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Optic Verve promotional photo, DJD
Calgary, Alberta, 1997
M-8363-127

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Minutes. - 1984-1999
Series 2Productions and Events. - 1984- 1999 and n.d.
Series 3Dance School. - 1985-1999 and n.d.
Series 4Promotional Records. - 1984-1999 and n.d.
Series 5News clippings. - 1974-1999 and n.d.
Series 6Alice Murdoch Adams. - 1990
Series 7Posters. - [ca. 1984- 1999]
Series 8 Unprocessed records. - [ca. 2000-2011]

Inventory

Series 1

Minutes. - 1984- 1999. - Consists of minutes of the board and various committee. Includes budgets, financial statements, and other administrative records.

M-8363-1Minutes. - 1984-1985
M-8363-2Minutes. - 1986
M-8363-3Minutes, part I. - 1987
M-8363-4Minutes, part II. - 1987
M-8363-5Minutes, part I. - 1988
M-8363-6Minutes, part II. - 1988
M-8363-7Minutes, part I. - 1989
M-8363-8Minutes, part II. - 1989
M-8473-1Profile, business plans, fund raising and budgets. - 1989- 1991
M-8363-9Minutes, part I. - 1990
M-8363-10Minutes, part II. - 1990
M-8363-11Minutes, part I. - 1991
M-8363-12Minutes, part II. - 1991
M-8363-13Minutes, part I. - 1992
M-8363-14Minutes, part II. - 1992
M-8363-15Minutes, board meetings. - 1993
M-8363-16Minutes, executive meetings. - 1993
M-8363-17Minutes, board meetings. - 1994
M-8363-18Minutes, executive meetings. - 1994
M-8473-2Minutes, annual general and board meetings. - 1995
M-8473-3Minutes, executive meetings. - 1995
M-8473-4Minutes, annual general and board meetings. - 1996
M-8473-5Minutes, executive meetings. - 1996
M-8473-6Minutes, annual general and board meetings. - 1997
M-8473-7Minutes, executive meetings. - 1997
M-8473-8Minutes, annual general and board meetings. - 1998
M-8473-9Minutes, executive meetings. - 1998
M-8473-10Minutes, annual general and board meetings. - 1999
M-8473-11Minutes, executive meetings. - 1999

Series 2

Productions and Events. - n.d. and 1984-1999. - Consists of programs, broadsides, reviews, etc., for DJD's dance productions and fundraising events.

