A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR DJD SUPPORTERS!

THANK YOU.

Heartfelt thanks to the many corporations, foundations, and organizations that recognize the importance of the arts and invest in DJD’s ability to enrich lives through jazz dance.

  • SEASON SUPPORTERS
  • DONORS
  • JAZZ ROOTS CLUB
  • IN-KIND SUPPORTERS
  • CONSULTING PROFESSIONALS

SEASON SUPPORTERS

PROGRAM PARTNERS

ARTS IN EDUCATION PARTNERS

EVENT SPONSORS

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION PARTNERS

JAZZ ROOTS CLUB

FOUNDATION SUPPORT

GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

To the best of our knowledge, this list reflects season support received to date. Please contact DJD to advise us of any changes or omissions so we can correct our records.

DONORS

Heartfelt thanks to our supporters listed below for recognizing the importance of the arts. Your gifts directly enrich DJD’s ability to innovate and lead within the jazz art form.
  • Supporter of Send a Kid to Camp
  • Supporter of Dancing Parkinson’s YYC
  • Supporter of Dance Company in Residence at Connaught School
  • Area of Greatest Need

#1 Rythym Club ($10,000+)

The first of many jazz appreciation societies founded in 1933.

  • Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation
  • Calgary Arts Development – Resiliency Fund
  • Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Endowment Fund at the Calgary Foundation
  • Direct Energy
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • The Van Staalduinen Family
  • The Kanovsky Family Foundation
  • J K L MacLachlan Family Fund
  • Don McPherson & Anne Hawthorne McPherson
  • RBC Foundation

Big Easies ($5,000 - $9,999)

“The Big Easy” is the nickname for New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell L L P
  • JF Mitchell Developments Inc.
  • Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
  • Pyke Family Fund at the Calgary Foundation

Blue Notes ($2,500 - $4,999)

The flattened notes fundamental to blues-oriented jazz and the name of a famous record label.

  • Peter, Erin, Olivia and Gabi Johnson

Rug Cutters ($1,000 - $2,499)

The term describing a very good swing dancer, the most popular dance style in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s

  • Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHAS)
  • Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation
  • The Nancy & Bill Hay Family Fund at the Calgary Foundation
  • R: R Miller Management
  • Marshall & Sherie Toner

Big Apples ($500 - $999)

A popular vernacular jazz dance in the 1930s that is danced in a circle. It was so popular in fact that Life Magazine featured the Big Apple in a four-page photo spread and the magazine predicted that 1937 would be remembered as the year of the Big Apple.

  • A.H. Henry Law Corp.
  • Judy & Steele Curry in memory of Catherine Brown
  • Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art at the Calgary
  • Garry Willis Memorial Fund at the Calgary Foundation

Lindy Hoppers ($250 - $499)

The couples who improvise the heart-stopping dance that marked the height of the swing era.

  • Sandra Adams & Len Frantz
  • Anonymous
  • Chella and Zally
  • The Chris Reimer Legacy Fund
  • Tracy Duncan
  • Evans Hunt Group
  • Elaina Greco
  • Kyra Huntingford
  • John Masters & Carol Larsen
  • Shannon Low
  • Kendra Ryan
  • Kathryn Ward

Feet Warmers ($100 - 249)

