Family of Jazz

APRIL 28 – MAY 15, 2022


DJD is thrilled to welcome audiences back into our theatre for this joyful new piece featuring the DJD dancers, live music by the Rubim de Toledo Ensemble as well as new works choreographed by Brandi Coleman, Melanie George, Monique Haley, Lisa LaTouche and Kimberley Cooper. 


Artistic Director’s Message

Kimberley Cooper

I saw my first jazz music concert since March 2020 last weekend.  It was a small, distanced crowd, we all wore masks including the band.  I was surprised by how moving it was, how I was either smiling until my face hurt or choking up throughout the performance.  What it felt like in the space, I was sitting near the drummer and could really feel the percussion.  Watching the musicians communicate with each other with their eyes, they had fully admitted they hadn’t played together in a year and explained there might be more improvising than usual. At any rate it was a wonderful concert.  It reminded me why I do what I do, and love what I love…


Parking at DJD

The DJD Dance Centre parkade offers FREE underground parking Monday to Friday after 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays. The parkade is free to valid ticket holders and students. Please note a code is needed to enter the parkade. (you will receive a code for the parkade 24 hours before the performance you are attending or with your class purchase). You can access the DJD parkade off Centre Street (at the back of the Kahanoff Centre).

Please note:  There is a 6 foot maximum height restriction for our underground parking.

Additional parking

Two large paid-public parking lots are located at the South and East sides of the building. Two-hour meter street parking is available on Center Street SE, between 12 and 13 Avenue SE. Two disabled parking spaces are available on the south side of the building.