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 …

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 …