Our Modern Jazz classes are great fun and play a vital part in technique. Modern Jazz technique classes enable students to develop, gain confidence and grow and encourage each individual. We also take examinations in Modern Jazz. Examinations are designed to encourage, develop, motivate, support and reward students of all ages and abilities, by allowing them to follow a structured syllabus recognised by GQAL. Although it is not necessary for students to take exams.
BTDA offers more than graded examinations. Rose Awards are a stepping stone for junior students towards the comprehensive BTDA Medal system. These awards are performed to an examiner in groups up to 4 and can be assisted by a teacher. These awards are available to candidates up to the age of 10 years.
BTDA also offers a Medal Test which is a performance-based award system, where candidates perform in front of an audience and therefore gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence required for a performance, this is a fantastic way to gain confidence for the performance side of dance. All awards in the Medal Tests can be taken in either a solo, duet, trio, group or troupe form.
These awards are available to candidates of all ages. There are 13 levels for a candidate to progress through starting with the Bronze Medal all the way to a Cup.
Our ages are guidelines, students are always put into class on ability. If you are unsure which class for your child to attend, please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Elizabeth.