What You Can Do
There are a number of ways to support our work – we are lucky to have a vibrant community of people who support DJD. You can become an important part of our vitality and passion by making a personal tax-deductible donation.
The DJD Dance Centre | The brand new DJD Dance Centre provides an intersection where highly trained professional jazz experts, people taking dance classes, other arts groups, and audience members will all share the same space as they experience the joy of jazz dance and music. The dance centre includes 7 dance studios with high ceilings, natural light, sprung floors, spacious change rooms, a parents’ lounge, and access to parking. One of the studios transforms into a 230-seat theatre space for performances by DJD and others. We are 90% of the way to reaching our $26 Million goal, you can either make a general donation for a value of your choosing or for $1000 you can Name a Seat in our new theatre!
Send a Kid to Camp | For $300 you can help to fund a bursary for a child ages 5-17 from a low-income family to attend a summer dance camp or class at our School of Decidedly Jazz. Learn more about children’s bursaries.
Donations under $500 | DJD gratefully welcomes and rewards donations of all sizes. Help us bring dance, new artists and dance education to life!
Jazz Roots Club Donors | DJD donors who contribute $500 or more become members of our Jazz Roots Club. Members have direct relationships with our dancers, enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, and are vital contributors to bringing original jazz works to life and to the lives of others. Learn more about the Jazz Roots Club.
Contribute In Kind – Valuable Items & Professional Services | Are you a retailer or professional seeking to make an impact with what you do? Prizes and auctions are a vital way that DJD fundraises at our events and we welcome donations from flights, to vacation homes, to art through to electronics and jewellery. As a non-profit, we also welcome free expertise from professionals, from lawyers, to HR advisers to PR experts, strategic planners and facilitators.
Tribute, Memorial and Planned Gifts | Become part of DJD’s legacy by making a gift by bequest (remembering DJD in your will), through stocks, securities or insurance policies. Mark a special occasion, sympathize with a loss, honour an important individual, or celebrate a great accomplishment with a gift to DJD.
Artistic Development Fund | Looking to make an artistic mark with your donation? Invest in the creation of vibrant, original jazz performances and talented Canadian artists. DJD is one of a mere handful of full-time, professional jazz dance companies in the world.
Endowment Fund | Guarantee the long-term financial stability of DJD and leave a legacy by making a gift to the Endowment Fund. The interest earned by this fund will allow DJD, its dancers and its students, to further create and expand their artistic repertoire many years into the future.
Volunteer | Volunteer with DJD and help share the love of jazz. We are always looking for volunteers as community ambassadors and for our special events committee. Bring a little jazz into your own life, meet new people, see your name in the program at our shows and help enliven our community!