Devonport School of Dance teaches the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZAMD) Jazz syllabus. This is an exciting syllabus and is suitable for students from 5 years through to adults. The syllabus includes comprehensive warm ups, stretches, floor work, progressions from corners with turns, kicks, jumps and fun combinations. Exercises, combinations and dances are performed to the latest tunes.
There is the option for students to sit examinations and/or a medal award in August/September. Medal awards encourage students to perform for friends and family in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere. The medal awards are a great performance opportunity and develop confidence.
Once students are in their second year of major level examinations, they have the opportunity to be nominated by the examiner for a NZAMD Scholarship. This is an annual event attended by students who display the highest quality of performance in examinations. Students attend master classes taught by well respected and world class teachers and compete for monetary prizes.