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SocialWorks Update

Hello All!

We hope you enjoyed your extra-long Easter Break! As a reminder our spring session starts back up today at Youth 180 Merge inside the Sheridan Centre from 6:15-8:15pm.
This term we are going to take a more drama-game based social interaction approach, as many of our returnees have done our life-skills programming for several years. This term we will focus more on social interaction between one another as well as tying in life-skills – but it will not be as academic as in the past.
There will be information on our fun bowling night to follow!
We look forward to seeing you all there!

ExpressionWorks update!

We had such a great class last night!
Everyone did their own musical theatre performances!
We aimed to capture most of it through video!

Here are a few shots:

Petra T singing Memory with our volunteer Jan
Petra S singing a Spoonful of Sugar
And Devon dancing to You Can’t Stop the Beat with our volunteers Katherine & Susan

So much fun was had by all , and everyone has adjusted easily and quickly to our Team Teaching approach!

 

Devon dancing to You Can't Stop the Beat w Katherine & SusanPetera T singing Memory w JanPetra S singing A Spoonful of Sugar

The Spring Term of SocialWorks starts back up on April 19th/2017

 
Tonight will be the last class of SocialWorks for the winter term.   
 
Remember, our Spring term starts back up on April 19th 2017. 
Thus far we unfortunately only have 5 participants enrolled for the Spring semester. This is not an ideal number to run the program going forward. If you have not made payment or do not plan on attending the Spring session, please let Danielle or myself know as soon as possible.
We are planning on having a bowling-night made available to everyone for a small fee (less than $15 a participant) in the Spring. We will make it available to all past and present attendees. Details to follow soon.
We hope to see everyone tomorrow,

ExpressionWorks Progressing!

We have updated the clowning google drive folder to include memories from last Thursday.  What magic!  Check out from the direct link here if you’d like.

Our talented Office Coordinator and talented Video Lady Adina will be piecing all of the year’s photos and short video snips into a video to air at our final class in June.

It’s been a joy and refreshing now that we are incorporating new ideas and truly embracing  our current Team-teaching approach. It’s been wonderful to have all of our staff and volunteers come together to share their collective talents for our Spring Term. We will miss Alanna but I know we will make her proud by continuing on this wonderful program she spent so much time fostering and nurturing.

Our class on the 30th– with our Staff members Divya and Anne leading the opening hour, and then Alex spearheading our Musical Theatre portion in the later have will be so fun! We look forward to seeing you all.

Sign up for Summer Camp today!

http://dramaway.com/summer-camp-full-program/

Casting Opportunity from Pixcom Productions

 

 

Hi Everyone

 

We received this email and thought we’d share it with all of you.

From: Harriet Luke <hluke@pixcom.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:01 PM
Subject: Pixcom Productions – Development/Casting
Cc: Taeo Soleil Levine <taeolevine1@gmail.com>

I just wanted to follow up on our conversation re: the show we have in development right now with CBC, that you might be able to help us with!

Just to recap the series will feature a group of individuals with disabilities who are super eager to get a job in the restaurant industry, but have struggled to do so. They will be put through a training course with a top head chef in order to learn the skills needed to work in a restaurant and set them up to enter the workforce!

We are looking to cast people with a wide rage of disabilities, ideally people who are starting out in their careers (18 –  25  years old). We are looking for people who have a positive attitude, an outgoing personality, and who would be capable of working long days and can communicate effectively. They can be located anywhere across the county.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated! At this stage we are just looking to speak with people on the phone and do Skype interviews. Taeo, cc’ed here is heading up the trainee casting, and will be in touch as well.

Look forward to hearing from you and don’t hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions!

Chat soon,

 

Harriet Luke

Development Supervisor
Pixcom Productions
hluke@pixcom.com
C: 647 830 9095

 

Watch our Finale Celebration choreographed by Morgan Joy for our DramaWorks Performers!

Hello DramaWorks Group A & Group B, DramaWorks East & DramaWorks West:

Please follow and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for resources at home.
We have uploaded our Final Dance Choreo to the 2017 Playlist linked below.

ExpressionWorks Families!