  Production (date unknown)
M-8473-12Chester Mystery Cycle- St. Francis High School. - n.d.
  1984 productions and events
M-8363-19Showcase '84. - May 10-13, 1984
M-8363-20Stampede Primer. - July 5, 1984
M-8363-21Lunchbox Theatre (Riffin' It). - July 11, 1984
M-8363-22Body and Sole. - September 7-22, 1984
M-8363-23Hard Hat Party. - September 1984
M-8363-24Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 19, 1984
  1985 productions and events
M-8363-25Calgary Dance Celebration. - March 13, 1985
M-8363-26Alberta Showcase. - May 9-12, 1985
M-8363-27Stampede '85 display. - July 1985
M-8363-28The Banke Benefit. - July 22, 1985
M-8363-29Jazz Six. - July 27, 1985
M-8363-30The Fringe (It's About Time). - August 21-23, 1985
M-8363-31It's About Time. - September 20-29, 1985
M-8363-32Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 11, 1985
M-8363-33Grant MacEwan Community College. - November 24, 1985
M-8363-34AIDS Calgary benefit. - December 1985 (?)
  1986 productions and events
M-8363-35DANCExtravaganza '86. - February 28 - March 1, 1986
M-8363-36Alberta College of Art. - April 5, 1986M-8363-
M-8363-37Alberta Showcase. - May 8-11, 1986
M-8363-38School shows. - May 1986
M-8363-39Lunchbox Theatre benefit. - June 11, 1986
M-8363-40Saskatchewan Showcase. - June 13-15, 1986
M-8363-41The Calgary Jazz Festival. - July 24-27, 1986
M-8363-42Expo '86. - August 6-11, 1986
M-8363-43Dance in Canada Association "Dance on Track". - August 12-15, 1986
M-8363-44The Fringe (Rockin' in Rhythm). - August 19-24, 1986
M-8363-45Network Art Circus benefit. - September 6, 1986
M-8363-46Rockin' in Rhythm. - September 25-28, 1986
M-8363-47Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 10, 1986
M-8363-48Cross Currents. - November 15, 1986
M-8363-49Touring. - 1986
  1987 productions and events
M-8363-50Harry's Club. - February 12, 1987
M-8363-51Glenbow Museum Post-Impressionism Show. - February 22, 1987
M-8363-52DANCExtravaganza '87. - March 13-15, 1987
M-8363-53Jazz Scatz. - March 27, 1987
M-8363-54Calgary International Children's Festival. - June2, 1987
M-8363-55The Calgary Jazz Festival. - June 20-29, 1987
M-8363-56Dance Canada Festival. - July 5-7, 1987
M-8363-57Peripheral Visions. - October 1-3, 1987
M-8363-58Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 17, 1987
M-8363-59Sub Moves. - October 23-24, 1987
M-8363-60AIDS Calgary benefit. - December 7, 1987
M-8363-61School shows. - 1987
M-8363-62Local performances. - 1987
M-8363-63Touring. - 1987
  1988 productions and events
M-8363-64Olympic Arts Festival. - January 23-February 28, 1988
M-8363-65Calgary Winter Festival. - February 6-13, 1988
M-8363-66Mardi Gras. - February 24, 1988
M-8363-67School shows. - March 1988
M-8363-68DANCExtravaganza. - April 1988
M-8363-69Calgary International Children's Festival (It's About Time). - May 31, 1988
M-8363-70The Calgary Jazz Festival (Dancers and Other Musical Instruments). - June 22-26, 1988
M-8363-71Canada Dance Festival. - June 28, 1988
M-8363-72Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 22, 1988
M-8363-73Fifth Anniversary performance. - November 15-19, 1988
M-8363-74Edmonton First Night Festival. - December 31, 1988
M-8363-75Local performances. - 1988
M-8363-76Touring. - 1988
  1989 productions and events
M-8363-77School shows. - February 1989
M-8363-78Black N' White All Over Again!. - February 11, 1989
M-8363-79Preservation Hall Jazz Band. - February 26, 1989
M-8363-80Cheesecake Challenge. - June 4, 1989
M-8363-81Calgary International Children's Festival. - June 3, 1989
M-8363-82On Edje. - June 24, 1989
M-8363-83Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - September 30, 1989
M-8363-84Fast Forward. - November 8-12, 1989
M-8363-85Local performances. - 1989
  1990 productions and events
M-8363-86Mardi Gras. - February 9, 1990
M-8363-87Fast Forward (touring). - February 1990
M-8363-88Rockin' in Rhythm (Alberta Opera Touring Association). - February 28, 1990
M-8363-89University of Lethbridge. - April 21, 1990
M-8363-90The Big Speak-Easy. - June 2, 1990
M-8363-91Summer Songs. - June 20-24, 1990
M-8363-92Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 13, 1990
M-8363-93Time Pieces. - November 13-18, 1990
M-8363-94School programs (letters from children). - 1990
  1991 productions and events
M-8363-95Mardi Gras. - February 9, 1991
M-8363-96Rockin' in Rhythm. - February 28, 1991, April 2-7, 1991
M-8363-97The Big Speak-Easy. - June 1, 1991
M-8363-98Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 4, 1991
M-8363-99Jazzmanian Crossroads (St. Albert). - November 19, 1991
M-8363-100Jazzmanian Crossroads (Calgary). - November 25- 30, 1991
M-8363-101'Round Midnight. - December 31, 1991
  1992 productions and events
M-8363-102Mardi Gras. - February 29, 1992
M-8363-103No Small Feets. - June 18-27, 1992
M-8363-104Canada Day. - July 1, 1992
M-8363-105Mount Royal College. - October 3-4, 1992
M-8363-106Jazzmanian Crossroads (tour). - October 1992 (?)
M-8363-107Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - October 24, 1992
  1993 productions and events
M-8363-108Mardi Gras. - February 20, 1993
M-8363-109APEGGA Summit Awards. - April 15, 1993
M-8363-110Calgary International Children's Festival. - May 24- 29, 1993
M-8363-111No Small Ft2 (building benefit). - June 9, 1993
M-8363-112No Small Feets. - June 10-27, 1993
M-8363-113Unplugged. - October 19-23, 1993
M-8363-114Black and White Big Band Benefit Ball. - November 20, 1993
  1994 productions and events
M-8363-115Two Way Stretch. - January 26-February 6, 1994
M-8473-13Rhythm Addiction. - June 8-25, 1994
M-8473-14Jazz Dance World Congress, Chicago/Evanston, USA. - August 19-24, 1994
M-8473-15Live and in Sync!. - Fall 1994
M-8473-16Black and White Benefit Ball. - October 22, 1994
M-8473-17Locker-Slammin', Naval-Gazin' and Random Leaps of Faith tour. - 1994/1995 season
  1995 productions and events
M-8473-18Winter Weekend Workshop. - February 4-5, 1995
M-8473-19ATP Performance. - June 1995
M-8473-20Stolen Moments. - June 7-30, 1995
M-8473-21Jazz Dance World Congress, Nagoya, Japan. - August 17-20 1995
M-8473-22Our Curtain is Open. Take a Free Peek. Calgary Centre for Performing Arts 10 year Celebration. - September 16, 1995
M-8473-23Black and White Benefit Ball. - November 4, 1995
  1996 productions and events
M-8473-24Winter Weekend Workshop. - January 26-28, 1996
M-8473-25Stompin' at the Uptown. - February 1996
M-8473-26Feet First. - March 7-17 and March 20-21, 1996
M-8473-27Black and White Big Band Benefit. - November 9, 1996
M-8473-28Life Inside the Music. - November 12-17, 1996
  1997 productions and events
M-8473-29Winter Weekend Workshop. - January 24-26, 1997
M-8473-30On Soul Street. - April 1, 1997
M-8473-31Rhythm Addiction. - June 4-14, 1997
M-8473-32Black and White Big Band Benefit. - October 4, 1997
M-8473-33Optic Verve. - October 21, 1997
  1998 productions and events
M-8473-34Winter Weekend Workshop. - January 23-25, 1998
M-8473-35Classic Jam. - June 2-14 and June 30, 1998
M-8473-36Troika Tramps. - September 14, 1998
M-8473-37Black and White Big Band Benefit. - November 7, 1998
M-8473-38Global Vibe. - November 29, 1998
  1999 productions and events
M-8473-39Winter Weekend Workshop. - January 23-24, 1999
M-8473-40Soul Jugglers. - June 8-20, 1999