The affectionate name for the band (or dancers) keeping the dance floor hot

  • Anonymous
  • Nancy Anderson
  • Ms. I. Balutis
  • Mark Bates
  • Barbara R. Beaton
  • Beverly & Gerry Berkhold
  • The Blanco Family
  • Bruce Bowman
  • Janie Brennan
  • Vanessa Chong
  • Bev Clark
  • Jan Damery
  • Kirstin Danielson
  • Catharine Davis
  • Lynn Dittmer
  • Kathleen Eberle
  • Sean English
  • Louise Feroze
  • Sarisa Figueroa De Toledo
  • Cristina Fodor
  • Beverley Fujino
  • Terry Gilbert
  • Christine Gillies
  • Halpern-Solomon Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation
  • Chris Hardwicke
  • Kirk Holloway
  • James Hutchison
  • Heather Imorde
  • Kadri & John Irwin
  • Laura & Ken Kleiner
  • Long Grass Studio
  • Bonnie Laycock
  • Trudie Lee
  • Elaine Lemieux
  • Jonathan & Laura Lytton
  • Sylvia Madder
  • Angelica Manginsay
  • Mah Fam
  • Jack McIvor
  • Sue McMaster
  • Gayle & Gerry McPhee
  • Millennium Geomatics Ltd.
  • Sheila Navrady
  • Marla Orenstein
  • Party.
  • Carolyn Phillips
  • Kristen Powell
  • Doreen Sandercock
  • David Severson
  • Wayne & Martha Stewart
  • Reva Stilwell
  • The Strilchuk Family
  • Karen Sudds
  • Dayna Szyndrowski
  • Gordon Tait
  • Tax Executives Institute Inc. Calgary Chapter
  • Emily Taylor
  • Glenn L. Tibbles
  • Mrs. Vargis
  • Ray & Karen Walker
  • Tim Webb

Matching Gift Companies

  • ATB Financial
  • Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
  • Shaw Communications Inc.
  • TC Energy

To the best of our knowledge, this list reflects season support received to date. Please contact DJD to advise us of any changes or omissions so we can correct our records.

JAZZ ROOTS CLUB

Jazz Roots is an exclusive club for patrons that want to contribute to the spirit of jazz dance and evolve the art form forward. Members have direct relationships with our professional dancers, enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and are vital contributors to bringing original jazz works to life and to the lives of others.
  • Supporter of Send a Kid to Camp
  • Supporter of Dancing Parkinson’s YYC
  • Supporter of Dance Company in Residence at Connaught School
  • Area of Greatest Need

#1 Rythym Club ($10,000+)

The first of many jazz appreciation societies founded in 1933.

  • Horton Family Endowment Fund at Calgary Foundation

  • Scarlett Neill, in honour of David L. Neill
  • Lisa Poole
  • Valerie Seaman
  • C. A. Siebens

Big Easies ($5,000 - $9,999)

“The Big Easy” is the nickname for New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.

  • Jason & Jamie Cormack
  • Nancy Diep
  • Don McPherson & Anne Hawthorne McPherson
  • Fabbrici Foundation for the Arts
  • Jean Simpson
  • Darice Stern

Blue Notes ($2,500 - $4,999)

The flattened notes fundamental to blues-oriented jazz and the name of a famous record label.

  • Pam Corbett
  • Virginia Dobson & Dale Huntingford

Rug Cutters ($1,000 - $2,499)

The term describing a very good swing dancer, the most popular dance style in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s

  • Anonymous
  • Maureen Armitage
  • Susan Bennett & Carl Calantone
  • Grant Burns
  • Kimberley Cooper
  • Rod Cooper
  • David & Beverley Foy
  • Janet Harvie & Britt Simmons
  • Sandra Herd
  • George & Patricia La Borde
  • Barry McKinnon
  • Alan & Geri Moon
  • Rowland Nichol
  • Gail O’ Reilly
  • Jock & Diana Osler
  • Paul & Katie Pearlman
  • Garry & Ruth Ramsden-Wood
  • M.L. Rozsa de Coquet
  • Shane McMullen Legacy Foundation
  • Glenn Sundstrom
  • Kathi Sundstrom
  • Osten-Victor Fund at the Calgary Foundation
  • Susan Tyrrell & Brian Mills
  • Kim Wiggins
  • Jody Wood & Quentin Pittman

Big Apples ($500 - $999)

A popular vernacular jazz dance in the 1930s that is danced in a circle. It was so popular in fact that Life Magazine featured the Big Apple in a four-page photo spread and the magazine predicted that 1937 would be remembered as the year of the Big Apple.