 

We are looking forward to clowning around with ExpressionWorks leaders over the next couple classes– tonight and next week, on March 16th.
ExpressionWorks will break on March 23rd, and resume for the Spring term in team-teaching on March 30th.
Tonight— the ExpressionWorks clowns will embark on many playful adventures!  Our Head Facilitator Alanna aims for the group to celebrate the beauty of travel and change, as you know Alanna will soon be embracing travelling herself in B.C.  Please do not hesitate to contact her or our office with any strategies or insight you have on how to support this transition for all of us.  We have attached one of the clowning visuals we’ll be utilizing tonight in case it serves to be helpful at home as well.
If you fancy getting your groove on tomorrow, come join Alanna as she facilitates her final Ontario dance party for a while.  The poster with more details is attached.  It’s destined to be a fun opportunity for every age and ability to dance their hearts loud and embrace their personal style in a safe and accepting community.  The studio is big and beautiful, but please note that its located on the 3rd floor and only accessible via wide stairs.

DramaWay March Break – Spring Break Reminders! Take Note of when your class is NOT running!

Hello DramaWay Families,

Here is a reminder of all the March/Spring Break dates. There will be no class for the following dates please take note and mark your calendars!

Use the time off to rehearse when you can.

Theatre Arts Break

March 13th 2017

DramaWorks Mississauga Breaks

March 13th & April 17th 2017

 

DramaWorks East Breaks

March 15th & 22nd

 

SocialWorks Mississauga Breaks

SocialWorks WILL run sessions on March 15th &  22nd in lieu of a Make-Up Dates

  • No SocialWorks on May 18th 2017

 

SingingWorks Break

March 16th 2017

 

DramaWorks West Breaks

March 16th , March 23rd & April 27th

 

RhythmWorks Downtown Breaks

March 16th & March 23rd 2017

RhythmWorks West  Breaks

March 11th, March 18th, March 25th & May 20th 2017

MultiArtWorks Fairlawn Breaks

March 11th , March 18th , April 15th &  May 20th 2017

DramaWorks Group A & DramaWorks Group B

THERE WILL BE NO SPRING BREAK IN LIEU OF THE CANCELLED CLASSES

GROUP A & GROUP B MAKE-UP CLASSES WILL RUN ON THE 14TH AND 21ST OF March

ExpressionWorks Dates Revised PLEASE REVIEW – Corrected info!

  • No class on March 23rd 2017 – This date is reserved for our Make Up class if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: There will in fact be an ExpressionWorks class on March 16th 2017.

EXPRESSIONWORKS SPRING 2017 OUTLINE:

  • Clown (March 9, *16) with Guest Artist Joan Barrington of Therapeutic Clowns International!

*Make Up Class for the winter term; if need be is March 23! As of now, there is no class this date unless we have to cancel for some unforseen reason.

Please make note of WEEK BREAK Between Winter and Spring Terms!

ExpressionWorks Term Three- 11 spring sessions

[10 spring sessions include make-up culinary class + 1 closing final class = 11 spring sessions]

The talented team will oversea leadership sessions; rotating Arts-Specialists will lead various 

Art-Hour Workshops/Sessions:

  • Musical Theatre (March 30April 6)
  • Storytelling & Puppetry (April 13, 20)
  • Independent Living Skills (April 27, * May 4)
  • *Special 2-hour out-in-the-community TTC session
  • Musical Improv (May 11, 18)
  • Culinary Arts (May 25, * June 1accounts for Dec. 8make-up)
  • FINAL Open Class (*June 8, 2017)

*ExpressionWorks members, families and friends are invited to attend our Open Class on

Thursday, June 8th from 7:15 – 8:15 pm. Participants arrive at regular class time 6:30 pm.

 

ActingWorks March Break Camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Sign up today for our Summer ActingWorks Program to avoid missing out.

 

ExpressionWorks Update

Last weeks’s class went very well.  We had a full house and celebrated our final visual arts session with self-love medicine card creation.  It was so lovely watching everyone connect in pairs.  What a fabulous community this is!  We had a chance to upload a ton of great pictures and video snips– see them on google here.
We are getting excited about our Team Teaching moving into action for the Spring Term as Alanna prepares for her adventures. In clown this week we hope to celebrate adventure and exploring change as a way to segway our deal Alanna’s near departure.