DramaWay

Enriching Lives through Creativity since 1999

Month: January, 2017

BIG NEWS!

Jessi Cruickshank and the Hosts of CBC The Goods show has invited some of our DramaWay performers to take part in their show! The show will air on Feb 24th and we look forward to sharing these details with all of you.

 

Anyone who wants to be part of the live taping on Thursday, January 26th is welcome to contact our office as we have up to 40 free seats available. Those who will be in the audience will need to arrive for 2:30 pm and the taping is from 3-6 pm at 25 John Street.

 

Email us for details dramawayoffice@gmail.com before January 20th/2017.

 

 

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SocialWorks Update 2017!

Hello SocialWorks Families!

We had an amazing class last week recording and filming our music video on showing respect! We had an incredible time thinking and creating ways to show respect not only in our classroom, but in a community setting around the mall. We will be sending out the link to video for families shortly!
This week we will be looking at our rights as young workers. Whether we are students, volunteers or employed – it is important to know our right to safety as young people. Obviously, we will do this in a fun and interactive way! But there will be a comprehensive package sent home with participants to keep for future review.
We look forward to sending you all the link, and to seeing you all on Wednesday,
Adina & The SocialWorks Team

#EmploymentMattersToo

Just letting you all know that our friend Brandy Yanchyk the Filmmaker and Producer will be showcasing her documentary #EmploymentMattersToo  and it will be airing on AMI TV across Canada on Friday, January 6th at 9pm Est and at 12pm and 6pm EST on Saturday, January 7th.

#EmploymentMattersToo is a documentary that discovers how large corporations benefit from hiring employees with intellectual disabilities.

If you are able to, we encourage you to

retweet

her

 posts about the screenings of this documentary about inclusive hiring. @brandyyanchyk is my twitter account and brandy_y_productions is

her

 instagram account.Here is the facebook page for the documentaries Employment Matters Too and Employment Matters: https://www.facebook.com/Employment-Matters-Employment-Matters-Too-1669587176623535/

Best Wishes

Brandy

BRANDY YANCHYK

Producer/Director/Writer

Brandy Y Productions Inc.

Cell: 780 935 9185

Office: 780 454 3889

Email: brandy@brandyYproductions.com

Website: http://www.brandyyproductions.com

SocialWorks back in Action January 4th/2017

Hello SocialWorks Families,

We look forward to having everyone back at SocialWorks tomorrow between 6:15-8:15pm at the Sheridan Centre!
In the fall term overall we covered many topics dealing with personal and interpersonal communication, we looked at things such as:
  • Recognizing good and bad friendships
  • Understanding who we are, and self-affirmation
  • Self-advocacy, being able to speak up and tell people what we want and how we fell
  • Understanding qualities of healthy relationships and people who make us feel safe and or unsafe
  • Conversations, how to continue conversations, how to insert ourselves into conversations
  • Having disagreement and discussions, understanding and processing the word “no” as not always a negative or an attack, but a response that can be explored through a discussion
We would love to hear more feedback from the parents. What are the goals and areas you are looking to approach or start approaching in the upcoming future for your child? What are some of their personal or educational goals that we can maybe explore in class. As many of our clients have been coming back year after year we want to keep it as fresh and as personal as possible, really gearing it and tailoring it to everyone’s needs as much as possible. If you would like it to be a more quality-respite social group, with more games and opportunities to interact and hang out we can definitely work some of that in either allotting time on a weekly basis during program or dedicating once a month to a more social-teen group.
Things we have covered in the past include:
  • Personal hygiene
  • Understanding authority and respect
  • Etiquette
  • Job Interviews and Resumes
  • Community, School and Home Safety
  • Money Smarts (Shopping, Every day use of money)
  • Healthy eating and smart lifestyle choices
  • Cyber & cell-phone safety
We plan on moving forward with these in the winter and spring, but if there is something you’d like us to target specifically for your child – it’s likely if it’s a target for someone it’s just as important for the other, so feel free to share that with me and we will try our best to make it happen!
If you have any other ideas as to how you would like the class to continue or develop feel free to share them with us at any time, we always encourage feedback.We will move forward with 6:15-8:15 for the rest of the year.
Thank you so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Adina & The SocialWorks Team

Programming Dates for DramaWay – 2017 Winter & Spring Terms

happy-holidays-from-dramaway-2016PROGRAMMING DATES 2017

 Please reserve all rehearsal and showcase dates and look for more details to come in the New Year.

  • We also request that all participants wear deodorant and bring indoor shoes and water.
  • Please be advised that we have staff and participants with severe allergies, therefore we ask that you help us strive to maintain a scent free environment and avoid wearing cologne or perfume and scented creams.
  • Those attending programs 2-hours or more are encouraged to bring a nut-free snack as well.

