JAZZ

Originally, the term jazz dance encompassed any dance done to jazz music, including both tap dance and jitterbug.

Overtime a clearly defined jazz genre emerged, changing from a street dance to a theatrical dance performed on stage by professionals.

Move with Me, Pre-school, Junior 1, 2 and 3

Jazz Grades 1, 2, 3, 4

Jazz  Pre-Senior Prep

(2-7 years)

 

In our junior classes students learn elements of many different dance genres. These classes focus on having fun and teach basic technique, musicality and grace. 

They will work towards performing a routine at the End of Year Concert. Junior 1 and 2 will also complete a medal test in Term 3.

(7 years plus)

The students will learn NZAMD American Jazz syllabus work and work towards an examination in September. 

They will then prepare and work towards a dance for the End of year concert.

(11- 12 years)

This is a class for students who have sat Grade 4 Jazz to assist them to develop flexibility, and learn more advanced jumps and turns prior to going into Grade 5 Jazz.

The students will prepare for the SLS examination in September.

They will then prepare and work toward a dance for the End of Year Concert.

Jazz Grade 5, Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2

Jazz Teen and Repertoire 

Teen  L A T I N

(12 years plus)

The students will learn NZAMD American Jazz syllabus work and work towards an examination in September.

They will then prepare and work towards a dance for the End of year concert.

Please note that exams must be taken in succession from Elementary. Students that have completed Advanced 2 may apply to sit Major Solo.

(13 years plus)

 

The students will learn exercises and routines each week to strengthen their jazz technique and performance skills. 

Students must have previous jazz experience and be attending a jazz class to be in Jazz Repertoire. Jazz Teen is for less experienced dancers.

They will work toward a dance for the End of year Concert. 

(13 years plus)

Students will learn combinations and routines in a number of Latin dance styles. Students will also learn how to walk and perform in heels. 

Students will complete a medal test in term 3 and perform a dance in the end of year concert.

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