Jazz Grade 4 NZAMD

  • Prerequisite: 
    • Students with previous dance experience:
      • New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZAMD) Grade 3 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
      • Attending a second dance class in addition to Grade 4 Jazz is recommended for those wishing to sit the exam
    • Students with little or no jazz experience:
      • The recommended age for students with little or no jazz experience is 12-14 years
      • The students ability and other classes they will be attending per week will be taken into account
      • New students may need to trial a few different levels to find the best class
      • Attending a second dance class in addition to Grade 4 Jazz is recommended for those wishing to sit the exam
    • 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
    Tan "shimmer" style pantyhose (Farmers style preferred)
    Black leather jazz shoes
    Black leggings (optional for winter months)
    Male students - teacher will advise
  • Grade 4 Jazz NZAMD is one of our 1st "intermediate" level jazz class. The NZAMD syllabus is used as a bridging year for some class who can benefit from the extra stretch and conditioning taight within the work. Students  use the fundamental steps and "linking" steps that are taught throughout the junior levels of  the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance syllabus to create longer sequences with their exercises. Students are introduced to various modern dance styles such as contemporary and hip hop through taught combinations. Exercises have a focus on technique, style, memory and performance.
  • Progression: Grade 4 Jazz progresses on to Grade 4 JDNZ Jazz or Grade 5 NZAMD Jazz.
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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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