24 Jun

Summer Camp Protocols & Policies

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Created: June 22, 2020 Updated: This document will be updated as needed to be compliant with any AHS guideline updates. OVERVIEW This document has been created in conjunction with the guidelines as provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the COVID-19 Phase 1 Relaunch Strategy. VIEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENT STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Families are expected to familiarize …

24 Jun

DJD DANCE CENTRE RELAUNCH PROTOCOLS & POLICIES

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Created: June 22, 2020 Updated: This document will be updated as needed to be compliant with any AHS guideline updates. OVERVIEW This document has been created in conjunction with the guidelines as provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the COVID-19 Phase 2 Relaunch Strategy. VIEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENT STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Students are expected to familiarize …

29 Apr

International Dance Day Message 2020

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My Fellow Dancers, don’t forget what we have in us how it feels to get down and to soar to laugh and cry with our bodies and how we can physically speak in ways even poetry can’t don’t forget touch and what it feels like to sync with other bodies harmonize breath to take up …

27 Apr

Cooking with DJD

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Coming together and sharing a meal is the one of most communal and binding things in almost every place around the world and our DJD community is no different. Many of our greatest memories surround breaking break together, from our famous potluck lunches to late night snacks after the Black & White Ball to post show nibbles on …

23 Apr

It should be Opening Night… (Beautiful Noise)

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It should be opening night. Adrenaline and excitement filled, chilled champagne, a great opening night outfit. Anticipation of a theatre filled with your beautiful faces waiting to see the premiere of the endless hours of work we have put our hearts, minds and bodies into… I’ve felt a lot of things in the past few …

27 Mar

Happy 36th Birthday DJD!

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Please enjoy a poignant birthday message from our Artistic Director, Kimberley Cooper. Happy 36th Birthday DJD! Forgive me for being extra sentimental today. Sometime shortly after we moved in to the DJD Dance Centre, someone asked me to write something for something, I can’t remember what… I imagined I was the building and wrote this …

11 Mar

PEOPLE OF DJD – BLACK & WHITE BALL PERFORMERS – PENGUINS ON BROADWAY

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We had the chance to ask Brad McIntosh, creator and lead singer for the Penguins on Broadway, about some of his favourite things about performing at the Black & White Ball over the years. A Note from Brad:  “I have attached a pic that I love entitled the ‘The Quiet before the Storm’. There is …

9 Mar

PEOPLE OF DJD – BLACK AND WHITE BALL PERFORMER – THE CARIFEST DANCERS

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DJD’s annual Black and White Ball is a fundraising event unlike no other. The community initiative primarily fundraising for the Children’s Bursary Fund, offers a night of indulgence, opulence and entertainment. Weaved throughout the Fairmont Palliser, are pop up performances from the lobby to the Crystal Ballroom. The Decidedly Jazz Company Dancers, living statues, musicians …

6 Mar

BLACK & WHITE BALL 2020 STYLE GUIDE: 1920’S ICONS

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The Roaring 20’s were full of glamorous and unique make up looks and we think this year’s Black & White Ball is the perfect occasion to revive and have some fun paying tribute to some of the 1920s leading ladies. Below you can find three of the most famous style icons from the 1920s and …

3 Mar

PEOPLE OF DJD – BLACK & WHITE BALL PHOTOGRAPHER – MICHAEL GRONDIN

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One of the best things about getting ready for The Black and White Ball is reminiscing over the great times had in the past. Capturing the essence of the evening once again, we have Michael Grondin, freelance photographer of music, fashion, nightlife and culture in the city of Calgary. Q: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BLACK …

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