Classes

Jazz Pre Elementary NZAMD

Prerequisite:

Students with previous dance experience:

  • New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZAMD) Grade 5 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 Pre Elementary 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 14-16 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
  • Attending a second dance class in addition to Pre Elementary 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
  • 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 leggings (optional for winter months)
  • Male students - teacher will advise

Pre Elementary Jazz: is our 1st "Senior" level jazz class in the NZAMD syllabus. NZAMD jazz showcases a range of stretches, warms ups, co-ordination movements and longer combinations. Students who complete the Pre Elementary exam also have the chance to gain a nomination for the NZAMD performance awards.

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

Progression: Pre Elementary Jazz progresses on to Elementary Jazz.