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Jan 2019
  • Jan16
    TALK BACK PERFORMANCES
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    LOCATION
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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
    PERFORMANCE AT 8:00 PM // TALK BACK TO FOLLOW

    Interested in learning more about the production you just saw? Join us after the Wednesday, January 16 & Wednesday, May 8 performances  for an informal and informative chat with the production’s creators, dancers and musicians. Included in your ticket price.

    TICKETS: $37-49 (plus services charges)

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  • Jan18
    HEPCATS CLUB
    Hepcat: A person who knows about the newest things in music, fashion, etc. A hip person
    TIME
    LOCATION DJD Dance Centre
    EVENT DETAILS

    The Hepcats Club is DJD’s group for those under 35 that have a passion for jazz dance and the arts and want to connect with other like-minded people. Hepcats members receive discounts for performances and events as well as extra benefits!

    HEPCATS BENEFITS:

    • $35 tickets for our special Hepcats Nights which include a pre and post show talk and one drink ticket*

    HEPCATS NIGHTS

    BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL    January 18, 2019

    DOUBLE BILL    May 3, 2019

    • Discounts on Black & White Ball tickets*

    Promo codes and ticket links will be emailed to each member before the events.

    *Valid ID is required when picking up tickets.
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  • Jan23
    2019/2020 Auditions
    TIME
    LOCATION National Audition
    EVENT DETAILS

    DJD is a professional jazz dance company that is dedicated to creating original world-class jazz performances, and to offering world-class training opportunities for jazz dance artists. National auditions, for both our dance company and our professional training program, take place annually.

    2019/2020 AUDITION SCHEDULE

    Halifax – January 23
    Maritime Conservatory
    6199 Chebucto Rd
    9:30-11:30AM

    Toronto – January 24
    Metro Movement
    833 Broadview Ave, Toronto ON
    2:30-5:00PM

    Vancouver – February 2
    The Scotiabank Dance Centre
    677 Davie St.
    10:00AM-12:00PM

    Victoria – February 17
    Amethyst Dance and Fitness
    733 Johnson St
    2:30-3:30PM

    Calgary – March 9
    DJD Dance Centre – Studio 5
    111 12 ave SE
    4:00-6:00PM

    Please email jbaker@decidedlyjazz.com to register your intent to audition.
    Bring resume, headshot and jazz shoes (or similar).

     

    DANCE COMPANY

    DJD employs 8-12 professional dancers annually on a 33-42 week contract. Contracts include health benefits, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and health club/yoga studio memberships. Dancers interested in auditioning for Company positions must be at least 20 years of age, have a passion for jazz dance, and jazz music, plus strong technique and great personal groove.

    For the 2019/20 season, DJD will be auditioning for both male and female dancers. Full and partial season contracts will be considered.

    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM.

    The Professional Training Program (PTP) at DJD offers 10-15 advanced level dancers an eight-month intensive training experience. The program runs Monday to Friday from September to May, offering three hours of training each day. Dancers auditioning for the Professional Training Program must be at least 18 years of age, and interested in furthering their knowledge of jazz dance and the work of DJD. 

    Beginning the 2019/20 season DJD will expand our Professional Training Program to include a limited number of paid training/understudy positions with the DJD Company. Applicants must be available Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM. 

    DJD is dedicated to the development of future jazz artists. PTP applicants must be willing to relocate to Calgary to train under the direction of DJD Alumnus and PTP Director, Jamie Freeman Cormack along with other DJD and Calgary Dance Community Faculty. 

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  • Jan24
    BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR
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    DJD AND ONE YELLOW RABBIT CO-PRESENT:

    BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR
    AS PART OF THE HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO

    BY JACOB BOEHME ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY

    JANUARY 24 – 26, 2019
    DJD DANCE CENTRE

    We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us. A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities. This is a performance not to be missed.

    Tickets – $40 (plus services charges)
    USE PROMO CODE DJD15 TO SAVE 15% ON TICKETS

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  • Jan30
    Let's Talk Hope - Bell Let's Talk Day Mental Health Conference
    TIME 9-3pm
    LOCATION DJD Dance Centre
    EVENT DETAILS
    A creative incubator conference to re-imagine mental health solutions between industry professionals and the public.

    About this Event

    You will never forget this mental health conference. It’s interactive, engaging and even surprising!

    Wednesday, January 30
    9-3pm

     

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Mar 2019
  • Mar16
    The Black and White Ball
    TIME
    LOCATION Fairmont Palliser
    EVENT DETAILS

    Come party with us at our annual fundraiser!

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR DJD’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PARTY – THE BLACK & WHITE BALL AN EVENING WHERE YOU TAKE OVER THE DANCE FLOOR AND PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY TO THE SOUNDS OF PENGUINS ON BROADWAY AND A DJ.

    PALLISER PREFERRED RATE

    THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AT THE FAIRMONT PALLISER HOTEL, BLACK & WHITE BALL PATRONS GET A SPECIAL RATE. 2019 RATE DETAILS COMING SOON…

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Apr 2019
  • Apr25
    Double Bill – Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD Company
    TIME APRIL 25 – MAY 12, 2019
    LOCATION The DJD Dance Centre
    EVENT DETAILS

    Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD, both featuring live music

    MAGNETIKAE
    An Arctic flamenco tale by La Otra Orilla

    In this new offering, the iconoclastic duo assembles a visual environment, sound references and elegant, passionate colours, continuing a journey they began 10 years ago. A flamenco story

    on an ice floe—the senses collide in an original and poetic piece.

    CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY
    MYRIAM ALLARD AND HEDI GRAJA

    MUSIC BY GAËL LANE-LÉPINE, MIGUEL MEDINA,
    VIVALDI AND SCARLATTI

     

    LOVESTRUCK

    A fiery love tale by DJD

    DJD presents a new piece, hot to the cool of Magnetikae. Lovestruck follows Cupid’s arrow through a path of myth, love, fantasy, and desire, featuring live music by  the Rubim de Toledo Ensemble.

    CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLEY COOPER

     

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May 2019
  • May12
    MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
    TIME 12:00PM
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    SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 // BRUNCH AT 12:00 PM // PERFORMANCE AT 2:00 PM

    Act fast! A limited number of reservations are available for our special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12, 2019. An additional $60 added on to your ticket price gets you a delicious array of fresh pressed juices, pastries, salads, french toast, double smoked bacon, Spolumbos sausage, eggs benny, fresh seasonal fruit and berries, prepared and served by Hotel Arts in our very own Community Living Room.

    Tickets – $35-47 plus $60/per person for brunch
    (plus services charges)

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