NEWSLETTER #45
April 2017
 

 Enjoy the holiday break.

          TERM 2 COMMENCES:  Monday 1st May

 

* REMINDER *
 
 QUEENS BIRTHDAY MONDAY 5th JUNE – THERE ARE NO CLASSES 

(These classes will be made up on Exam week)
 
THURSDAY 13th APRIL
Apologies for the late cancelling of our Level 5, Limbering and troupe lessons today!  With all the weather warnings we didn't want to take any chances.
We will make up these classes missed in Term 2. 
 

JAZZ EXAM & HIP HOP MEDAL TEST ENTRIES
In a few weeks time you will receive an invoice for the exam/medal test entry fee.  You can either pay this online or post a cheque.
If you have decided to not sit the exam/medal test this year please let me know, so I can delete your invoice and take you off our exam/medal test list. 
Exam entry fees range from $85-$150 depending on the level you are sitting.  
Dance Stars - Level 6 Jazz as well as Mini Hop, Boppers, B Bop Hip Hop & Lyrical classes will have an extra exam rehearsal (The cost for this will be between $15-$25 depending on the length of the lesson and will be added to your exam invoice).
If you are wishing to sit the jazz exam or hip hop/lyrical medal test this year please note entry fees are due on or before Friday 9th June.   
There is a late entry fee of $15 on top of the entry fee that JDNZ charge if entries are not received by this date and JDNZ will only except entries up to Friday 16th June.
**  A reminder the JDNZ entry fee is non refundable  **

For those having an exam/medal test rehearsal - the day/time will be emailed to you and also posted on the website www.nhda.co.nz closer to the time.
The exams will be held on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th August.
Your exam/medal test day and time will be emailed to you closer to the time also.
 
JAZZ EXAMS
For those of you who have not sat a jazz exam before you may not realise that you go into the exam in groups.  The exam can last anything from 30 minutes to an hour depending on which level you are sitting.  Students perform all the exercises they have learnt in class as well as their exam dance and usually do these in lines or pairs.  Although the exam is not compulsory we very much encourage the girls to sit.  It is a wonderful goal to work towards and a great sense of achievement to have completed the exam.  All levels have the opportunity to sit an exam/medal test this year.  

HIP HOP MEDAL TESTS
For those of you who are not aware, there is the opportunity for hip hop students to sit a medal test.  This is available from Mini Hop level and although it is not compulsory it is encouraged. 
 
JAZZ MUSIC INCLUDED IN EXAM ENTRY FEE
Your Jazz class/syllabus music is compulsory this year and will be included in your exam entry fee. 
A cd of your music will be handed out to you at classes once you have entered the exam.
 
HIP HOP MUSIC
Please see Danielle for a copy of the hip hop music. The cost is $10 cash payable directly to Danielle.

LYRICAL MUSIC
Please see Grace Kok for a copy of the lyrical music.  The cost is $10 cash payable directly to Grace.
 
UNIFORM – JUNIOR SCHOOL
All students need to wear the NHDA uniform to classes & it is a JDNZ requirement for exams/medal tests.  Please also wear your hair neatly tied back.  A reminder to wear your jazz shoes or hip hop sneakers to class.
 
UNIFORM – SENIOR SCHOOL (Level 6 – Solo Diploma)
Ideally please wear the full NHDA uniform to class however we will accept NHDA Cotton Lycra tights, black jazz shoes and a plain top.   Please wear your hair neatly tied back.   No other form of dress is acceptable.  Please no school uniforms to be worn to classes. 
Jazz uniform & hip hop uniform is a JDNZ requirement for the exam/medal test.
  
All NHDA uniforms – Junior, Senior Jazz & Hip Hop (including knee pads) are available to purchase through the “Dancers Wardrobe” Remuera Mall, 319 Remuera Road, Ph:  520 1197
 
KNEEPADS – LEVEL 4 UPWARDS
A reminder that students from Level 4 upwards need kneepads.
These are available to purchase at the Dancers Wardrobe also.
 
EXAM WEEK – NO CLASSES
Please note there are no classes during exam week Tuesday 8th - Friday Friday 11th August.
Classes like normal on Monday 7th August.  

GRACE STEVENS - AWAY TERM 2 ONLY
Our wonderful teacher Grace Stevens will be going to compete at the Dance World Championships in Florida, USA during term 2.  She also won a scholarship to dance at the Grand Finale Pulse Convention in Las Vegas, this is a 5 day convention with world famous choreographers.  Grace will be missing all of Term 2 teaching but will be back in Term 3 with tons of ideas and overseas dance experience yay!  Safe travels and have an amazing trip Grace xx

MIKAELA FOY - TAKING GRACE STEVENS CLASSES TERM 2.
Mikaela is 20 years old and has over 15 years of dance training. She specialises in jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary and cabaret. In the professional world, Mikaela dances under Momentum Productions for the NZ Breakers, Vodafone Warriors and the NRL 9’s while also featuring as core dancer for Diamond Entertainment doing many corporate jobs regularly. Mikaela loves to teach and is looking forward to meeting everyone at the start of term 2!

LEVEL 3 JAZZ "netball class"
Due to netball clashing for some students in our Level 3 Jazz class (Tuesday 3.30pm) we are offering another class option on a Thursday 6pm-6.45pm at St Pauls Hall (Kent Room).  Please let me know if you would like to join this class during netball season or add this as an additional class to the Tuesday lesson.

INTERMEDIATE LYRICAL "netball class"
Due to netball clashing for some of our Intermediate Lyrical (Tuesday 5.30pm) girls we are offering another class option on a Thursday 6.45pm-7.30pm at St Pauls Hall (Kent Room).  Please let me know if you would like to join this class during the netball season or add this as an additional class to the Tuesday lesson.

LEVEL 3 JAZZ "netball class"
Due to netball clashing for some students in our Level 4 Jazz class (Tuesday 4.30pm) we are offering another class option on a Thursday 7.30pm-8.00pm at St Pauls Hall (Kent Room).  Please let me know if you would like to join this class during netball season or add this as an additional class to the Tuesday lesson.

Happy Dancing
Natasha :)