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EDANS Spring Conference – May 5, 6 & 7, 2016

8 Feb

Registration for the EDANS Spring Conference is now open!

The EDANS Spring Conference is a professional development opportunity for teachers that is somewhat different from regular conferences. The most striking difference is that it takes place in conjunction with the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival (DramaFest), a three day festival for high school students which has been running for over 40 years! DramaFest and the EDANS Spring Conference has become a key component in EDANS’ commitment to support drama in schools and teachers of drama.

To register, please go to http://dramafest.ca/ and follow the “EDANS CONFERENCE” link. (…or to go directly to the Teacher Registration site, click HERE)

Also, while you are at it, sign your school up for DramaFest and bring a group of students. It is an experience they will never forget.

http://dramafest.ca/

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EDANS Spring Conference – April 30 – May 2, 2015 – Registration Now Open

29 Oct

Registration for the EDANS Spring Conference is now open!

The EDANS Spring Conference is a professional development opportunity for teachers that is somewhat different from regular conferences. The most striking difference is that it takes place in conjunction with the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival (DramaFest), a three day festival for high school students which has been running for over 40 years! DramaFest and the EDANS Spring Conference has become a key component in EDANS’ commitment to support drama in schools and teachers of drama.

To register, please go to http://dramafest.ca/ and follow the “For Teachers” link. (or to go directly to the Teacher Registration site, click HERE)

Also, while you are at it, sign your school up for DramaFest and bring a group of students. It is an experience they will remember.

http://dramafest.ca/

October Conference 2014 – The Power of Performance

4 Sep

DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THIS YEAR’S PD OFFERING, WE HAVE REACHED OUR VENUE’S CAPACITY AND REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO REGISTERED EARLY!

This year’s conference, The Power of Performance will provide educators with an arsenal of games to take back to your multidiscGSDT-2014-logoiplinary classroom.  As well, we are very excited to combine our keynote and meal together in a performance experience hosted by the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre.  

As part of our conference package, all educators will gain an insight into how an original dinner theatre production is created and also how it can be reproduced in varying scales for your elementary, junior and high school settings.  

The experience of creating and presenting a play meets outcomes across a broad spectrum in all of our professional practice areas and can be life changing for our students.

Yours in Drama,

David Zinck

EDANS 2014 Conference Chair

Click HERE to go to the Conference Registration Page

PD Opportunity through Zuppa Theatre

24 Mar

Wkshp_Promo_SqZuppa Theatre is offering  two intensive workshops this summer. Here are the workshop descriptions:

Seek Electricity – an acting intensive (June 29 to July 11, 2014 )

How are audiences captivated, bodies engaged, texts animated, characters and scenarios brought to life? What can an actor do to light up a stage?

Seek Electricity is designed for excited, aspiring actors and seasoned pros looking for increased voltage. Our approach to performance combines rigorous physical and vocal training, a spirit of restless play, and detailed work with text and action.

We will explore techniques that we have applied across different genres and in theatres as small as living rooms and as large as the expansive outdoors. Electric theatre can go in many directions, but it begins for us with the enduring art of the actor.

The Missing Theatre – a theatre-making intensive (July 14 to 25, 2014 )

How do you make a show as a group?

For 15 years we have worked to find the best answer to this question. Ideal for actors, directors, writers and designers, this workshop introduces techniques, exercises and games that enhance the collaborative process. We encourage surprise and risk-taking coupled with craft and rigour. The Missing Theatre is for aspiring theatre creators looking for new methods to employ and rules to break.  After extensive coaching, participants will be handed the creative reigns, culminating in the presentation of a series of short performances.

There have been a zillion types of theatre. But one is missing – the one you make.

For more details, check out Zuppa Theatre’s website HERE.

You will need to consult the PD Committee in your school board to see if these workshops are eligible for PD funding.

2014 EDANS Spring Conference – May 1, 2 and 3

4 Mar

If you have not already registered for the EDANS Spring Conference, now is your chance!

The EDANS Spring Conference is a professional development opportunity for teachers that is somewhat different from regular conferences. The most striking difference is that it takes place in conjunction with the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival (DramaFest), a three day festival for high school students which has been running for over 40 years! DramaFest and the EDANS Spring Conference has become a key component in EDANS’ commitment to support drama in schools and teachers of drama.

To register, please go to http://dramafest.ca/ and follow the “For Teachers” link. (or to go directly to the Teacher Registration site, click HERE)

Also, while you are at it, sign your school up for DramaFest and bring a group of students. It is an experience they will remember.

http://dramafest.ca/

2013 EDANS Spring Conference Registration Now Open!

12 Feb

Registration is now open for the EDANS Spring Conference held at Dalhousie University on May 2, 3 and 4 , 2013.

REGISTER HERE

The EDANS Spring Conference is a professional development opportunity for teachers that is somewhat different from regular conferences. The most striking difference is that it takes place in conjunction with the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival (DramaFest), a three day festival for high school students sponsored by Theatre Nova Scotia, which is currently celebrating its 41st year!

DramaFest and the EDANS Spring Conference has become a key component in EDANS’ commitment to support drama in schools and teachers of drama.

For complete information, including registration details, on this great PD opportunity, click HERE.

Remember that more details about the event can be found at the Dramafest website: http://dramafest.ca

EDANS October Conference 2012

5 Oct

UPDATE as of Monday, October 15:

PLEASE NOTE: We have extended registration for this conference until Monday, September 22 at 7:00 pm. However, due to our deadline with our caterers, we are unable to offer lunch to anyone registering after 8:00 pm on Monday, October 15.

Registration for the EDANS October Conference is open. Conference takes place this year at JL Ilsley High School on October 26.

Click HERE to access the conference information page.

Click HERE to register.