Missing Newport Jazz Festival this year? Listen to past festivals here!

Please follow and like us:The Newport Jazz Festival is the grandaddy of all jazz festivals being one of the oldest and longest running music festivals in America. Due to the pandemic, the festival won’t be taking place this year and jazz fans aro…

Please follow and like us:The Newport Jazz Festival is the grandaddy of all jazz festivals being one of the oldest and longest running music festivals in America. Due to the pandemic, the festival won’t be taking place this year and jazz fans around the globe are heartbroken. Do you know[...]

New Yoko Miwa Trio CD coming soon!

Please follow and like us:Our dates in the recording studio were originally scheduled for April. Due to the pandemic with cases surging and closure of non-essential businesses in Boston at that time the session was rescheduled to May, then June, finall…

Please follow and like us:Our dates in the recording studio were originally scheduled for April. Due to the pandemic with cases surging and closure of non-essential businesses in Boston at that time the session was rescheduled to May, then June, finally the July dates happened and I’m happy to report[...]

Vote For Yoko Miwa In the Downbeat Readers Poll!

Please follow and like us: Calling all Yoko Miwa fans! It’s time to vote for Yoko in the 85th Annual Downbeat Readers Poll! To vote, you need to either subscribe to the magazine, or to the free newsletter. You can do either or both here. Please n…

Please follow and like us: Calling all Yoko Miwa fans! It’s time to vote for Yoko in the 85th Annual Downbeat Readers Poll! To vote, you need to either subscribe to the magazine, or to the free newsletter. You can do either or both here. Please note that you will[...]

Yoko to be featured on WBGO!

Please follow and like us:Tune in to Afternoon Jazz to catch Unsung, a feature of artists deserving wider recognition hand-picked by WBGO’s Keanna Faircloth. Next week on Wednesday 7/15 and Friday 7/17, Yoko Miwa will be one of the featured &#822…

Please follow and like us:Tune in to Afternoon Jazz to catch Unsung, a feature of artists deserving wider recognition hand-picked by WBGO’s Keanna Faircloth. Next week on Wednesday 7/15 and Friday 7/17, Yoko Miwa will be one of the featured “Unsung” artists 5:30-6:00 PM ET both days. Anywhere in the[...]

Goodbye Les Zygomates

Please follow and like us:A note from Yoko: As a performer, when you play a gig somewhere you hope it leads to a return engagement but you can never be sure if it will. In the case of Les Zygomates we aren’t even sure how long we played there but[…]

Please follow and like us:A note from Yoko: As a performer, when you play a gig somewhere you hope it leads to a return engagement but you can never be sure if it will. In the case of Les Zygomates we aren’t even sure how long we played there but[...]

Summer Camp Protocols & Policies

Created: June 22, 2020 Updated: This document will be updated as needed to be compliant with any AHS guideline updates. OVERVIEW This document has been created in conjunction with the guidelines as provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the COVID-19 Phase 1 Relaunch Strategy. VIEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENT STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Families are expected to familiarize …

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Created: June 22, 2020
Updated: This document will be updated as needed to be compliant with any AHS guideline updates.

OVERVIEW

This document has been created in conjunction with the guidelines as provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the COVID-19 Phase 1 Relaunch Strategy. VIEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Families are expected to familiarize themselves with all published protocols and policies prior to entering the facility
  • Parents & guardians will be asked to check the temperature of their children daily before coming to camp. If your child’s temperature is 38 or above please do not have them attend camp and advise DJD immediately of this condition.
  • Parents & guardians will be asked to complete the COVID19 self-screening tool behalf of their child prior to entrance into the studio and commencement of any activity. Any student that is exhibiting any symptoms cannot enter the facility or participate. VIEW SCREENING TOOL 
  • Students who become symptomatic during an activity are required to be isolated from others and their parent/guardian will be notified immediately to come and pick their child up.
  • Students must have their space reserved in class no later than 7 days before the class start date. Space can be reserved online or over the phone. Walk up reservations will not be accepted at this time.
  • Students are required to practice proper hand hygiene (wash or sanitize hands upon entering and exiting the facility and after touching any commonly touched surfaces) and practicing proper respiratory hygiene (sneeze or cough into elbow or tissue)
  • Students are welcome to wear masks in common areas but should not wear masks during physical activity, as this is not recommended by AHS.
  • Parents are asked to drop their child off no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of class and parents are asked to pick their child up no later than 15 minutes after class finishes.
  • Details of pick up and drop off protocols will be announced by July 8.
  • Students should arrive ready for class (dressed to dance with a change of indoor shoes, a full water bottle and with snacks and a lunch)
  • Students will go directly to their assigned floor. Each camp will have an assigned floor to ensure each camp group stays separate for one anther and provides ample physical distancing space.

