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DramaWay Presents their 2018 Annual Creative Arts/Performance Showcase May 14, June 9 & June 16/2018

 

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ExpressionWorks Update

Dear Expression Works Families & Leaders,
We trust everyone had a good week off and is ready for the Music Creation Lab. This is perfect as the week before we went on break we enjoyed our very first Music Creation Lab. The group learned about beats, rhythm and creating music with sounds, actions and symbols. It was very interesting for every member of the group created an action and a corresponding sound with parts of their body as well as a symbol to represent the beat. The group was divided into three smaller groups and created their own song arranging the different symbols, actions and sounds in order as per their choice. At the end of the class each group performed their songs in front of their friends. The other groups that were not performing learned to create a rhythm and used that to help the groups perform to it. Once everyone had performed their musical pieces, the group came together and for the last time played all the sounds and actions using the symbols to create one big piece of music.
It seemed like everyone enjoyed creating music in Acapella style. Hope the enjoyment continues this week too.
Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow

Motionball Marathon of Sport Event

The Motionball Marathon of Sport event will be held at The Hangar at Downsview.
They apparently have 84 teams of 10 competing in this day long sporting event where each team competes in 7 different sport stations throughout the day and each time is required to raise a minimum of $3k.
The beauty of the event is that they add 1 Special Olympic athlete per team.
The band Superfire are playing at 4 pm during their closing ceremonies for 15 minutes. They have invited all those who competed during this years Motionball Idol to come up on stage to perform the last few songs with them! This means we will have up to 6 DramaWay Performers potentially performing that day along with Jessica Rotolo who will be joining as well as the Winner of the Motionball Idol.
It is not a ticketed event, but you are welcome to swing by and check it out as the event has a great atmosphere with fun activations eveywhere; Djs spinning music and over 100 Special Olympic athletes in attendance. If you need further information it’s best you contact Paul Etherington at the number below as it’s not a DramaWay event, but we love to share info about wonderful events such as this.
Paul Etherington, M.S.M.
p – (416) 481-5630 x231

You are invited to The National Ballet of Canada’s YOU dance Performance on April 21st.

This is to advise you all that we have once again been invited to attend The National Ballet of Canada’s YOU dance performance on Saturday, April 21st for individuals with autism and special needs, and their families.

We were delighted to be asked to attend once National Ballet YOU dance Performance Invitation – April 21, 2018again as we very much enjoyed the Fall performance!

 We have been allotted up to 15 Tickets, so we will need to hear from those interested ASAP before April 7th ideally. Please note we are encouraging those who DID NOT attend the Fall Performance to attend, as it is the same performance repertoire from the Fall. However, for those who don’t mind and would like to return, send us your name and if we do not have enough interest, we can allow you to attend if the numbers permit. But we will not know until April 8th once we have received the numbers.

Performance Details

  • Date: Saturday, April 21st
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance)
  • Location: Betty Oliphant Theatre (404 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON)

 Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Deanna Galati directly.  Thank you and we look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Deanna Galati
Education and Outreach Intern
The National Ballet of Canada
Phone: 416 345 9686 x 394
http://national.ballet.ca

To find out more about The National Ballet of Canada’s Education Programs visit
http://national.ballet.ca/education/

MultiArts Open Class June 2, 2018

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

A friendly reminder that the segment with our talented Performers Jessica Rotolo and Krystal Nausbaum will air today on CBC The Goods at 2 PM ET.  Tell your friends!  @CBCTheGoods and #CBCTheGoods and @DramaWay and #DramaWay #DramaWayinsta

 

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DramaWay Performer Jessica appearing on Breakfast Television to promote World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st!

Check out this PSA that a few of our DramaWay friends have appeared in! You can see both Jessica Rotolo and Krystal Nausbaum in this wonderful Campaign ‘Anything But Sorry’! Let’s help spread the word with World Down Syndrome Day just around the corner on March 21st!

 

Jessica will be appearing on Breakfast Television on March 21st to speak about the PSA! Let’s show our support! Turn on your City TV and get ready to hear her on March 21st at 6:20 pm!

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ExpressionWorks Updates

Dear ExpressionWorks Participants/Caregivers & Family Members,

We hope everyone had a wonderful International Woman’s Day!
It was wonderful to see everyone last class arriving early which allowed us to start our stretch circle on time. We are amazed each week with the flexibility of the group in being open to change when choosing songs.  The uniqueness that the group brings in their  dance moves is incredible.  We also appreciate the willingness and initiative that each takes to be a leader and pose their desired questions to their peers.
During Communication Circle the group tried two brand new Tongue Twisters which they enjoyed. We also noted that everyone was giving a lot of good suggestions to the Facilitators regarding posture, speed and volume when needed.
Second week of Culinary Arts was so enjoyable as we prepared vegetable rice rolls. This choice was a huge success. The group was divided into smaller groups and then listened to each other to learn how to cut, shred, scoop the vegetables (red pepper, cucumber, carrots and avocado) and roll the rice paper. They choose the vegetables they wanted in their rolls and with supervision some rolled their own rice paper. Some ate their snack with soya sauce and some ate it plain. It was enjoyed by all.
As we have come to the end of the first half of the semester, after snack, the group came together in a circle and did a bit of debriefing. We went over all that we have done in the past several weeks and what each persons preferences were. We enjoyed highlighting each persons favourite memory thus far.
The team wishes everyone a wonderful 2-week Break.   See you when you all return.
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ExpressionWorks Update

Dear ExpressionWorks Family,

We were very proud of the group this week. As Morgan was away, we got to work with a different Facilitator (that the group is familiar with). Despite the change, the group dealt with the change extremely well.
The group was so welcoming to our Facilitator and everyone quickly became active in our stretch circle and the remainder of the activities. The group was flexible in hearing different versions of some songs during the warm-up despite it being different from our usual routine. Two Participants were so excited to share their news that they could hardly wait. A lot of people shared information about events that they were looking forward to.
Our first culinary session was a success. In groups of three, everyone first listened to the steps of preparing the different fruits and then worked together to wash, cut, slice and mix the fruits together. Some even put Vanilla yogurt on their fruit salad.  Next week we’ll continue honing our culinary skills. We will keep you informed of what the group will prepare for next week.
Looking forward to working with our budding chef’s!