Jazz Grade 1 JDNZ

  • Prerequisite: 
    • Students with previous dance experience:
      • Jazz Dance New Zealand (JDNZ) Pre Grade Jazz or equivalent
      • Students with equivalent experience must meet the age requirements - these students may need to trial a few different levels to find the best class
    • Students with little or no jazz experience:
      • The recommended age for students with little or no jazz experience is 9-11 years
      • The students ability and other classes they may be attending per week will be taken into account
      • New students may need to trial a few different levels to find the best class
    • Exceptions are at the discretion of the school/teacher and will depend on previous dance experience, exams passed, ability and age. Please contact the office for further information.
  • Uniform Requirements:
    Black "Bronwyn" style leotard
    Black "V" front jazz shorts
    Black leather jazz shoes
    Black leggings (optional for winter months)
    Male students - teacher will advise
  • Grade 1 Jazz is our 1st "middle-school" level jazz class. Students  use the fundamental steps and "linking" steps that are taught throughout the junior levels of  the Jazz Dance New Zealand (JDNZ) syllabus to create longer sequences with their exercises. Exercises have a focus on technique, style and performance.

Recital 2018 – Sparkle,Shimmer & Shine

Please note the new start times:-

11.00am                                    Finish approx 12.45pm

2.30pm                                     Finish approx 5.00 pm

6.30pm                                     Finish approx 9.00pm

Grooming Information for all Dancers

Does your dance teacher nag you about your hair? Taking off your jumper in class? Being appropriately groomed?
Do you know why!? She’s preparing you for life out in the world.
Wear your uniform with pride.
Be ready for class, show you have prepared, show that you are ready, show that you care.
Look like a dancer – feel like a dancer … casual clothes in class equals a casual mind.
Show up, look the part, don’t hide under jumpers. Your body is your instrument – show it so you can grow.
Be ready to receive corrections with humility and grace – they are your teachers gift to you.
When you hide, you avoid feedback. When you get no feedback, that’s when you should start to worry… Your teacher has given up – She doesn’t want to ask you to take off your jumper or fix your bun, one more time, do this yourself, and be ready. Be humble and hungry. This is why good grooming is important.

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