An experiential exploration of the therapeutic use of the arts. This program is valuable to anyone wishing to integrate the arts into their personal or professional practice, including therapists, healers, coaches, educators and artists.Instructors will be dynamic experts in each area. Website under construction at 

 Weaving art processes into clinical and counseling work greatly expands the capacity to articulate–with fullness and specificity–what lies buried within us, by using each modality as it is called for in the unfolding process. As both therapist and client work with these healing multi-arts processes, the creative spirit is aroused and the therapeutic process itself is experienced as art. ~ Kate Donohue 

The Advanced ICAT Program includes the following five 2-day workshops along with two 3-day workshops with Kate Donohue. Courses run Saturdays and Sundays 10-4; Group Supervision with Darci Adam 4-6. 



To register for the Advanced Intensive Creative Arts in Therapy Certificate program or for any individual workshop please contact Darci or Candace at 

A completed application form, written statement and $100 CND application fee will be required. 

TWO 2-day workshopswith KateDonohue

Dream Weaver: A Jungian Approach to Symbol and Expressive Arts Therapy November 8-9 | 2014 

A kinship naturally exists between expressive arts therapy and Jungian Psychology. Both are image-based approaches to understanding and healing the psyche and each 

emphasizes the symbolic process in its own unique fashion. This course weaves together the theory and practice of both these approaches into a Jungian-oriented expressive arts healing tapestry of images, emotions, understanding and transformation. The class explores the basic concepts of Jungian psychology and compares and contrasts them to expressive arts theory. 

Urban Shaman: Exploring the Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy February 21-22 | 2015 

Through honoring indigenous roots, expressive arts therapy strives to bring the healing power of the arts back into therapy education, consultation and social justice work. In this course, we will explore the roots of expressive arts therapy by researching and experiencing cultural arts-based rituals and discovering how they could be used for modern-day healing. 

EAT with Children and Adolescents Dec 6-7 

Candace Froebe, MA Folklore; Certified Yoga Instructor 

Yoga and Storytelling: Discover the Storyteller Within 

Darci Adam, MA, MEd, RCAT, CCC, REAT 

Blooming like a Flower: Honouring and Protecting 

Inner Essence 

Art as Spiritual Practice Jan 17-18 

Tanja Woloshen, MFA Performance Studies; Dance Artist / Movement Specialist 

Being Butoh Body: Movement, Poetry, Ecology from Contemporary Japanese Dance 

Marg Janick-Grayston, MDiv; Certified Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator; Spiritual Mentor 

A Breathtaking Path to Whole Hearted Living 

Exploring Indigenous Knowledge through Art Mar 21-22 

Leah Fontaine, MA Native Studies; Dakota Anishinaabe Metis Artist; Program Manager ACI Manitoba 

David Boulanger, Frontman Burnt Project 1; 

Anishinaabe Cultural and Spiritual Teacher 

Symbols in Theatre and Storytelling Apr 25-26 

Mia van Leeuwen, MFA Theatre; Artistic Director of out of line theatre co-op Object Theatre 

Self Care through the Arts May 23-24 

Christine Ciona, MA Creative Arts Therapy, CCC; 

Joy Guru, Abundant Living Guide, Drama Therapist 

Soul Jam Collective: Meaning, Movement, Mantras, Meditation

Courses offered through the Advanced Intensive Creative Arts Therapy Certificate program combined with a supervised practicum can be used towards registration with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). If you are interested to learn more about becoming either a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/ Educator or a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist please contact us. 

For more information about professional registration please visit 


(includes five 2-day courses with local experts as well as two 2-day workshops with master teacher Kate Donohue) 

$100 non-refundable deposit; $1300 payable September 30, 2014; $1265 payable January 1, 2015 

Individual 2-day courses: $375 

Individual 2-day course with Kate: $395 

20% discount to agencies sending 2-3 participants 

25% discount for 4 or more participants 

Community /// Ballet Class for the Professional Dance Community

Ballet Class for the Professional Dance Community

The Dance Post hosts a 4 week series of ballet classes, taught by Carol-Ann Bohrn, every Tuesday and Thursday morning starting November 4th, 2014.

