9 Jan

BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL – Dancer Feature – Shayne Johnson

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DJD’s upcoming production, Better Get Hit in Your Soul is dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus. The show was originally mounted in 2013 as Kimberley Cooper’s first work as Artistic Director. For company dancer, Shayne Johnson this is also the second time he will be performing the show. A remount …

7 Jan

BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL – Dancer Feature – Catherine Hayward

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DJD’s upcoming production, Better Get Hit in Your Soul is dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus. The show was originally mounted in 2013 as Kimberley Cooper’s first work as Artistic Director. For company dancer, Catherine Hayward this is also the second time she will be performing the show. A remount …

10 Dec

BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL – Why Charles Mingus? by Kimberley Cooper

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BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL Why Charles Mingus? by Kimberley Cooper  Charles Mingus was a brilliant bassist, a prolific composer, and although few people know this, he was a great pianist as well.  There are many important characters in jazz, but it was his life and music that inspired me to create Better Get …

31 Oct

Performances at the DJD Dance Centre

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Upcoming Performance Events TRITONE RHYTHM ENSEMBLE PRESENTS SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET – Sunday, November 4  Music with Mandy and the Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble have teamed up to present a one-of-a-kind performance of the featuring music from Mandy’s debut album, “On the Sunny Side of the Street”.  Tap and jazz are a natural pair, both …

30 Oct

November at the School of DJD

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UPCOMING DANCE SCHOOL EVENTS DANCE TO THE MUSIC WITH MICHELE MOSS – Saturday, November 10 – 2:30-4:30pm Welcome back to DANCE! Join DJD Co-founder Michele Moss as she leads you through groove, musical understanding, rhythm play, footwork and whole-body dancing. From beginning to end, each session will have you tapping your toes, moving your hips, …

14 Jun

PEOPLE OF DJD – KATHLEEN DOHERTY

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PEOPLE OF DJD //  There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. KATHLEEN DOHERTY DJD Professional Training Program Alumni                1. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? I …

7 Jun

PEOPLE OF DJD – KENDRA ARMSTRONG

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. KENDRA ARMSTRONG DJD Scholarship Program Alumni 1. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? I first saw DJD perform while I was living in …

24 May

PEOPLE OF DJD – ROSALYN HARRIS

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. ROSALYN HARRIS Professional Training Program Student  1. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? I came to Decidedly Jazz for the first time when …

17 May

PEOPLE OF DJD – ALISON STONE

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. ALISON STONE Footprints Choreographer and PTP Alumni   1. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? I came to DJD for the first time …

10 May

PEOPLE OF DJD – JAMIE FREEMAN CORMACK

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. JAMIE FREEMAN CORMACK Professional Training Program Director 1. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? When I was a teenager, Hannah, Michele and Sean …

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