message from the Artistic Director
Welcome to DJD’s 2018-2019 season!
In spirit of jazz we dance… In the height of the Great Depression in America in the 1930s, it was also the height of the Swing Era. There were over 7,000 bands touring the USA, 7,000! People literally scraped their pennies together to go dancing to live music. Jazz has always been there, to bring joy, to soothe, to commiserate.
Times are tough in many ways these days and we are here for you! Put your phone down and come on over, watch a performance, take a class, hang out with some actual humans, I’ll bet if you a dance it will make you feel better. It might even give you something to think about, talk about, sweat about. It may inspire you, challenge you, lift you to new heights, change your life… Or it might just change your day, the tempo of your heart, make you laugh or smile for a moment.