The JDNZ work is predominantly taught to our jazz students. The JDNZ work offers a wide solid grounding with good technical exercises.
Students will be introduced to contemporary and hip hop as well as a cabaret and musical theatre, soft shoe and many more jazz styles.
We also have students sitting NZAMD exams. The NZAMD work has fantastic stretch and strengthening exercises and where possible it is ideal for older students to work on both syllabi.
Students are also offered extension classes. These classes are not syllabus based. As well as having a focus on flexibility, fitness and strengthening, the students learn challenging steps that may not be found in exam work.n 2016 we also introduced Performance Jazz classes.
Anna Lee School of Dance is one of the premiere dance schools in the greater Christchurch area.
We have studios in Papanui, Sumner, Ferrymead, Halswell and the Selwyn District, students have the opportunity to learn dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary.
Our ALSD prides itself in providing a high standard of technical teaching that enables students to sit exams and medal tests if they wish. Anna Lee School of Dance has a proven history of students excelling with superb exam, medal and competition results.
Past pupils from the school have gone on to train full time and dance, in both New Zealand and abroad, as well as current students training at the New Zealand School of Dance in their Associate Program.
Dance classes are tailored for pre-schoolers through to advanced students. The fun and supportive environment with its’ emphasis on enjoyment ensures students feel comfortable as they learn to dance.
ALSD caters for all levels of commitment. We acknowledge and support all the different reasons our students choose to dance and we strive to provide classes that will cater for every student’s needs, whether it be for fitness and fun, or in the hope of entering into a career in dance.