Workshops & Events
As a resource centre and the largest repository for Canada’s theatrical dance history, Dance Collection Danse provides a place for research, education, exhibition and public events – a centre, both real and virtual, for learning about the art of dance … past and present. DJD is thrilled to be partnering with DCD to provide these workshops/lectures for the greater dance community and all Calgarians interested in dance history and archiving.
Grassroots Archiving Workshop
Thursday February 2 (1:00-2:30PM & 5:15-6:45PM)
In this very practical and accessible workshop, Amy Bowring will take participants through the basics of “home archiving” in order to help you learn about what materials to keep and how best to store them. Whether your organizational skills are more accurately described as “chaotic” or if you’re a real “keener”, you will find useful tips for looking after your heritage.
A Visual History of Canadian Dance
Friday February 3 (12:00-1:30 PM & 5:15-6:45PM)
Dance historian Amy Bowring will provide a lively presentation about the roots of theatrical dance in Canada. Filled with images from the Dance Collection Danse archives, Amy’s presentation illuminates the major movements in Canadian dance history and provides context for today’s dance scene.
DJD x ILLFX Drop-in Classes
DJD and IllFX are collaborating to offer Friday street dance style classes!
February 3 – Ajay Musodi – 7:00-8:00
February 24 – Alysha Fisher – 7:00-8:00
March 3 – Madison Bullock – 7:00-8:00
March 17 – Cody Jaxon – 7:00-8:00
April 21 – Jay Riodique – 7:00-8:00
April 28 – Jon Ray Dy Buco – 7:00-8:00
FREE FRIDAYS – WINTER SERIES
Come move with a DJD company member for a free community class this winter. Our company dancers are full of talent and want to share it with you so come one, come all for a one of a kind class! All ages and all levels welcome.
Friday, February 10 – 5:30-6:30 – Hip Hop with Miha Matevzic
Friday, March 10 – 5:30-6:30 – Swing with Catherine Hayward
Friday, April 7 – 5;30-6:30 – Caribbean Mash-up W/DJ with Rodney Diverlus, Sabrina Naz & Dejzaun Thomas
YOUTH TEACHERS CONVENTION DAY CAMP
Thursday Feb 16
Ages 6-9 yrs &10-12 yrs
Jazz, West African & Hip Hop dance styles will be explored as well as craft and movie time!