Jazz Pre Grade JDNZ

  • Recommended Age Range as of January: 7.5 - 10 years old
    • Minimum age for this class is 8 years old by June 30th.
    • Students with little or no dance experience 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
  • Pre Grade Jazz is our forth level jazz class. Students are taught the fundamental steps and "linking" steps of the modern jazz style through the Jazz Dance New Zealand (JDNZ) syllabus. These steps are also incorporated into longer sequences that provide a basis for learning and remembering combinations. Exercises have a focus on technique, style and performance.
  • Progression: Pre Grade Jazz progresses on to Grade 1 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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