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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!


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 — 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!

We’re Opening the IHAD House

Posted in Schedules, Updates with tags , , on May 20, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator

On Friday May 27, 2011 between 7:30 and 8:30, I Have a Dream will be opening its doors to the community. The Open House will be hosted by Scarborough Arts and the IHAD Youth Collective. If you have any questions, please contact Jen at 416.698.7322 or See you there!


Posted in References, Schedules with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2011 by Jen Fabico, IHAD Program Coordinator

Good day IHAD!

The second genre of I Have a Dream has officially begun! We had a great workshop last week with Melissa Noventa, who taught the movements and stories of Cuban/Brazilian dance. Photos from last week’s workshop will be posted tomorrow, so make sure you check back!

Tomorrow, we will be Jennifer Robichaud and she will be starting us off with our Contemporary genre and will be with us for the next seven weeks. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes; Jennifer is pumped to kick off this new genre with you!

In addition, please have a look at the following curriculum for Stage 2. Within the outline are a lot of the things we touched based on during our last few IHAD meetings as well as some of my notes. If you have any questions regarding it, please contact me directly and we can address any concerns together. At the moment, I am working on the Curriculum for Stage 3. Tomorrow, instead of having a meeting between 4:15 to 5:15, we are going 8:15 to discuss. We may go until 9:00, seeing that our meetings usually go in-depth so just be prepared to stay and discuss.

Stage 2 – Contemporary Genre

Classes will be taught by instructors from the Larchaud Dance Project

Meetings will be facilitated by IHAD Coordinator, Jen Fabico


I Have a Dream will hold Stage 2 at the McGregor Community and Recreation Centre in the Brian Harrison room. The program will be held every Friday for eight(8) weeks


Workshop 1 – May 6, 2011

**Afro/Brazilian class: Special guest Melissa Noventa

Collective will experience the authenticities of Afro and Brazilian dance with special guest instructor, Melissa Noventa. Participants will experience dancing with live African drummers and learn the movements of African dance.

Workshop 2 – May 13, 2011

IHAD Meeting RE: 3rd genre (4:15 to 5:15)

Introduction to Contemporary Genre (5:15 to 8:30)

Prior to the workshop, IHAD Collective members will have a meeting at the McGregor Lounge from 4:15 to 5:15. After the meeting, the Collective will be introduced to the movements of the Contemporary genre with Contemporary instructor Jennifer Robichaud. The Collective will learn the movements and basics of the Contemporary movement. Collective will also start the beginning phases of the Contemporary routine to be performed.*Pieces of the Contemporary genre will be added to the Hip Hop genre’s performance to make an overall performance for the video shoot in late June.

Workshop 3 – May 20, 2011

Contemporary Genre (5:15 to 7:25)

IHAD Meeting RE: Open House (7:30 to 8:30)

Collective will continue practicing the Contemporary routine from 5:15 to 7:25. At this point, the Collective should have a good portion of the Contemporary routine rehearsed and memorized.

Workshop 4 – May 27, 2011

Continuation of Contemporary Genre (5:15 to 7:30)

IHAD Open House (7:30 to 8:30)

Collective will continue practicing the Contemporary routine and will continue to add Contemporary elements to their routine. As each week passes, participants MUST have the routine memorized and practiced to the point that they could rehearse it without the instructor’s aid.

At 7:00, doors will be open to the public. If anyone wishes to view what occurs during the IHAD workshops, they are welcome to come early before the actual Open House itinerary begins.

At 7:30, IHAD Collective will follow set itinerary for the rest of the evening.

Workshop 5 – June 3, 2011

Contemporary Genre (5:15 to 7:25)

IHAD Meeting RE: Dance video (7:30-8:30)

The Contemporary Genre’s workshop will be taught between 5:15 and 7:25. At this point, there will be no new additions or changes to the Contemporary routine. The Collective should have the Contemporary routine memorized and refined by the end of this workshop. From 7:30 to 8:30, the Collective will gather for a meeting regarding the dance video shoot. The meeting will be facilitated by Jen Fabico.

Workshop 6 – June 10, 2011

Contemporary and Hip Hop Amalgamation

At this point, the Collective should have the entire Contemporary routine memorized. Both Jennifer Robichaud and Jase Cozmic will be in attendance during this workshop. Together, the youth Collective and the instructors will decide which the new form of the routine. The routine will include all of the elements from the Hip Hop routine as well as the Contemporary routine. Before the end of the workshop, the overall routine containing both genres will be decided, rehearsed and filmed as a reference.

Workshop 7 – June 17, 2011

Contemporary and Hip Hop Memorized

The Collective will continue to practice the routine as decided from the prior week. There will be NO CHANGES to the routine from what was decided last week. Throughout the entire length of the workshop, participants will continue the practice the same routine until the point of memorization. Before the end of the workshop, each member of the collective should be able to rehearse the entire routine individually and memorized without any prompting. In addition, the collective will work together to perfect any flaws. At this point, instructors should be able to step back and allow the Collective to perform with minimal aid.

Workshop 8 – June 24, 2011

Contemporary and Hip Hop Perfected (5:15 to 8:00)

IHAD Meeting RE: Preparation for Video, Last Minute Concerns (8:00 to 8:30)

The Collective will continue to rehearse their Contemporary routine. Last week, the Collective will have memorized the entire routine as individuals. This week, the Collective will continue practicing the same routine with the assistance of Jennifer and Jase. At this point in the genre, the instructors should be able to step back and allow the Collective to perform their perfected routine without ANY aid. **By the end of this workshop, the Hip Hop/Contemporary routine will be flawless and ready for performance.

At 8:00, there will be a final preparation meeting facilitated by Jen Fabico.

Video Shoot –June 28, 2011

The Collective will be performing the Contemporary/Hip Hop routine for IHAD’s first video shoot. The Collective will gather this evening one hour before the video shoot to run through any last minute questions or concerns. The video shoot will occur for two hours in the evening of June 28 at a location that is yet to be determined.

Break Week #1 – July 4, 2011

***No workshop***


Break Week #2 – July 11, 2011

***No workshop***

We can discuss this outline more in-depth tomorrow as well. Have a beautiful Thursday! 🙂