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Student & Teacher Workshops

dsc00768_small_cropA day at DJD

Bring your students to the DJD studios to experience Western Canada’s largest dance centre! Groups will be lead through a 1-1.5 hour workshop in jazz, then meet the professional company dancers and observe them in rehearsal for an upcoming dance production.

Fee: $17 +GST/student
Availability: Throughout the school year (Subject to teacher and company availability)
Number of students: Up to 30 

workshop at djd

Bring your students to the DJD studios for up to 3 workshops lead by Calgary’s leading dance instructors. Workshop styles can include: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Bollywood, West African, or Contemporary.

Fee: Minimum $150 +GST
Availability: Throughout the school year (Subject to teacher and studio availability)
Number of students: Up to 30, multiple workshops can happen at a time.

In School Workshops & Student play/sports day

Bring a DJD instructor to your students for a workshop in jazz, West African or hip hop.

Fee: Minimum $125 +GST/hour for one instructor, based on a group of 30 students. Fees will increase as number of students and required teachers increases.
Availability: Throughout the school year (Subject to teacher availability)
Number of students: Dependent upon size of space and teachers available

For teachers
Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Each year, DJD will provide a series of workshops that will specifically address the needs of Calgary and area school systems.

The following areas will be covered in a variety of workshop offerings (selection will vary year to year, and is not limited to this list):

  • Jazz: Warm-up basics, Across the floor possibilities, Creating choreography, Swing dance and Understanding jazz music
  • Hip Hop: History, Style, Basics and Foundations
  • West African: Introduction to the form
  • Modern Dance: Basics
  • Choreography

Fees: From $15–20 +GST/class
Classes are held at: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Open to all dance teachers (grade 7-12)

Team Building Workshops

Enjoy a Teacher In-Service for your staff! A DJD Arts in Education representative will come to your school to send your teachers back to class! Your staff will come to understand what their own students go through during a DJD residency, or any performance opportunity within a school year. Professional development elements exist within the context of the workshops that will help expand on existing physical education initiatives, add movement to a music program, and inspire your staff to get their students moving! A great team-building event!

Length: 1-1.5 hours
Fee: $100/hour (can be included in an Artist In Schools Residency fee)
Open to: All schools in the Calgary area

To book a workshop or for more information about workshops, please contact Joanne Baker – Arts-In-Education Coordinator.