The Roots of Jazz – Summer Session
Accessing the foundation of jazz (rhythm & personal expression), classes explore some of the core styles of jazz dance. Swing, African, and Latin styles will be introduced using music from iconic jazz artists. Come learn about The Roots of Jazz and how it is the original influence of some of our favourite dance styles today!
Dancers can attend this class in person or online.
ASL interpretation is available upon request.
This class is for people 18 years old and older.
FACILITATOR: Dinou Marlett-Stuart (joining in-person)
CLASS HOST: Chawna Exner (supporting in person)
LOCATION: DJD Dance Centre, 111 12th Avenue SE OR Online
Thursdays | July 7 – September 1 (9 classes)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MST
FEES: $135.00 for in-person registration
$ 90.00 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**
Meet the Facilitator – Dinou
After dancing in Calgary since she was 4, Dinou travelled 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.