31 Mar

Message from Kimberley Cooper on Dancers in Love

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An excerpt of Artistic Director, Kimberley Cooper’s message from our Dancers in Love program… There must have been something in the water in Calgary in the early ‘80s, when so many amazing arts organizations were born; OYR, Loose Moose, DJD, among others. Think about what just these three organizations mean to performing arts in Calgary, …

24 Mar

A day in the life of a DJD dancer

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We sat down with Catherine Hayward, a dancer with DJD, to find out exactly how a typical work-day looks for her. What we learned was super interesting. Wake-up call is 8am. As taking care of her body is a priority, she shies away from coffee, preferring to hydrate with good old water. To fuel her …

23 Mar

Understudy Opportunity

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DJD is looking for an understudy for our kids’ show “THE GREAT JAZZ HISTORY MYSTERY.” Auditions will be held at DJD studios (1514 4th St. SW) on March 29, 2-3:30. Rehearsals start April 14 and the show runs until May 9, rehearsal/ performance hours are generally 9-5, this shifts a little during the show tour …

18 Mar

3 Reasons You’re Possessed About possessed

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It happens only once per year. A time when Calgary loosens up a bit, takes the tie off and puts the funk on. A time when the adult kids come out to play, have a ball, and do some… well, grooving to the music. Yes, it’s time for possessed! But what’s all the fuss about? …

4 Mar

Top 5 Dance Classes at DJD and Why You Should Take Them

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You may that know Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) offers dance classes through their DJD School of Decidedly Jazz, but have you ever wondered what the most popular classes are? Well, here you go. Our top 5 School of Decidedly Jazz classes and why they’re awesome. 1. Hip Hop Beginner “We believe that the understanding of …

25 Feb

Tonight we say "thank you" to our Jazz Roots Club

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Tonight represents a special night for us at DJD. Tonight we get the pleasure of thanking some very important people in our lives. These people are dedicated supporters of DJD, lovers of jazz and dance, and continually provide emotional strength for our organization. Without them, we’d be nothing. Tonight, at our annual Jazz Roots Reception, …