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
Montreal, QC – Sunday, January 28
Studio Bizz- Mont Royal
551 Avenue D
Winnipeg, MB – Sunday, January 28
109 Pulford Street
*Interested dancers are required to attend the Senior Technique Class (see info below) at NAfro from 12:00-1:15PM. Please register through Dance Manitoba
Winnipeg dancers, get ready to move! Join DJD Dance School Principal and former company member Joanne Baker for this Senior Technique class where we will explore your groove, dive deep into the music, and begin to understand the beautiful spectrum of jazz dance!
Toronto, ON – Monday, January 29
Dance Teq Centre
226 Queen St. West
Vancouver, B.C – Friday, February 9
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St.
Victoria, B.C – Sunday, February 11
715 Yates St.
*Interested dancers are required to attend the Master Class (see info below) at Raino Dance from 1:00-2:30PM. Please register through Raino Dance
Rooted in the history of jazz dance and music, DJD is constantly innovating and evolving this art form. DJD invites Victoria dancers to experience how music shapes movement and feeling; to explore the connection between personal expression and collaboration; and to move!
Calgary, AB – Saturday, March 10
DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave. SE
To register your intent to audition, please email Joanne Baker with the city where you are auditioning in the subject line. Please bring resume, head shot, and jazz shoes to the audition, no emailed resumes or head shots will be accepted.