2018 kids CHARITY
DJD Decidedly Jazz danceworks
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) Dance Company in Residence - Connaught School is a diverse learning environment represented by 54 different countries, and 44 different spoken languages within the school. This Centre exposes children to opportunities to learn English as a second language. However, many challenges and frustrations are accompanied with learning a new language. To resolve these issues DJD, a registered charity, has implemented an available program for students aged 9-12 years old, in an attempt to provide relief to children coming from war zones, or to those who lack academic or social skills. DJD has continuously offered students the ability to express themselves through the universal language of dance for 19 years. The introduction of this new communication method has fostered an environment of inclusion, as well as enhanced emotional wellbeing and developing self-esteem.