Classes

Jazz Major JDNZ

Prerequisite:

Students with previous dance experience:

  • Jazz Dance New Zealand (JDNZ) Pre Major 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 wishing to sit the Major exam must attend at least one other class (ballet or jazz) per week.

Students with little or no jazz experience:

  • The recommended age for students with little or no jazz experience is 16 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
  • Students wishing to sit the Major exam must attend at least one other class (ballet or jazz) per week.
  • 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
  • Non-Shimmer tan tights
    • Available from PW Dance and Farmers
    • Farmers brand are preferred - Columbine 50 or 70 denier Opaque: Mocca
  • Tan leather jazz shoes
  • Black leather jazz shoes - can be worn to classes are are advised to still own
  • Tan coloured knee pads
  • Black leggings (optional for winter months)
  • Male students - teacher will advise

Major jazz: is our 2nd "senior" level jazz class. Students learn more advanced and complicated routines . Students are expected to show different modern dance styles also. Exercises have a focus on technique, style, memory and performance.

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

Progression: Major Jazz progresses on to Intermediate Jazz.