Assessment at: Grade 3
Jazz Dance Grade 3
Jazz Dance has always been one of the most popular styles of dance for students, professional dancers and choreographers. PAA offers the opportunity for candidates to earn a recognised and quality-assured qualification whilst doing something they enjoy. Grade 3 candidates will have the ability to sustain their technique, performance and focus throughout the examination. There should be evidence of thorough preparation resulting in a secure performance piece. PAA has created a repertoire of Suggested Technical Exercises designed to challenge, build strength, technique and a strong sense and understanding of style and performance. PAA promotes creativity and gives the teacher the flexibility to create and use their own Technical Exercises. The arrangement including the use of additional steps, arms and style can be choreographed by the teacher. Teachers must ensure their arrangements are at an appropriate level of technical difficulty for each grade. The Performance is the final element to the examination and can include any style or variation of Jazz Dance. The music is of free choice and all candidates will dance together as a group.
Below are the lengths of each exam corresponding with the grade and number of candidates in each exam. These apply to all Jazz, Performance Dance and Assessment exams. Pre Beginners Mini Movers. Beginners Little Dancers. Solo Diploma students need to have attained Honours with Distinction in Advanced to be eligible to sit this exam.
Exam classes are the best way for your child to gain a greater understanding of the fundamentals of dance with a goal of sitting an exam. Classes are structured to work through the basics of technique to form a stronger and neater dancer. Students need to take classes a week for correct exam study Jazz, tap, ballet, acro, MT Also taking part in competitions will improve the performance part of your dance training which is very important in your exams. Students need to train in all styles of dance to sit these exams successfully. Classes need to be attended regularly and taken seriously if you intend on sitting the exams and to do well. Students must wear correct dance attire. Leotards, crop tops, bike shorts only. No t-shirts or baggy clothes. Studio colours or uniform preferred.