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A Young Audience Dance Production – created specifically for kindergarten to Grade 6 audiences

The Great Jazz History Mystery has been co-created by DJD Artistic Associate and Resident Choreographer Kimberley Cooper and writer Cory Bowles. Inspired by Looney Tunes, Dr. Seuss and, of course the history of jazz, the show takes the audience around the globe and back and forth through time. There is a wedding, a funeral, a robbery, a graduation, many crazy characters and of course a lot of dancing! Keep your eyes and ears out for “The Clues!

Things are looking pretty flat when the world’s dancers lose all their jazz.  Now, it’s up to the coolest sleuth around, “The Detective,” to search for clues and find the missing jazz. With help from the mysterious and zany guide “The Vibe,” and a few tricks from the dancers, he searches high and low, now and then, here and there and everywhere, around the world and back again…and discovers that jazz dance is a lot closer than we think! Visit for our teacher educational guide


Want to bring the Great Jazz History Mystery to your young audience? Contact Kathi Sundstrom 

Great Jazz History Mystery Northern Ontario Tour January 2016


Kirkland Lake Family Entertainment Series
January 8, 2016 – 6:30PM
Northern College Auditorium,
Kirkland Lake, ON
Sunday Smiles Family Entertainment Series
January 17, 2016 – 2:00PM
Evergreen School, Kenora, ON
Geraldton Children’s Entertainment Series
January 10, 2016 – 1:00PM
Geraldton High School, Geraldton, ON
Kids and Company Family Entertainment Series
January 20, 2016 – 6:30PM
Townshend Theatre, Fort Frances, ON
Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series
for the Performing Arts
January 12, 2016 – 6:30PM
Queen Elizabeth HS, Sioux Lookout, ON
Atikokan Children’s Entertainment Series
January 22, 2016 – 6:30PM
Atikokan High School, Atikokan, ON
Children’s Delight Series
January 14, 2016 – 6:30PM
The Centre, Dryden, ON
Over the Rainbow Children’s Series
January 24, 2016 – 2:00PM
Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre,
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Red Lake Children’s Entertainment Series
January 16, 2016 – 6:30 PM
Red Lake Madsen Public School,
Red Lake, ON


Technical Requirements for a School Performance

Technical Rider for a Theatre Performance

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The show was created to be performed in a school gym. Technical Requirements in that setting: The show is fully self-contained. Access to the performance space is required 1.5 hours pre-show for load in and set up as well as 30 minutes post-show for strike and load out. We perform on the gymnasium floor and require an area of 35′ wide X 30′ deep.

For information on dates, fees and plans for when DJD will tour to your area contact Kathi Sundstrom, Executive Director, phone 403.228.8178

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