NEWSLETTER #49 
April 2018

            TERM 2 COMMENCES:  Monday 30th April

* REMINDER *
 
 QUEENS BIRTHDAY MONDAY 4th JUNE – THERE ARE NO CLASSES 

(These classes will be made up on Exam week)
 

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.  
Jazzettes - Level 7 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 8th 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 15th 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 closer to the time.
Exam/Medal Test Rehearsal will be on Saturday 11th August. Times will be emailed to you closer to the date.

The exams will be held on Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th 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.

JAZZETTES
The students have the opportunity to sit an Assessment this year.  The teacher is allowed to assist the girls in the exam room.  The assesment is a non fail situation also and very encouraging.

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 or Grace for a copy of the hip hop music. The cost is $10 cash payable directly to Danielle.

LYRICAL MUSIC
Please see Emily for a copy of the lyrical music.  The cost is $10 cash payable directly to Emily.
 
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 14th - Friday 17th August.
Classes like normal on Monday 13th August.  

Happy Dancing
Natasha :)