Series 3

Dance School. - 1985-1999 and n.d. - Consists of schedules of dance classes, space rental records, brochures and applications, and special events records.

M-8473-41DJD logo contest. - February 1985. - Also see file M-8363-os6 (posters).
M-8363-116Dancers' Studiowest (space rentals). - 1985- 1986
M-8363-117Wildflower Arts Centre (co-sponsorship of dance classes). - 1986-1987
M-8363-118Dance school schedules. - 1986-1993
M-8473- 42Dance school schedules. - 1994-1999
M-8363-119Jazz Immersion classes brochures and applications. - 1989, 1990, 1992
M-8363-120Dance Class Marathon. - September 11-12, 1993
M-8473-43Dance Class Marathon. - September 16-18, 1994
M-8473-44Dance Class Marathon. - September 22-24, 1995
M-8473-45Dance Class Marathon. - September 20-22, 1996
M-8473-46Dance Class Marathon. - September 21, 1997
M-8363-121African percussion classes. - September-October 1993
M-8363-122Dance school miscellaneous. - 1985-1993
M-8473-47Dance school miscellaneous. - 1994-1996 and n.d.
M-8473-48DJD workshops. - 1994-1998 and n.d.
M-8473-49DJD sponsored events and performances for charities and other organizations. - 1994-1998

Series 4

Promotional Records. - 1984-1999 and n.d. - Consists of season schedules, press releases and press kits, newsletters, promotional literature and photographs, fundraising literature, and resumes of founding members of DJD.

M-8363-123Schedules of events. - 1985/86-1991/92
M-8363-124Press releases and press kits. - 1984-1993
M-8473-50Circulars to members. - 1989-1990, 1996-1997 and n.d.
M-8363-125Newsletters. - 1984-1991 and 1993-1994
M-8473-51Newsletters. - 1995-1999
M-8363-126Miscellaneous promotional literature and stationary. - [ca. 1986-1991]
M-8473-52Miscellaneous promotional literature and advertising. - 1994-1998 and n.d.
M-8363-127Promotional photographs. - nd
M-8363-128Vicki Adams Willis photographs. - [ca. spring 1987]
M-8363-129Fundraising literature and other campaigns. - 1985, 1987/88, 1990/91, 1993
M-8363-130Resumes of Vicki Adams Willis, Michele Moss, Hannah Stilwell, and other founding members of DJD. - 1984
M-8363-131DJD Christmas card. - December 1990

Series 5

News clippings. - n.d. and 1974-1999. - Consists of news clippings about Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and the company's performances and members. Includes some news clippings about members' activities prior to the formation of DJD.

