The Council of Ontario Dance and Drama Educators (www.code.on.ca) is a phenomenal organization of elementary and secondary teachers. Every year the organization hosts a large conference with stimulating workshops in dance and drama. I am here in Collingwood representing DanceWorks at the Trade Fair. I am trying to make more teachers aware of the work we do. This year DanceWorks is offering four secondary student matinees (the most ever!), and one special post-secondary matinee. With the new Ontario Dance Curriculum, it is great to see more and more dance organizations at CODE every year. Teachers are very excited about the 2011/12 Season programmed by Mimi Beck.
Mimi is in Calgary this weekend for the CanDance Network’s AGM and the Fluid Festival; I am here in Collingwood for CODE; and Rosslyn Jacob-Edwards is holding down the fort in Toronto for Zata Omm’s performances of Eight Ways from Mara. What a weekend!