Groups and Events Calendar
January 11, 2021
7:30 pm: Music to my Ears: Modern Music Appreciation 101, led by Toronto Artist and Teacher Dan Minchom.
January 11, 2021 –
In this 6-week discussion group, we’ll look at music through the decades starting from the 1960’s, and work our way to present day. Through this program, you’ll learn how to identify texture, form, time signature, mood, instrumentation, and basic trends that have evolved in popular music from the 1960’s to present day. Attendees will gather over Zoom to listen to pieces of music, and then actively participate in discussions. By the end of this program, you’ll be able to articulate why you like or dislike any song.
Dan is a prolific bass player on the Toronto scene, whose musicality, time feel, and work ethic has led to him sharing stages with a number of high-profile artists including Jojo Mason, Madeline Merlo, and an international tour with Nuevo flamenco artist Jesse Cook. He is the in-house arranger and musical director of the Supersonic Hearts Band, and is the in-house bassist for both Coach House Studios and Westend Studios.
Music to my Ears is open to everyone. No previous knowledge of music required.
Sessions are from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM on the following Monday’s:
This 6-week event is free, but if you’d like to make a donation you can do so here: balancefba.org/donate/
Spaces are limited. To register, please sign up on zoom, or call our office at 416-236-1796 extension 0 to talk to Chloe.
January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021 –
BALANCE is pleased to announce that Sharing Space Support Group is moving to a year-round format, with groups running every Tuesday, with groups running every Tuesday, starting Tuesday January 12th, from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Sharing Space is a closed-format, peer support group facilitated by our Social Worker Lisa Derencinovic. Topics range from cooking tips to how to navigate big life changes and everything in-between!
This is open only to BALANCE clients. You need a service agreement in place in order to participate. If you don't have one, please call our office at 416-236-1796 extension 0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
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January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021 –
Do you wonder where creative people find their ideas? Do you often wish you could think more creatively, or express yourself in new ways? Is there a writer in you trying to come out? Or do you just like writing with other people, and talking about ideas? Balance and Common Boots Theatre bring you this creative writing workshop that will get you past your blank screen, writing, and opening up new ideas you might not even know you have. Through a series of writing prompts and exercises, participants will enjoy the act of creative writing, together, with themes that link to Balance and the Common Boots winter drama series.
This event is led by professional playwright and screenwriter Alex Bulmer, the current Artistic Director of Common Boots Theatre and the lead Curator of CoMotion Disability Arts Festival with Harbourfront Centre. Her work has been produced and presented all over the world. Alex was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigemtosa in 1987, and is a proud member of Toronto’s blind community. Her experience of becoming blind has shaped her artistic career, and deeply informed her writing.
Group is now full*
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