One of the world's leading professional jazz dance companies, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks brings to life performances that are eclectic, exciting and high energy, often paired with live jazz music. Our professional company enlivens audiences in Calgary and internationally with true jazz soul.
2013 - 2014 is our 30th Anniversary Season
It’s hard to believe we are turning 30! DJD burst onto the Calgary arts scene in 1984 with a captivating dream – to reclaim the true spirit of jazz and to develop a compelling contemporary dance form. Once we took that bold first step, we never looked back, feeding Calgary’s appetite for authentic and reinvigorated jazz experiences through performance and classes. Since then we have created over 50 original dance productions, many featuring live music.
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
Buy before March 2, 2014 to get the early bird discount of 15%! Theatre Junction GRAND Seating Map (687 KB)
Theatre Junction GRAND Seating Map (687 KB)
Enjoy an evening that features 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 will feature some of Vicki’s great duets and other pieces accompanied by a live band.
Dancers in Love - Gala Evening
April 3, 2014
Theatre Junction Grand
Join us for our Gala event where all your sense will get Jazzed up! The evening will include fun cocktails, 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. See you there!
possessed – a party
April 12, 2014
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
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!