DJD is a professional jazz dance company that is dedicated to creating original world-class jazz performances, and to offering world-class training opportunities for jazz dance artists. National auditions, for both our dance company and our professional training program, take place annually.
DJD employs 8-12 professional dancers annually on a 33-42 week contract. Contracts include health benefits, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and health club/yoga studio memberships. Dancers interested in auditioning for Company positions must be at least 20 years of age, have a passion for jazz dance, and jazz music, plus strong technique and great personal groove.
Professional Training Program
The Professional Training Program (PTP) at DJD offers 10-15 students an eight-month intensive training experience, dedicated to the development of skilled and knowledgeablejazz dance artists. The program runs Monday to Friday from September to May, with three hours of training each day. Dancers auditioning for the Professional Training Program must be at least 18 years of age, and interested in furthering their knowledge of jazz dance and the work of DJD.
DJD Upcoming Audition Dates
Auditions for our 2017/18 season for both the Company & Professional Training Program are as follows:
Vancouver, BC – Friday, February 3
Scotiabank The Dance Centre – Jandali Studio
677 Davie Street
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Victoria, BC (PTP auditions only) – Saturday, February 4
Dance Victoria Studios – Vernon Studio
2750 Quadra Street
Montreal, QC – Saturday, February 25
Studio Bizz – Studio D
551 Mont-Royal Ave East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON – Monday, February 27
Dance Teq Centre – Studio A
226 Queen Street West
Calgary, AB – Saturday, March 18
DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave. SE – Studio 5
To receive updated info when it becomes available, or to register your intent to audition, please email Joanne Baker with the city where you are auditioning in the subject line. Please do not email resumes or head shots. Please bring resume, head shot, and jazz shoes to the audition.