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Support – Your Impact

djd_fall2014_fb_rhs_v1When you donate to, volunteer with or sponsor Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, you have a direct impact on the performances, artist development and community outreach that we are able to provide in Calgary and beyond.

Thanks to our supporters and government funders, DJD has:

  • Created more than 60 original full-length works and performed for over 400,000 people locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Enriched educational experiences for over 350,000 children and adults through our DJD School and many Arts in Education programs.
  • Enabled hundreds of kids from low-income families to receive bursaries to participate in a Summer Camp or class at the DJD School since 1997.
  • Provided intensive training through full and partial scholarships for talented young dancers in our Professional Training Program.

People like you make what we do possible. Fundraising makes up 34% of DJD’s operating revenues. On average, tickets sales cover just 40% of the true cost of mounting a Decidedly Jazz production.

Decidedly Jazz Society is a registered charity (#118883545RR0001).

Enriching lives…Thanks to you!

“I am a 56 year old man who has seen it all. I’ve seen Broadway performances, live concerts of the world’s best musicians (The Who, Stones, Pavarati, etc.). Until the night I saw you guys do Wow and Flutter, the highest experience I had even been was B.B. King at the Jubilee in Edmonton….I didn’t know that a mere physical experience could be so exhilarating! … It moved me on so many levels, filled my senses and catalytically shocked my consciousness up a notch.” – Performance attendee

“You couldn’t help but want to try a few steps yourself. I mean, if someone had held out a pair of tap shoes for us as we left the theatre after the premiere of 2010: A Tap Oddity, you got the sense that there probably would have been any number of takers. You could almost reach out and touch the fresh joy and spontaneity the dancers seemed to have tapped into.” – Performance attendee

“Thank you for coming to our school to teach dancing. We really enjoyed dancing! For me, I really enjoyed the 1, 2 Scooby-Doo. My favourite type of music is Hip-Hop! We feel funky now!” – Student, elementary school

“He is mentally challenged and can’t spell his name, yet he can do the Jitterbug Stroll.” – Teacher, Cecil Swanson Elementary

“Welcoming [our kids] to DJD’s show “Pulse” is more than getting them off the street or away from the television. It’s their first experience of losing themselves in a world of rhythm and dance, of sharing the energy of an audience, of seeing that creativity is limitless and valuable. AND – not only was it a great show, but the dancers were so strong and healthy and vibrant, demonstrating the beauty of every body type and not deifying some weird, anorexic shape.” – Spectrum Youth & Family Service Association