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in kind supporters

Countless thanks to the following supporters who contributed items and services in kind to DJD and towards our special events  – including the Dance Marathon, Gala and the Black & White Ball.  We encourage you to support those businesses that support us! Should you like to join our community of in kind supporters, please contact Heather Close at 403.228.8181.

#1 Rhythm Club

The first of many jazz appreciation societies founded in 1933

Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
CORUS Entertainment
Global Calgary
Heavens Fitness

Big Easies

“The Big Easy” is the nickname for New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz

Avenue Magazine
Hotel Arts
Orange Frog Productions
Pattison Outdoor Advertising
Topline Printing Inc.
Yoga Passage

Blue Notes

The flattened notes fundamental to blues – oriented jazz & the name of a famous record label

Ackah Business Immigration Law
Purple Orchid

Rug Cutters

The term describing a very good swing dancer, the most popular dance style in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s

The Athlete Factory
Avenue Aesthetics
Cookbook Co. Cooks Catering Ltd.
Albert DeCruyenaere
Hello Gorgeous SKINLAB
Donna & Michael Kanovsky
Bill Matheson
Dave McColl
Plains Midstream Canada
Robert Scott Photographer
Wild Rose Brewery Ltd.

Cake Walkers

The cake walk was a high-strutting competitive dance originated by plantation slaves (the best dancers won a cake!)

Authentic Wine & Spirits
Breakthru Beverage Canada
Jim Brown
Calgary Police Service
ELEMENT Integrated Workplace Solutions
Dave & Sian Fitzpatrick
Glenmore Audi
Grumans Catering and Delicatessen
Jan A. Wittig Management Consulting
Jonni Lavertu
Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Branca & Bruce Pachkowski
Purple Orchid
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Vine Styles

lindy hoppers

The couples who improvise the heart-stopping dance that marked the height of the swing era

Avenue Barbers
Bad Portrait Project
Banff Yoga Festival
Calgary Flames Hockey Club
ÇaVaBien Hair Studio & Day Spa
Deane House
The Fairmont Palliser
The Fitness Table
gravitypope Calgary
Jarvis Hall Fine Frames
Jerome Hair Salon
Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lava Hair
Mad Science of Southern Alberta
Magnum Wine & Spirits Ltd.
Maria Curcic Millinery
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters
Posto Pizzeria & Bar
Nicole Saxton
The Spice Chica
United Library Services
Van Ginkel Art Gallery
Village Brewery
Weddings by Evanescents


The affectionate name for the band (or dancers) keeping the dance floor hot

10 Foot Henry
Adesso Accessories
Alberta Ballet
Alberta Theatre Projects
Arts Commons
Barre Body Studio
Beautiful Calgary Bride
Bondars Fine Furniture
Brulee Patisserie
Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary Opera
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Capture the Flag
The Cheesecake Cafe
The Chocolate Lab
Colliers International
Carine Duguay
Jaime Emond/Sunshine Shimmy
Esmé Beauty and Floral Bar
Fleur De Sel
Glenbow Museum
Hedkandi Salon
Herschel Supply Co.
Inliv – Full Circle Health
J-Sik Movements
Julie Marwood Photography
Bonnie Laycock
The Living Room
Logix Hair Salon
Lola Lash Bar
Angela McIntosh
Mountain View Festival of Song and Chamber Music
Native Tongues Taqueria
One Yellow Rabbit
Rahul Patel
Purposely Soulful
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
Rodan and Fields
Row 17
Shoppers Drug Mart
Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
Steeling Home
Steeped Tea
STEP Energy Services
Studio Revolution
The Sweat Lab
Sweet Relief Pastries
Tavern 1883
Theatre Calgary
Vertigo Theatre
Lorraine Whale
Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Yoga & Beyond
Yoga Mandala
Yoga with Susan

Rhythm Section

The musicians who provide the rhythmic foundation of a jazz ensemble

Anejo Restaurant
Apex Massage Therapy
Blanco Cantina
Calgary Zoo
Canyon Meadows Cinema
Faux Spray Tanning
Last Best Brewing & Distilling
Luna’s Beauty
The Mission Restaurant
Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar
Phoenix Grill

To the best of our knowledge, this list reflects donations received from January 1, 2017 – March 31,2017.  Please contact Heather Close at 403.228.8181 to make your gift or to advise us of any changes or omissions so we may correct our records. Thank you again!