 

DRAMAWORKS MISSISSAUGA GROUP aka ERINOAKKIDS PLAYERS: 7-8:30 pm

Fall Break: No class October 10th, 2017

Winter/Spring Term: Mondays, January 9th – April 24th, 2017

Winter & Spring Break: No class February 20th, March 13th or April 17th, 2017

  • Annual Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place onsite April 3rd & 10th, 2017
  • Final In-Class Celebration & Certificate Distribution to take place onsite on April 24th, 2017

 

DRAMAWORKS GROUP A 5-6:30 pm & DRAMAWORKS GROUP B: 6:45 – 8:15 pm

Winter Term: Tuesdays, January 17th – March 7th, 2017

March Break: No Classes March 14th & 21st, 2017 (2-week break)

Spring Term: Tuesdays, March 28th – June 6th, 2017

  • Dress Rehearsal is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill Theatre on June 13th, 2017
  • Annual Theatre Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place offsite on June 17th, 2017

 

DRAMAWORKS EAST/SCARBOROUGH: 6:45-8:15 pm

Winter Term: Wednesdays, January 18thMarch 8th, 2017

March Break: No Class March 15th & 22nd, 2017 (2-week break)

Spring Term: Wednesdays, March 29th – June 7th, 2017

Spring Break: No class April 26th, 2017

  • Dress Rehearsal is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill Theatre on June 14th, 2017
  • Annual Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill on June 17th

 

THEATRE ARTS – MISSISSAUGA AT ERINOAKKIDS: 5-6:30 pm;

Winter Term: Mondays, January 9th to March 27th, 2017

Winter Break: No class February 20th or March 13th, 2017

  • Final Open Class to be held onsite the final class of the Winter Term

 

 

SOCIALWORKS – MISSISSSAUGA: 6 – 8 pm;

Winter Term: Wednesdays, January 4th – March 29th, 2017

March Break: No class March 15th or 22rd, 2017

  • Spring Term: Wednesdays, April 19th to June 14th, 2017

Spring Break: No class May 18, 2017

  • Final Open Class showcase to be held onsite on June 21st, 2017

 

 

SINGINGWORKS: 3:45-4:45 pm

Winter Term: Thursdays, January 12thMarch 9th, 2017

March Break: No Class on March 16th, 2017 (1-week break)

Spring Term: Thursdays, March 23rdMay 11th, 2017

  • West End SingingWorks Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place onsite on May 11th, 2017

 

DRAMAWORKS WEST: 5-6:30 pm

Winter Term: Thursdays, January 19thMarch 2nd, 2017

March Break: No Class on March 16th or March 23rd, 2017 (2-week break)

Spring Term: Thursdays, March 30th – June 8th, 2017

Spring Break: No class on April 27th, 2017 (1 week break)

  • Dress Rehearsal will be held offsite at Papermill Theatre on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
  • Annual Theatre Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill Theatre on June 17th, 2017

 

RHYTHMWORKS DOWNTOWN; 5-6:15 pm

Winter Term: Thursdays, January 19thMarch 9th, 2017

March Break: No Classes March 16th & 23rd, 2017 (2-week break)

Spring Term: Thursdays, March 30th June 1st, 2017

  • Annual Dance Showcase to be held at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

 

RHYTHMWORKS WEST; 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Break: No class October 8th, 2016 (Thanksgiving)

Winter Term: Saturdays, January 7th – March 4th, 2017

Break: No Classes on March 11th or March 18th, 2017

Spring Term Saturdays, April 1stJune 3rd, 2017

Break: No Class on March 25th or May 20th, 2017 (Holidays)

  • Annual Dance Showcase to be held at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

 

EXPRESSIONWORKS (Includes Leadership & Self-Advocacy + Creative-Hour Program): Thursdays, 6:30-8:45 pm

ExpressionWorks Thursday Nights Creative-Hour after Leadership Hour – Schedule Winter/Spring Overview:

Express your creative self in these ExpressionWorks Art-Hour Sessions after Leadership-Hour Term 2 & 3

  1. Groove Dance (January 12, 19)
  2. Musical Theatre (January 26,February 2)
  3. Storytelling (February 9, 16)
  4. Clown & Comedy (February 23,March 2nd)
  5. Crafty Arts & Puppetry [Break] (March 16 & 23)
  6. Musical Theatre (March 30, April 6)
  7. Storytelling (April 13, 20)
  8. Independent Living Skills (April 27, *May 4)
  9. *Special 2-hour out-in-the-community session (6:30-8:30pm)
  10. Photography & Art (May 11, 18, 25)
  11. Final Open Class (June 1, 2017)

ExpressionWorks members, families and friends are invited to attend our Open Class on Thursday, June 1st 7:15-8:15 pm. Participants arrive regular class time 6:30 pm

 

 

MULTIARTWORKS AT FAIRLAWN; 9:45 am – 11:45 am

Winter Term: Saturdays, January 7 – March 4, 2017

Break: No class February 8, 2017
Spring Term: Saturdays, March 25 – June 24, 2017 

Break: No class on April 15 or May 20, 2017

  • Open Class Showcase for family and friends will be held onsite on June 24, 2017