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.
  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Supporter of Send a Kid to Camp
  • Supporter of Dancing Parkinson’s YYC
  • Supporter of Dance Company in Residence at Connaught School

#1 Rythym Club ($10,000+)

The first of many jazz appreciation societies founded in 1933.

  • Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation
  • Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Endowment Fund at the Calgary Foundation
  • J K L MacLachlan Family Fund
  • The Kanovsky Family Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • The Van Staalduinen Family

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
  • Fabbrici Foundation for the Arts
  • Holt Renfrew
  • JF Mitchell Developments Inc.
  • Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

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

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

  • Peter Johnson, Erin Thrall & Family

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

  • Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation
  • R: R Miller Management
  • Marshall & Sherie Toner
  • Garry Willis Memorial Fund at the Calgary Foundation

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.

  • Anonymous
  • Judy & Steele Curry
  • Terry Gilbert
  • Arlene H. Henry Law Corp.
  • D. Clark Terriff & Christy Hayne Terriff

Lindy Hoppers ($250 - $499)

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

  • Anonymous
  • Sandra Adams & Len Frantz
  • Lynn Dittmer
  • Tracy Duncan
  • Barbara English

 

  • Bernadette Geronazzo & Cody Slater
  • Evans Hunt Group
  • Kyra Huntingford
  • Gail Niinimaa
  • The Chris Reimer Legacy Fund
  • Christina Siauw
  • Dawn Tinling
  • Paula Tyler
  • Susan & Mark Wittrup

Feet Warmers ($100 - 249)

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

  • Anonymous
  • Reema Achal
  • Ms. I. Balutis
  • Mark Bates
  • The Blanco Family
  • Beverly Berkhold
  • Janie Brennan
  • Grant Burns
  • Vanessa Chong
  • Jan Damery
  • Breanden Daniels
  • Dawn Davidson
  • The Design Team – Library
  • Jane Ebbern
  • Sean English
  • Ms. Louise Feroze
  • Beverley Fujino
  • John Gulak
  • Halpern-Solomon Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation
  • Sue Han
  • Chris Hardwicke
  • Kirk & Darlene Holloway
  • Millennium Geomatics Ltd.
  • James Hutchison
  • Kadri & John Irwin
  • Corine Jansonius
  • Lisa Lackmanec
  • Duve & Pam Lang
  • Trudie Lee
  • Elaine Lemieux
  • Ken Lima-Coelho
  • Long Grass Studio
  • Jonathan & Laura Lytton
  • Mackay CEO Group
  • Janice Mah
  • Angelica Manginsay
  • Craig and Tammy March
  • Heather and Peter Marreck
  • Roxanne McCaig
  • Margot McDermott
  • Lori McLaren
  • Sue McMaster
  • Gayle McPhee
  • Andrew Mosker
  • Sheila Navrady
  • Marla Orenstein
  • Party.
  • Pat Rozitis
  • Doreen Sandercock
  • David Severson
  • Skyler Slywchuk
  • Wayne & Martha Stewart
  • The Strilchuk Family
  • Dayna Szyndrowski
  • Gordon Tait
  • Emily Taylor
  • Tax Executives Institute Inc. Calgary Chapter
  • Billie Tettensor
  • Greg Tompkins
  • Ray & Karen Walker
  • Tim Webb
  • Sherry Wendt

Matching Gift Companies

  • ATB Financial
  • Benevity

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.
  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Supporter of Send a Kid to Camp
  • Supporter of Dancing Parkinson’s YYC
  • Supporter of Dance Company in Residence at Connaught School

#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
  • Glenn Sundstrom

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

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

  • Fabbrici Foundation for the Arts
  • Jason & Jamie Cormack
  • 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.

  • M.L. Rozsa De Coquet
  • Virginia Dobson & Dale Huntingford
  • Osten-Victor Fund at the Calgary Foundation

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
  • Vicki Adams Willis
  • Susan Bennett
  • William Bridge
  • Grant Burns
  • Dr. Ted Busheikin & Catherine Ford
  • Kimberley Cooper
  • Rod Cooper
  • Pam Corbett
  • Beverley & David Foy
  • Sue Han
  • Janet Harvie & Britt Simmons
  • The Calgary Foundation – Nancy & Bill Hay Family Fund
  • Sandra Herd
  • Barry McKinnon
  • Alan & Geri Moon
  • Rowland Nichol
  • Gail O’Reilly
  • Paul & Katie Pearlman
  • Garry & Ruth Ramsden-Wood
  • Susan & Stephen Scullion
  • Nicole Shokoples
  • Janet Harvie & Britt Simmons
  • Kathi Sundstrom
  • Chidinma Thompson
  • 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
  • Claire Auroi
  • Frances Behan
  • Taylor Brown
  • Will Burton
  • Chella & JZ
  • Nancy & Rob Close
  • Cheryl Cohen
  • Dr. Judith Dwarkin
  • Anne Flynn
  • Larissa & Paul Groch
  • Bonnie Laycock
  • Laura Lynch
  • Brian P. Mahoney
  • Ann Mallory
  • Bill Matheson
  • Ryan McCaffrey
  • Jack McIvor
  • Carol D. Navickas in honour of Edmund A. Navickas
  • Diana Osler
  • Betty & John Poulsen
  • Sharon Rubeling
  • Susan Ruf
  • Clint & Lynn Shokoples
  • Margaret Souleles
  • Ella Stuart
  • The Switzer Foster Family Fund
  • Colin Szopa
  • Dawn Tinling
  • Paula Tyler
  • Meghan Vallance-Morin
  • Jan Wittig
  • Erin Waite

Matching Gift Companies

  • ATB Financial
  • Shaw Communications Inc.

To the best of our knowledge, this list reflects donation received from December 1, 2020 – March 22, 2022. 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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