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
  • Tan jazz tights from PW Dance
  • Tan leather jazz shoes*
    • From 2019 Tan shoes will be required for medal tests, exams and performances
  • Non-Shimmer tan tights
    • Available from PW Dance and Farmers
    • Farmers brand are preferred - Columbine 50 or 70 denier Opaque: Mocca
  • 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.

Students in Grade: 1 have the opportunity to enter a JDNZ Exam, NZAMD Medal Test and/or to perform in our annual End of Year Recital.

Progression: Grade 1 Jazz progresses on to Grade 2 Jazz.