8 Sep

DJD celebrates Alberta Culture Days with two events

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Alberta Culture Days is happening September 26th – 28th and is recognized as a three-day province-wide celebration of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities. Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is participating this year with two events – a public rehearsal for upcoming performance “Year of the Horse,” and A DJD family dance lesson. Here is all the info …

26 Aug

New brand and website discussion with Calgary designer Micheal McKay

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We’re so thrilled with our new brand and website we felt this new direction for DJD needed some explanation. And who better to tell us a bit more about these bold designs than the person who designed them – Calgary designer Micheal McKay from Broken Box Studios. Here is a quick discussion we had with Micheal: …

18 Jun

Day in the life: Sylvie Moquin

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To continue our Day in The Life Series we spoke with DJD Professional Training Program Member Sylvie Moquin about her daily routine and about dance. Here’s our Q&A with Sylvie. Please state your name, age, place of birth, current place of residence? Sylvie Moquin. 23. Born and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. Lived in Toronto, …

11 Jun

Enriching lives with DJDs Send a Kid to Camp

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DJD is committed to enriching the lives of everyone in our community and this means reaching out to the underprivileged children of our city and providing an opportunity to connect with the arts through dance.   What does the gift of dance do? Thanks to this program these children are given the gift of dance …

11 Jun

DJD Wins Best Of Calgary

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We’re thrilled to be awarded “Best Dance Company” in Fast Forward Weekly’s Best of Calgary Awards and we have all of you to thank! Decidedly Jazz Danceworks has been operating for 30 years now (our birthday this year!) and we’re a living and breathing vision of what original founders Vicki Adams Willis, Michele Moss and …

15 May

Kim is off to Brazil

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The task, if you choose to accept it, is to spend three years researching various Brazilian dance styles, collaborate with foreign dance groups, teach these dance styles to local pros, take local pros on a reconnaissance trip to Brazil, build a production around it all and sell tickets. That’s the task currently on new DJD …

27 Apr

DJD Celebrates International Jazz Day with Ground-Breaking for new facility

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CALGARY, AB… As one of the major players in Calgary’s Jazz scene, DJD will show many facets of itself on International Jazz Day on April 30. To start the day, at 10:30 a.m., DJD will host a ground-breaking ceremony for one of Calgary’s most exciting new arts facilities – the Decidedly Jazz Dance Centre – …

22 Apr

Day in the Life: DJD Technical Director Cameron Clowe

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When you take your seat in the theatre to catch the latest performance by DJD, like the most recently passes Dancers In Love, you probably don’t realize how much work goes into the production and ‘behind the scenes’ management to ensure every show goes off without a hitch. We had the opportunity to sit down with …

10 Apr

What to wear to possessed

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With only a day to go until our big fundraising party – possessed – we absolutely know what is on every girl’s mind – “What am I going to wear!?” Well, with a little help from our friends at Coco + Violet we’ve put together a small gathering of great options to consider. Think – …

2 Apr

Day in the Life of a DJD Dancer – Kaleb Tek

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Kaleb has been with DJD since 2006, though he’s been a dancer much longer. His day-to-day may be just that for him, but compared to a typical day job his is not your average day at the office. We sat down with Kaleb to find out how he keeps his body in tip-top shape and …