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Jazz is a fun way to learn new moves and dances. It is influenced by many different genres of dance - musical theatre, Latin, funk, ballet and everything in between.

We start our classes at the age of 7 with an introductory year of Beginner Jazz, with no pressure of exams, and the focus on learning lots of steps and fun routines.

From there we then follow the NZAMD American Jazz Syllabus that progresses through the Grades up into Major levels by sitting annual examinations. Students learn a wide range of steps and combinations and get to learn many different styles of jazz.


Finding the right class for you:

We structure our classes mostly by age, however as the grades increase previous experience is required, so if your child is new to jazz they may need to start in a lower grade.


Click on the class for more information.


lda Beginners

Beginner Jazz

7 - 9 years

We start new students with a year of Beginner Jazz, a structured and informative introductory year. With no pressure of exams, the focus is on learning a variety of steps to lead into Grade 1, as well as fun routines. Dancers are invited to participate in an item in the end of year show. Students must wear the regulation junior jazz uniform; see here for details.

Grades 1 & 2

8 - 10 years


Grade 5

11 - 13 years

Previous dance experience is required

Grade 3

9 - 11 years

Grade 4

10-12 years

Previous dance experience is required


Pre-Elementary & Elementary

12 - 14 years

Previous experience required


14-15 years

Must have sat and passed NZAMD Elementary


Advanced 1 & 2 (& Solo seal)

15 + years

Must have sat and passed previous levels