The BJDW has truly changed my life for the best. Not only have I learned things to improve myself as a dancer, performer, and dance teacher from great mentors, but I have also learned so much about myself. 110+ hours of dancing, rehearsing, sweating, and performing... I'd do it all over again!
Katelyn Reyes Dancer at Illinois State, BJDW 2016
Explaining Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop to someone who has never been - it's basically impossible. How do you explain to someone that 2 short weeks of each year can change lives?
Amelia Rosegrant (BJDW student 2009-2013)
Every year I come to the BJDW and go home with something new - a new feeling, something I learned, or saw, or did...something that I never felt before. It changes me every year more and more.
Pamela Dekel Teacher & Studio owner in Tel Aviv, Israel (BJDW student 1999 - present)
The BJDW is truly a life changing experience. Being surrounded by people who enjoy dance as much as you do is fulfilling and reinforces the love we have for this art!
Katy Lohse Sonoma State University; BJDW 2013, '14 & '15
"I always return with something more than I went there with. The BJDW is truly inspirational and creates an environment in which a dancer has no choice but to improve his or her craft!"
Ken Lambert (student in BJDW 2007 - 2009 on a scholarship from Henderson State University and 2014 on a BJDW scholarship)
The BJDW has helped me grow as a dancer, choreographer, and person! It creates a brilliantly contagious atmosphere that encourages dancers to think differently and learn.
Audrey Short Santa Rosa, CA (student in BJDW 2009 & 2010)
The BJDW is something I look forward to all year, every year. What happens in the classes and shows is absolutely unexplainable, and each year I am reminded of how much I love it and how important it is to me.
Hannah Larson University of Arizona