  • Jina Abells Morissette
  • Vicki Adams Willis
  • Claire Auroi
  • Frances Behan
  • Taylor Brown
  • Dr. Ted Busheikin & Catherine Ford
  • Sharma Christie
  • Rob & Nancy Close
  • Cheryl Cohen
  • Mary Catharine Davis
  • Jan A. Wittig Management Consulting
  • Dr. Judith Dwarkin
  • Allen Emes
  • Anne Flynn
  • Angela Gelinas
  • Larissa & Paul Groch
  • Lisa Hutchinson
  • Jan Wittig
  • Bonnie Laycock
  • Laura Lynch
  • Brian Mahoney and Associates
  • Ann Mallory
  • Bill Matheson
  • Ryan McCaffrey
  • Skip McDonald
  • Jack McIvor
  • Carol D. Navickas
  • Betty & John Poulsen
  • The Switzer Foster Family Fund
  • Sharon Rubeling
  • Susan Ruf
  • Susan & Stephen Scullion
  • Jean Simpson
  • Margaret Souleles
  • Ella Stuart
  • Colin Szopa
  • Dawn Tinling – In Honour of Jock Osler
  • Paula Tyler & Peter Kruselnicki
  • Erin Waite
  • Susan & Mark Wittrup

Matching Gift Companies

  • ATB Financial
  • Shaw Communications Inc.
  • TC Energy

To the best of our knowledge, this list reflects donation received from August 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021. Please contact DJD to advise us of any changes or omissions so we can correct our records.

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IN-KIND SUPPORTERS

Countless thanks to the following supporters who contributed items and services in-kind to DJD and to our annual fundraiser The Black & White Ball.

#1 Rythym Club ($10,000+)

The first of many jazz appreciation societies founded in 1933.

  • The Academy powered by Heavens Elevated Fitness
  • CORUS Entertainment
  • ExecSuite
  • Global Calgary
  • MacKay CEO Forums

Big Easies ($5,000 - $9,999)

“The Big Easy” is the nickname for New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.

  • Hotel Arts
  • Passage Studios

Blue Notes ($2,500 - $4,999)

The flattened notes fundamental to blues-oriented jazz and the name of a famous record label.

  • Purple Orchid

Rug Cutters ($1,000 - $2,499)

The term describing a very good swing dancer, the most popular dance style in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s

  • Cookbook Co. Cooks Catering Ltd.
  • Donna & Michael Kanovsky
  • Fork + Farm
  • Orange Frog Productions
  • The Upside

Big Apples ($500 - $999)

A popular vernacular jazz dance in the 1930s that is danced in a circle. It was so popular in fact that Life Magazine featured the Big Apple in a four-page photo spread and the magazine predicted that 1937 would be remembered as the year of the Big Apple.

  • Authentic Wine & Spirits
  • Butter Beauty Parlour Mission
  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
  • Robert Close
  • FALKBuilt Calgary
  • Hello Gorgeous Skin Lab
  • Illuminate Skin Therapies
  • Process Colour Print Ltd.
  • Rubaiyat
  • Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
  • Jan A Wittig
  • David Youn

Lindy Hoppers ($250 - $499)

The couples who improvise the heart-stopping dance that marked the height of the swing era.

  • Alberta Ballet
  • Bennett Jones L L P
  • Delta Hotels
  • Fresh Kitchen
  • Hello Gorgeous Skin Lab
  • Herschel Supply Co.
  • Jerome Hair Salon
  • Mad Science of Southern Alberta
  • Maria Curcic Millinery
  • Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Office of the Mayor, The City of Calgary
  • PHI Medical Aesthetics
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Mairi Serpas & Market Wines
  • Steeling Home
  • Sweet Relief Pastries
  • Mercato
  • The Bamboo Ballroom
  • The Fitness Table Calgary

We would also like to thank the numerous companies and individuals who support us in-kind from $1-$249. To the best of our knowledge, this list reflects donations received from August 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021. Please contact DJD to advise us of any changes or omissions so we can correct our records.

Make an in-kind gift

DJD accepts in-kind gifts from a wide range of businesses and independent professionals. To make an in-kind gift, please contact Heather Close.

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