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ExpressionWorks Update

We had another fabulous Week at ExpressionWorks.
The stretch circle was great for everyone this week and it seems as though everyone was in sync when doing their stretches and dance moves. We expanded our communication skills and song choices by choosing music that we do not regularly work with.
Communication circle was fun as the group said one of their favourite tongue twisters.  One of the participants led the group in another tongue twister and then challenged the group with a tongue twister that is used by radio professionals. This was fun for the full group.
ExpressionWorks developed our very own musical called “Princess Fish Woman”. Two groups worked on the script separately and then brought it together at the end. The musical told through the actions enacted, original songs and some dance moves had jokes and lines that were hilarious which made it very silly and engaging for all involved. The group shared a lot of laughs together which made the night a lot of fun.
After our development of our Musical, the evening ended with everyone relaxing to meditative music and thinking about what makes them happy. We used our communication skills to share with the group before leaving to go home for the night. Our hope is that we will use these skills not only in class but outside of program as well.
A continuation of Musical Theatre,  will extend into our Story Telling sessions for the next two weeks. Looking forward to all the creativity, imagination and originality of the participants as always.

ExpressionWorks Update

ExpressionWorks Update

The class was like clock work this evening. All the participants were in their place in the stretch circle and ready to begin on time. Everyone brought their A game on and showed some impressive new moves!
News Flash this week was beyond belief especially towards the end. Wow, the question – answer repartee was so quick that it was like lightning and there were so many connections made between the participants.
The Musical Theatre part of the night was very creative! We started with some warm-up singing to get our vocal chords warmed up. The group sang the “Twinkie” song. If your wondering what the Twinkie song is, it is the lyrics of Do a Dear modified. We sang the original version too.
We, as a group danced, acted and sang to songs from the musicals Little Mermaid, Les Miserables and Wicked. The story of Little Mermaid was reminisced and retold with help from our fabulous participants.
We played the game, Broken Telephone. There was so much laughter in the room at the end, it was clear everyone enjoyed working on communication skills in a fun way. The combination of the words first uttered and what was actually said was the creation and birth of our very own Musical Title, Princess Fish Bone inspired by Little Mermaid. Next Class the group will enact, dance and sing songs from an original musical.
We are very excited for the creativity, imagination and originality the next class will bring. Looking forward to next Thursday.

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ExpressionWorks Update

Dear ExpressionWorks Family,

We had yet another fabulous week last week.
Dancing to songs like Shake it Off during our Stretch was fun. The group clearly enjoyed getting silly and had fun being loose. Everyone was laughing as we chose different tongue twisters to explore with during our communication circle.
We loved watching some of the participants showcase their dance movements.  During news we could see many participants were working in new terms and words along with different phrasing to express themselves. This was exciting to see. Our hope is to continue expanding language as we move on in further weeks.
During our Photography segment, no one was shy about modeling, or while taking on role of Head Photographer. It was also fun to take turns being Directors. Everyone was ready to showcase their talents during this session and it was lovely to see.  Everyone had fun dressing up and was creative using their imaginations when enacting the scenes they chose out of the several that were presented to them.
Many favourites were identified at the end of the night: A Dance Party, A Crime Scene, A Bear Chasing Campers, Two Queens Getting Married, Riding the TTC, Two Countries at War
Another night of great photography and wonderful memories made!

ExpressionWorks update – January 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome Back Friends to another exciting term filled with fun activities and interesting topics to explore.
To kickstart the year the first class reminded some of us when we were in school. It’s like after a long break, there’s such a sense of joy and happiness seeing your friends again. We were delighted to see everyone once again.
It was heart warming to watch everyone wishing each other well and exchanging stories and details about what everyone did over the holidays. It was wonderful to see everyone again with their smiling faces and eagerness to get back into the rhythm of our Program.
We started the night off with our warm-ups and everyone had a chance to lead the group in a dance to the song of their choice. Next, the group was eager to share their news that then led to us dancing our way into the communication circle. It was nice to hear updates from everyone. We sure are a busy group !
The transition from snack to the second hour was very smooth, everyone was calm and relaxed. The second hour was focused towards photographing each other and creating memories with a sense of accomplishment. Everyone got to dress up, direct the models on how to pose, learn about angles and shots (medium, close, low, high, far), learn about lighting, take profiles, portraits and group shots. We have posted some of these on our Instagram account.
The night ended on a very positive note, we took some great photos as a group and individually. All in all, it was a perfect day back.
Until the next class, have yourselves a wonderful weekend
Program Start Dates

Community Event – some DramaWay Performers to be spotlighted! Come out and Support Motionball.

Please read the attached document for details.

Hope to see you at this wonderful event!


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Campaign almost complete!

Happy New year Everyone!

We have been extremely busy maintaining our online Campaign and getting ready for the distribution of our DramaWorks Scripts.

We are attaching the document we gave out and sent out via email with our January Start dates for all the DramaWay programs, Please check to ensure you know when your class/program starts back.

We also wanted to let you know that we are delighted to announce we only have $529 left to raise in our campaign. We encourage you to share the campaign with family and friends as we are finally so close to our goal. We have until January 30th to raise all the funds.

Thanks for your time and consideration.Program 2017 end dates & 2018 start dates – SENT OUT BY HOLLY jan 2018





Weather Alert & New Year Greetings

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather alert for the GTA, with wind chill temperatures expected to dip near -30 Sunday. Please keep yourself warm for sure.

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and extend to you and your family all our best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year !

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Best Regards

Danielle Strnad on behalf of DramaWay Staff

Campaign Video for DramaWay

Please support and share our DramaWay 2018 Campaign Video.

We appreciate all your support and help spreading the word.

If we can get 500 people to donate just $20 each we will reach our fundraising goal.