COMMON AREA PROTOCOLS

  • In conjunction with our professional cleaning service provider facility cleaning will be increased and enhanced. Common areas will be disinfected regularly.
  • All visitors to the centre are expected to maintain a distance of two metres (2m) from one another in common areas within the studio. Physical distancing markers will be placed in various locations within common areas to assist with adequate distancing.
  • Way-finding signage will be posted to mark exits and entrances to streamline the flow of traffic
  • The elevator will be dedicated to “up” trips only and the number of people allowed in the elevator will be reduced to 4 at one time
  • One stairwell will be used for “up” access and one stairwell will be dedicated to “down” access
  • Restrooms and change rooms will be open and adequality social distanced.
  • Seating in common areas will be adequately physically distanced.
  • All communal use items will be removed from waiting areas (magazines, toys, ect)
  • The water fountain will be open for use to fill bottles, no drinking from the fountain will be permitted.
  • Hand sanitizer and facial tissue will be widely available throughout the facility
  • The building operator the of DJD Dance Centre along with our HVAC provider will optimize our fresh air intake as well as our humidity levels throughout the facility.
  • All staff & teachers will be subject to the COVID19 self-screening tool prior to the commencement of each shift/class

STUDIO PROTOCOLS

  • In conjunction with our professional cleaning service provider facility cleaning will be increased and enhanced. Studios will be disinfected daily prior to each camp.
  • Class capacity will be reduced to allow for two metre distancing between each participant
  • Floors will be marked with physically distanced place markings

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DJD DANCE CENTRE RELAUNCH PROTOCOLS & POLICIES

Created: June 22, 2020 Updated: July 23,2020 OVERVIEW This document has been created in conjunction with the guidelines as provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the COVID-19 Phase 2 Relaunch Strategy. VIEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENT STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Students are expected to familiarize themselves with all published protocols and policies prior to entering the facility. These …

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Created: June 22, 2020
Updated: July 23,2020

OVERVIEW

This document has been created in conjunction with the guidelines as provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the COVID-19 Phase 2 Relaunch Strategy. VIEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Students are expected to familiarize themselves with all published protocols and policies prior to entering the facility. These protocols will be emailed to you upon reserving your space in class.
  • All students will be asked to complete the COVID19 self-screening tool prior to entrance into the studio and commencement of any activity. Any student that is exhibiting any symptoms cannot enter the facility or participate. VIEW SCREENING TOOL
  • Students who become symptomatic during an activity are required to be isolated from others and must return home immediately.
  • Students must have their space reserved in class no later than 2 hours before the class start time. Space can be reserved online or over the phone. Walk up reservations will not be accepted at this time.
  • Students are required to practice proper hand hygiene (wash or sanitize hands upon entering and exiting the facility and after touching any commonly touched surfaces) and practicing proper respiratory hygiene (sneeze or cough into elbow or tissue)
  • Starting on August 4th, 2020 students must wear masks in all common areas in accordance with the City of Calgary VIEW BYLAW DETAILS
  • Students are not required to wear masks during physical activity, as this is not recommended by AHS.
  • Students are asked to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of class and will be asked to leave within 10 minutes after class finishes.
  • Students should arrive ready for class (dressed to dance with a change of indoor shoes, a full water bottle and a yoga mat if your class requires the use of one)
  • Students will go directly to their assigned studio, one of our staff members will sign you in

