WPA follows the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZAMD) jazz syllabus, which was the first New Zealand based dance examination organisation, and is now one of the largest in the country.

Students are encouraged to sit jazz exams or medal tests. All students will learn the syllabus throughout the year, and will decide whether they wish to sit the full syllabus (exam) or a medal test (dance). Both are rewarding and are catered to suit the needs of each dancer.

Gravity Jazz

We nurture our junior jazz students through our Gravity classes with experienced teachers who promote the love of dance, while developing good, foundational technique.  Our classes are fun, and we provide a safe environment where children can celebrate their milestones, as they are ready.  Rosette presentation classes are offered to prepare students for exams in a fun way.

Grade Exams

These classes teach a set syllabus and are designed to be completed with an exam.  Students dance to modern music, and the movement sequences encourage the dancer to develop rhythm, co-ordination, and an enjoyment of dance in a stimulating and energetic environment.

SLS - Stretch, Leap, Spin

Designed for those with previous dance experience, the syllabus includes comprehensive warm ups, stretches, floor work, progressions from corners with turns, kicks and jumps, fun combinations, and a dance.  These classes are suitable for those dancing for fun, as well as the serious dancer. 

Gravity Jazz                       5 - 6
Rosette 3 Jazz Award7 - 8
Grade 2 Jazz                                      9+
Junior SLS Grade 4 - 511+
Intermediate SLS 13+

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