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 all learn the syllabus together.  They are encouraged to sit jazz exams, presentation classes or a medal award (dance).  Senior students are offered open jazz and lyrical classes.

Gravity & Rosette Jazz

Our experienced teachers nurture our junior jazz students through our Gravity & Rosette classes, promoting the love of dance while developing good, foundational technique.  Our classes are fun and creative, and include exercises, dance sequences, improvisation, and mime.  We provide a safe environment where children can celebrate their milestones as they are ready.  Presentation classes are offered to prepare students for exams in a fun way.

Graded Classes

Elegant turns, leaps and fast moves are highlights of this dance form.  It is a core genre for theatre dance training.  Students dance to classic 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.  Jazz includes a range of modern theatre dance styles, including stylized jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, funk, and more.  These classes follow a set syllabus and are designed to be completed with an exam. The progression helps the dancer to develop their technique and flexibility, and move to higher levels of expertise with each year of dancing.



Rosette 2 Jazz Award




Grade 1 Jazz                                      


Grade 2 Jazz


Jazz SLS G3+


Jazz SLS G6


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