Broadway Jazz: Musical Theatre
In this session, we will explore some jazz-based movement suitable for all participants. Together, we will choose a collection of our favourite musicals. Finally, through storytelling, dance and movement, we will retell these musicals! At the end of the session, there will be a final presentation on March 23rd from 1:30-2:00 PM at the DJD Dance Centre. Get those jazz hands ready!
Dancers can attend this class in person or online.
ASL interpretation available upon request.
This class is for people 18 years old and older.
TAUGHT BY: Dinou Marlett-Stuart and Chawna Exner
ASSISTED BY: NaAC Movement Collaborator
LOCATION: DJD Dance Centre, 111 12th Avenue SE OR Online
Thursdays | January 5 – March 23, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST*
*Participants are welcome to arrive between 12:30 and 1:00PM
FEES: $180 for in-person registration
$120 for online registration
**Please note, dancers and movers attending in-person classes must wear a 3-layer, non-woven mask while in the dance studio. This is subject to change. Health and temperature checks will be conducted each week, and space between dancers will be kept while in the studio. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Brodeur at firstname.lastname@example.org**
About Dinou Marlett-Stuart
After dancing in Calgary since she was 4, Dinou traveled to England to attend Performers Dance College where she completed a three-year degree program and then danced professionally for two years in many lead roles in original productions throughout England. Since returning to Calgary, she had been teaching, as well as producing, choreographing and performing in various projects such as Calgary Cares and Alberta Dance Explosions. She was a guest artist in the DJD school show Live & in Sync (2001) and Kimberley Cooper’s Popular (2001) for One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo. She understudied roles in Perched on the Edge of a Quarter Note and was a full-time company member from 2002-04. Dinou was blessed with a daughter in 2004 and since then, has had a chance to work with Kimberley Cooper as Rehearsal Director for the Bravo!FACT production of “Distemper” and DJD’s in Charcoal and Crimson. She returned to DJD in 2007-2015 and has also danced in a variety of shows including AIR at DSW and the Bravo!FACT video, “Swing Fling Thing” and Variety Pack Cabaret. After leaving DJD, Dinou attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is now a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant. She is looking forward to combining her love of dance and natural foods in this next chapter.
About Chawna Exner
With a background largely in the styles of contemporary, jazz, and hip hop, Chawna has had a life-long passionate relationship with dance! After pursuing professional training in the University of Calgary Dance Program, Chawna crossed paths with the art of Burlesque and has since established herself as a prominent Burlesque artist under the stage name Eva Angel. Burlesque has brought her to grace many stages in Calgary and across Canada, including the Calgary, Vancouver, and Edmonton International Burlesque Festivals, Wild Mountain Music Fest, and Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo. In 2018, Chawna began work with an accessible dance company, Momo Movement (now National accessArts Centre), and has sought to discover ways to bring equity and accessibility into dance and Burlesque ever since.
About Alicia Morrison
Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Alicia began her training in dance at the age of 8, taking classes from various companies, including Momo Movement. She loves that dance allows you to move to different rhythms, use imagination, and show expression. In 2018, Alicia joined Momo’s (now NaAC’s) Performance Ensemble after being discovered in class by Momo’s Artistic Director at the time. Since then, she has had the pleasure of performing in various professional stage productions, including multiple showings of ‘The Mind Palace’. She has also resided as a dance instructor with Momo and the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) since 2019. Her goals for the future include creating her own songs and movies, and returning to the stage soon, a place she has always had a passion for!