possessed – a party

Annual Fundraiser
April 12, 2014
Hotel Arts

Mark your calendar now for DJD’s annual fundraising party – possessed – an evening where you take over the dance floor and party the night away to the sounds of two live bands and a DJ.

Tickets are available by calling 403-245-3533 or clicking here

International Jazz Day is April 30th!

The great jazz history mystery
april 30, 4:15 - 5:15
Fish creek park library

Catch our Company Dancers as they perform the Great Jazz History Mystery for International Jazz Day. This is a free show and no tickets are required so bring your little ones, ages 5 - 12 and enjoy!

Our 30th year Has been a great anniversary season!

Here's whaT WE've Been up TO:

Beakerhead Opening Ceremony

a sequence of unexpected events
September 12, 2013

An engineered performance of considerable proportion, the official Beakerhead kickoff ceremony included a performance by DJD, click here to see the video!

Better Get Hit in Your Soul

Dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus
November 22 – December 1, 2013

Big Secret Theatre, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

DJD has not performed at the Big Secret Theatre since 2001 and was excited to be back in this unique and captivating space. Audiences soaked up the music of the masterful and bodacious composer and bassist Charles Mingus at a show featuring part recorded music, part live music – all live dance. Click here to see a short video from the show!

Dancers in Love

Celebrating some of the many great works of Vicki Adams Willis
March 28 – April 6, 2014 Gala Night April 3
Theatre Junction GRAND

What an evening! The show featured selections from past works of the great jazz dance dame herself Vicki Adams Willis. Set to Ellington’s tune by the same name, Dancers in Love was one of the first duets Vicki choreographed on Hannah Stilwell and Michele Moss for DJD’s first production, Body and Soul in 1984.  Curated by DJD’s new Artistic Director Kimberley Cooper, this show featured some of Vicki’s great duets and other pieces accompanied by a live band. 

Dancers In Love from Decidedly Jazz Danceworks on Vimeo.

Dancers In Love from Decidedly Jazz Danceworks on Vimeo.

Dancers in Love - Gala Evening

April 3, 2014
 Theatre Junction Grand

This years Gala was a huge success with everyone getting so Jazzed up! The evening included fun cocktails - Aperal Spritz, yummy Hors d'oeuvres, the always exciting balloon raffle where everybody wins, not to mention the inspired performance of Dancers in Love from the best seats in the house. The Gala evening raises valuable funds that will support DJD’s continued role in creating a vibrant arts scene in Calgary through innovative dance productions and inspiring educational programming. Thanks for joining us!