with dance artist, educator and author Janice Pomer.Two 2-day experiential workshops for elementary teachers and dance artists to chose from.WHEN: Workshop A. Monday August 22 & Tuesday August 23. 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.             Workshop B. Wednesday August 24 & Thursday August 25. 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.CODE Members - Save 15%!

Professional Teacher Training in Dance: August 26th - 28th with Annemarie CabriMembers only

Professional Teacher Training in DanceAugust 26th - 28th 2011Fri. 6-8pm/Sat. 9:30-4:30pm/Sun. 10-3pm Enjoy a workshop that teachers have been requesting - making dance relevant for students.Invited are dance studio, gym, music, and classroom teachers as well as anyone wanting a fresh insight, new ideas, and lesson plans that work with reason.  Find out, What is Brain-Compatible class really all about? And take home tools that are useable today!  Enrolment limited.CODE members - save 20%!

A Call for Writers and Review Consultants: CODE - Financial Literacy Resource Development Project

We are pleased to announce that the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, with the support of the Ministry of Education, will be developing resource materials to support teachers with the implementation of the Financial Literacy initiative as it relates to the revised Drama and Dance curriculum. The development of resources reflects CODE’s mandate to encourage and support Drama and Dance in education in Ontario.Click "Read More" to find out details and download the application.

Dance and the Child II Summer Intensive offered by York University

Tags: Dance
York University is pleased to announce that it will offer Dance and the Child II Summer Intensive from July 4-15th, Monday to Friday 9a.m.-1p.m. This course is ideal for teachers wishing to learn more about teaching dance in an educational setting.