28 Apr

CALGARY HERALD REVIEW OF MODERN VAUDEVILLIANS

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Read Stephan Bonfield’s review of Modern Vaudevillians DJD brings bittersweet vaudeville era to life with sparkle and shine

3 Mar

Images of Dancers to Light up the Night Sky at the DJD Dance Centre

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The DJD Dance Centre is absolutely radiating with movement. A new art installation, called Take the Cake, by internationally renowned artistic team Hadley+Maxwell, is illuminating the top of the new dance centre. This piece of public art is the result of a national competition to animate the lightbox that crowns the new Kahanoff II Tower. …

29 Dec

Black and White Ball Committee

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THE BLACK & WHITE BALL DJD’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT MARCH 11, 2017 – PALLISER HOTEL WE NEED YOU! We are currently looking for Calgary’s best and brightest to sit on our volunteer event committee. We are looking for both lead and supporting roles on the committee. Join the 2017 Black & White Ball Committee to …

17 Oct

DJD’s Company Dancers: What to Expect at Marathon

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This year, six of Decidedly Jazz’s very own company dancers will be teaching at the annual Dance Class Marathon fundraiser Sunday October 23.  DJD is excited to offer participants an opportunity to learn from these talented artists, alongside other incredible DJD instructors in our new Dance Centre home!  All of DJD’s company dancers have been …

14 Oct

LETS TALK: MARATHON! DANCE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, JOANNE BAKER SHARES HER THOUGHTS.

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I have attended, taught, or participated in every Dance Class Marathon since 1993. Back in that first year, I was an apprentice dancer with the DJD Company and the Marathon ran over 3 days – Friday night to Sunday night. DJD had just moved into our new facility on 4th street after many great years …

25 Jul

DJD AND ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS 2016

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Join us we celebrate Alberta Culture Days 2016! The seventh annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative …

5 Mar

A Gentleman’s Guide To Prepping For The Black and White Ball

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The Black and White Ball is an event that embraces an eclectic style, well-curated live performances and most importantly, the essence of dance. The event encourages its patrons to slip into a time machine and experience a night set in the famous jazz era of the 1920’s. The 1920’s was the era that set the …

29 Feb

Where are they now? Kathleen Doherty – Professional Traing Program Alumni

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Kathleen Doherty was a student in DJD’s Professional Training Program from 2009-2011. Since returning home to Halifax in 2012, Kathleen has been very active in the local dance community as a dancer, choreographer, improviser, teacher, director and administrator. She is co-founder and Artistic Director of Votive Dance, founded in 2012 to provide more choreographic and …

22 Feb

Where are they now? Madeleine Suddaby – Professional Traing Program Alumni

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Madeleine’s acceptance into the Professional Training Program was a bit of a surprise, as she was actively pursuing a career in musical theatre after graduating university, and auditioned for the program on a whim, but she decided to go for it anyway. It was a welcome experience, as it reignited her love for dance, movement …

16 Feb

Where are they now? Paige Sealey – Professional Training Program Alumni

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Upon graduating from DJD’s Professional Training program in 2010, Paige spent the summer in Toronto on scholarship dancing as an apprentice with Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet Company. It was then when she auditioned for the Walt Disney Company which began her journey as a cast member in different ares over the past 5 years both …