M-8473-53News clippings. - n.d.
M-8363-132News clippings. - 1974-1984
M-8363-133News clippings. - 1984
M-8363-134News clippings. - 1985
M-8363-135News clippings. - 1986
M-8363-136News clippings. - 1987
M-8363-137News clippings. - 1988
M-8363-138News clippings. - 1989
M-8363-139News clippings. - 1990
M-8363-140News clippings. - 1991
M-8363-141News clippings. - 1992
M-8363-142News clippings. - 1993
M-8363-143News clippings. - 1994
M-8473-54News clippings. - 1995-1996
M-8473-55News clippings. - 1997-1998
M-8473-56News clippings. - 1999

Series 6

Alice Murdoch Adams. - 1990. - 0.5 cm of textual records. - Alice Murdoch Adams, 1908- , is the mother of Vicki Adams Willis. She was a dancer and dance teacher who was very influential in the Calgary dance community from 1927 to 1949. She was the first recipient of the Alberta Dance Award, presented by the Alberta Dance Alliance in recognition of her contributions to the development of dance in the province. - Consists of news clippings, articles, and a program for the Dance in Canada awards.

M-8363-144Alice Murdoch Adams. - 1990

Series 7

Posters. - [ca. 1984-1994]. - 29 items. - Consists of posters advertising Decidedly Jazz Danceworks performances and special events.

M-8363-os1Decidedly Jazz Danceworks general poster. - nd
M-8363-os2Decidedly Jazz Danceworks general poster. - nd
M-8363-os3Decidedly Jazz Danceworks general poster. - n.d.
M-8363-os4Body and Sole.- 1984. - (3 copies)
M-8363-os5Black and White Benefit Ball. - 1984
M-8363-os6Entry for logo contest. - 1985. - (2 pages)
M-8363-os7The Calgary Jazz Festival. - 1985
M-8363-os8It's About Time. - 1985. - (3 copies)
M-8363-os9DANCExtravaganza '86. - 1986
M-8363-os10Network Art Circus. - 1986
M-8363-os11Rockin' in Rhythm. - 1986. - (2 copies)
M-8363-os12DANCExtravaganza '87. - 1987
M-8363-os13Nightlife : Edmonton's Entertainment Guide. - 1987
M-8363-os14Nightlife : Edmonton's Entertainment Guide. - 1988
M-8363-os15Black and White Benefit Ball. - 1988. - (2 pages)
M-8363-os16Black N' White All Over Again. - 1989
M-8363-os17The Calgary Jazz Festival. - 1989
M-8363-os18On Edje. - 1989. - (2 copies)
M-8363-os19Fast Forward. - 1989
M-8363-os20Cover of Sunday- Calgary Herald Magazine. - 1990
M-8363-os21'Round Midnight. - 1991
M-8363-os22The Big Speak-Easy. - 1991. - (2 copies)
M-8363-os23Jazzmanian Crossroads. - 1991
M-8363-os24Mount Royal College. - 1992. - (2 copies)
M-8363-os25Mardi Gras. - 1993. - (2 copies)
M-8363-os26Unplugged. - 1993
M-8363-os27DJD building plans. - 1993. - (10 pages)
M-8363-os28Black and White Benefit Ball. - 1993
M-8363-os29Locker-Slammin', Naval-Gazin' and Random Leaps of Faith. - 1999. - (2 copies)
M-8363-os30Rhythm Addiction. - 1994
M-8363-os31Stolen Moments. - 1995. - (4 copies)
M-8363-os32Calgary Herald Stolen Moments. - 1995
M-8363-os33Western Living Stolen Moments. - 1995
M-8363-os34Jazz Dance World Congress, Nagoya, Japan. - 1995
M-8363-os35Calgary Centre for Performing Arts 10 year Celebration. - 1995
M-8363-os36Life inside the Music. - 1996
M-8363-os37Feet First. - 1996. - (2 copies)
M-8363-os38On Soul Street. - 1997
M-8363-os39Rhythm Addiction. - 1997
M-8363-os40A Salute to Excellence- Rhythm Addiction. - 1997
M-8363-os41 Soul Jugglers. - 1999
Series 8 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 2000-2011]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-9351 Unprocessed records - Minutes, posters, brochures, etc. - [ca. 2000-2007]. - 50 cm of textual records [accession 2009.007]
M-9512 Unprocessed records - Programs, manuals, course outlines re dance events and training. --[ca. 2008-2011]. -- 50 cm of textual recors [accession 2011.092]
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