28 Oct


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In this series we will follow the creative process of DJD company dancer Kaja Irwin for her piece in the upcoming Dancer Choreographed show Velocity. Velocity is on stage at the DJD Dance Centre from November 16-26, 2017. October 10, 2017 This week was exciting because the groove of the music really starts to come into …

28 Apr


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Read Stephan Bonfield’s review of Modern Vaudevillians DJD brings bittersweet vaudeville era to life with sparkle and shine

3 Mar

Images of Dancers to Light up the Night Sky at the DJD Dance Centre

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The DJD Dance Centre is absolutely radiating with movement. A new art installation, called Take the Cake, by internationally renowned artistic team Hadley+Maxwell, is illuminating the top of the new dance centre. This piece of public art is the result of a national competition to animate the lightbox that crowns the new Kahanoff II Tower. …

4 Jan


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PEOPLE OF DJD   There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From administrative staff, company members, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality.   KAJA IRWIN DJD Company Dancer and Dance School Instructor   WHAT IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND? On my nightstand there is a toucan …

29 Dec

Black and White Ball Committee

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THE BLACK & WHITE BALL DJD’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT MARCH 11, 2017 – PALLISER HOTEL WE NEED YOU! We are currently looking for Calgary’s best and brightest to sit on our volunteer event committee. We are looking for both lead and supporting roles on the committee. Join the 2017 Black & White Ball Committee to …

17 Oct

DJD’s Company Dancers: What to Expect at Marathon

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This year, six of Decidedly Jazz’s very own company dancers will be teaching at the annual Dance Class Marathon fundraiser Sunday October 23.  DJD is excited to offer participants an opportunity to learn from these talented artists, alongside other incredible DJD instructors in our new Dance Centre home!  All of DJD’s company dancers have been …

25 Jul


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Join us we celebrate Alberta Culture Days 2016! The seventh annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative …

5 Mar

A Gentleman’s Guide To Prepping For The Black and White Ball

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The Black and White Ball is an event that embraces an eclectic style, well-curated live performances and most importantly, the essence of dance. The event encourages its patrons to slip into a time machine and experience a night set in the famous jazz era of the 1920’s. The 1920’s was the era that set the …

29 Feb

Where are they now? Kathleen Doherty – Professional Traing Program Alumni

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Kathleen Doherty was a student in DJD’s Professional Training Program from 2009-2011. Since returning home to Halifax in 2012, Kathleen has been very active in the local dance community as a dancer, choreographer, improviser, teacher, director and administrator. She is co-founder and Artistic Director of Votive Dance, founded in 2012 to provide more choreographic and …

22 Feb

Where are they now? Madeleine Suddaby – Professional Traing Program Alumni

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Madeleine’s acceptance into the Professional Training Program was a bit of a surprise, as she was actively pursuing a career in musical theatre after graduating university, and auditioned for the program on a whim, but she decided to go for it anyway. It was a welcome experience, as it reignited her love for dance, movement …

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