Where: Masterworks Dance Studio, 333 King st. (corner of Main and Higgins) Entrance on West side. Studio 1. 

Time: 9:30am-11:00am, doors open at 9:00am for warm up

Cost: $5

Parking available in designated Masterworks or YFC parking. Please do not park in Garage Masters parking lot.

For more information, visit


Community /// Call for Participants, Deadline Dec. 1st 8 DAYS IV A GATHERING OF CHOREOGRAPHERS ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT, TORONTO ISLAND | JUNE 14-23, 2015


8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to Canadian contemporary choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, questioning, and reflection on how we work in order to deepen choreographic practices. It is an opportunity to share artistic practices and concerns and to challenge, invigorate, and inspire each other. 

SIX Canadian choreographers working in Canada or abroad will be invited to join 20 past participants of the three previous 8 DAYS encounters. 

Community /// Open house at SCD (Oct. 18th-24th)

ALL classes are FREE next week at SCD.

OCTOBER 18th to 24th.

Here is a link to the Adult Schedule …

More info on website for other programs.

Teachers include YLDE-ers like Lise McMillan, Claire Marshal, as well a host of other teachers.


Community /// NAFRO DANCE

An Exchange of choreographic voices

The Gas Station Arts Centre will be the venue for an evening of percussion, chants and highly energetic African inspired movement as well as rhythm driven choreographies by two well-known choreographers.

Kevin A. Ormsby, Artistic Director of KasheDance Toronto presents “Na’Wake Variations”. Evoking the traditions present in world cultures, “Na’Wake Variations” illicit the internal self to dance. Also under the unity of the PATANA banner, Michèle Moss, a Calgary based Choreographer, dancer and co-founder of “Decidedly Jazz Danceworks”, presents her new work “much like dreaming, this”. 

The two dance works will feature the energetic and talented NAfro Dancers and Musicians.

Hang onto your seats; this is going to be an incredible event!

Production Runs:
Friday Nov 7th 8:00pm 
Saturday Nov 8th 8:00pm
Sunday Nov 9th 2:00pm

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 senior & Students, $12 Children under 12 

Tickets available online here: , in person @ Gas Station Arts Centre or CASH at the door.




Community /// WCD + Ming Hon


October 9-11, 8pm & October 12, 3pm

The Rachel Browne Theatre

The Prairie Dance Circuit premieres Manitoba creator Ming Hon’s Forever in Blue Jeans featuring WCD dancers Natasha Torres-Garner, Ali Robson and Kayla Henry.  The second half of the evening consists of Hon’s performance (with a small role for WCD’s Brent Lott) of her powerful and provocative The ExhibitionistAs part of WCD’s 50th , these works will tour to Regina, Calgary and Edmonton during the end of October and into November.


Young Lungs Dance Exchange’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Party!

Square Dance with caller Jeremy Hull 
Tarot Reading with Debbie Patterson
… and performances, installation, live music, new works and a dance party!

NOVEMBER 1st — 8pm to 1am
The Purple Room, 318 Ross Avenue 
$15 cash @ door

OR donate/get tickets in advance!

Brenna Marie Cross Klaverkamp
Doug Melnyk + Maggie Nagle
Jennifer Genest
Ali Robson
Coral Maloney 
Janis & Jujube
D-Anne Kuby + Russell Abramson
The Bond Institute 
Leigh Anne Parry
The Talentless Lumps

(schedule TBA)

Celebrating 10 years of Young Lungs Dance Exchange!


Community /// send + receive with Michelle Boulé (NY) + Cellist Okkyung Lee (KR)



Media Hub, 72 Princess St. 3rd fl.

7:30 door / 8 pm start / $15 entry

Cellist Okkyung Lee (KR) may be one of the hardest working artist in improv, working with luminaries such as John Zorn, Evan Parker, and Thurston Moore to name a few. To conclude v16 Okkyung performs in her exceptional duo project with New York-based choreographer / dancer Michelle Boulé. Together they create a spontaneously defined performance space using music, dance, and light. These elements are set into motion by the vehicle of improvisation where perception of form shifts, and a new dimension of performance opens.