IHAD Autumn Session

Posted in Pictures and Videos, Schedules with tags , , , , on October 20, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator


I Have A Dream dancers during a live performance at the Subtext Multi-Arts Festivals.

Hello IHAD members!

I hope that everyone had a great summer and is getting well adjusted into the Autumn schedule again. We had a GREAT year with the I Have A Dream project this year and we’re hoping to bring it back for future years.

Thank you so much for dedicating your time and your talents into the project. Your passion and dedication is what made this program what it is. But there is one more session we would like to have with IHAD before we say it’s over – A dinner and activity evening  hosted by Scarborough Arts while we talk about IHAD memories and more dance stuff.

Make a note in your calendars and keep an eye on your emails. We will be posting a date soon!



Posted in Pictures and Videos with tags on August 5, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator

Hi Everyone

So the BIG MOMENT is right around the corner. Video shoot for OMNI TV!!

Just to remind you, it is on Monday August 8th, and everyone has to arrive at 8:45 AM SHARP! The OMNI TV Crew will arrive here at Scarborough Arts at 9:00 AM, so you need to be here ON TIME! No Excuses! Travelling on TTC or driving down here, I expect everyone to be here at 8:45 AM!

Wear clean and comfortable clothes, that you can dance in (Appear presentable!)

Check your emails for the Media Release Forms, fill it up for Monday. Make sure you bring it in, or else you will be left out and cannot be part of the shoot. The shoot itself will last for 3 Hours, so make sure you are prepared for it.


So your checklist for Monday August 8th:

Bring in your Media Release Forms 

COME ON TIME! Exactly at 8:45 AM!

Be prepared and energized!


It is going to be at the same location as the last video shoot

Scarborough Arts

1859 Kingston Road at Harrison State Park


Don’t be late! And I will see you all at 8:45 AM on Monday!

Break Week

Posted in References, Schedules on July 11, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator


Happy Monday IHAD-ers!

This Monday is another break week. I just wanted to remind you of it. So please do not show up at Birkdale Community Centre today.

However, beginning today, we officially count down one week to our next workshop session with Jennifer Robichaud and Jase Cozmic from the Larchaud Dance Project. It kicks off on Monday, July 18 at 5PM sharp and will run until 8PM. It will be held at the Birkdale Community Centre which is located at 1299 Ellesmere Road. The closest intersection is Brimley and Ellesmere. If you are taking the bus, the easiest way to get there is through Midland Station. CLICK HERE FOR TRAVEL INFORMATION.

Make sure you check back for more updates! See you Monday!

Video Shoot

Posted in References, Schedules, Updates on July 5, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator

Good day IHAD!


Last Tuesday, we had an AMAZING video here on our Scarborough Arts grounds. The team did so great and it was stunning to see everyone is action and putting their best foot forward. I hope that you are very proud of yourselves for this great accomplishment because I am. The staff at Scarborough Arts were thrilled to step out and see what you have trained so hard for.


The IHAD video should be ready for mid August. As soon as we receive it, we will make sure to post and share it with you. But the work does not end at the video shoot. We still havea variety of amazing genres lined up for you as well as the live performance.


We still have Larchaud Pair Dancing, Tutting, Stepping, Flamenco and Afro-Brazilian. Along the way, we will also be refining for the Subtext Arts Festival and will be learning how to get your foot out there as dancers in the real world.


If you are interested in continuing in the dance field, please have a look at this Toolkit. The brand new microsite — which you can visit at www.artreachtoronto.ca/toolkits — contains tons of resources, films and kits developed as part of the Grassroots Organizing and Leadership (GOAL) Youth Capacity Building Workshop Series that has been going strong since 2007.  The workshops create a space for facilitators (many of whom are young people, or those that have been involved in grassroots organizing and project development) to share their insights and resources with youth groups, organizers and artists.  At the new Toolkit site you will find info on a range of topics, from grant-writing to event planning, fundraising and financial management!


Don’t forget that this week and next week is a BREAK WEEK! Please do not attempt to attend any IHAD classes as there will not be one to attend. IHAD Stage 3 will commence of Monday July 18th at Birckdale Community Centre from 5-8PM. We are very excited to start new genres! See you there!

Stage 3

Posted in References, Schedules on June 21, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator

  • 1299 Ellesmere Rd M1P 2Y2
  • Near: Brimley & Ellesmere
  • TTC Information: Travel to Midland Station. Walk south on Midland Ave and then east on Ellesmere to Oakley. On the eastbound side of Ellesmere, board the 95B York Mills and travel to 1299 Ellesmere Rd.



Hi everyone,


Stage 2 is almost at a close and I thought it would be good to get everyone to the same level regarding Stage 3.

Stage 3 will be every Monday beginning Monday July 18th at the Birkdale Community Centre from 5-8PM. Please have a look above for the map and directions.


On July 4th and July 11th, there will be NO WORKSHOPS. Please do not go to McGregor or Birkdale on those weeks because we will not be there. You get that time off to relax your muscles and prepare for Stage 3! 🙂


A more thorough curriculum will follow next week. Please keep checking back for updates!

No Rain!

Posted in References, Schedules on June 21, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator

It looks like today is a ” No Rain” day! So it looks like practice is ON! Please meet here at Scarborough Arts at 3PM. The practice will run until 5PM.

We are located at 1859 Kingston Road in Scarborough. The closest intersection is Birchmount and Kingston.

TTC:  Take the #12 bus from Victoria Park Subway Station, or take the 69 Warden South bus from Warden Station. Get off at Kingston Road & Birchmount.

DRIVING:  Enter our parking lot driving east on Kingston Road from Birchmount.  Free Parking.


If you get lost, please give us a call! Call us at 416.698.7322!

Videos Up!

Posted in Pictures and Videos, References on June 20, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator

Hello IHAD!


I am just uploading the videos from Friday’s workshop. Make sure you have a look and use it as a reference!