COMMON AREA PROTOCOLS

  • As of August 4th masks will be mandatory in our common areas we ask that you please provide your own masks and wear them while inside the building until you get to your class. Following City of Calgary Bylaws as well as AHS regulations, it is not recommended masks be worn during physical exercise.
  • In conjunction with our professional cleaning service provider facility cleaning will be increased and enhanced. Common areas will be disinfected regularly.
  • All visitors to the centre are expected to maintain a distance of two metres (2m) from one another in common areas within the studio. Physical distancing markers will be placed in various locations within common areas to assist with adequate distancing.
  • Way-finding signage will be posted to mark exits and entrances to streamline the flow of traffic
  • The elevator will be dedicated to “up” trips only and the number of people allowed in the elevator will be reduced to 4 at one time
  • The parkade will be accessible by stairs via The Kahanoff Centre lobby
  • One stairwell will be used for “up” access and one stairwell will be dedicated to “down” access
  • Restrooms and change rooms will be open; however we ask that students try to reduce their use of these amenities.
  • Use of seating in common areas is discouraged but will be available and adequately physically distanced for those who need this amenity.
  • All communal use items will be removed from waiting areas (magazines, toys, ect)
  • The water fountain will be open for use to fill bottles, no drinking from the fountain will be permitted.
  • Hand sanitizer and facial tissue will be widely available throughout the facility
  • In conjunction with our HVAC provider and with our building operator the DJD Dance Centre will optimize our fresh air intake as well as our humidity levels throughout the facility.
  • All staff & teachers will be subject to the COVID19 self-screening tool prior to the commencement of each shift/class

STUDIO PROTOCOLS

  • In conjunction with our professional cleaning service provider facility cleaning will be increased and enhanced. Studios will be disinfected prior to each class
  • Class capacity will be reduced to allow for two metre distancing between each participant
  • Classes that we have deemed as higher intensity (Barre, Limbus & West African) will be programmed in studios 2 or 5 to maximize distancing
  • Floors will be marked with physically distanced place markings
  • Teachers will use microphones to project their voices so not to yell.
  • Students in ballet classes will only have one student per barre.

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Yoko Miwa Performs Live On Blue Note NYC Stream On June 23!

Please follow and like us:We’re excited to announce that Yoko Miwa will play a live show on Tuesday, June 23 starting at 6 PM Eastern on the Blue Note NYC Facebook page. Yoko joins an impressive roster of artists including the legendary Ron Carte…

Please follow and like us:We’re excited to announce that Yoko Miwa will play a live show on Tuesday, June 23 starting at 6 PM Eastern on the Blue Note NYC Facebook page. Yoko joins an impressive roster of artists including the legendary Ron Carter, Joey Defrancesco, Wayne Escoffery, Avishai Cohen[...]

NYC Gets Its Mojo Back!

Please follow and like us:NYC gets its Mojo back with live streaming at two city jazz staples. The iconic Village Vanguard will begin with two 75-minute sets—June 13 at 7 p.m. EDT and June 14 at 2 p.m.—from a quartet led by drummer Billy Hart, who firs…

Please follow and like us:NYC gets its Mojo back with live streaming at two city jazz staples. The iconic Village Vanguard will begin with two 75-minute sets—June 13 at 7 p.m. EDT and June 14 at 2 p.m.—from a quartet led by drummer Billy Hart, who first played the Vanguard[...]

Spotify 1000! (and Scullers on Friday)

Please follow and like us:The Yoko Miwa Trio channel on Spotify has reached the milestone of 1,000 followers! Our 2019 release Keep Talkin’ has had an overwhelming 3.57 million streams, my original song “Sunshine Follows the Rain” attributes 3.51 milli…

Please follow and like us:The Yoko Miwa Trio channel on Spotify has reached the milestone of 1,000 followers! Our 2019 release Keep Talkin’ has had an overwhelming 3.57 million streams, my original song “Sunshine Follows the Rain” attributes 3.51 million of those streams due to its continued inclusion on the[...]