Modern Jazz

NPACS 2024 Modern Jazz Competitions will be held 6, 7 & 8  September 2024
at the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre,
Forum North, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei 0110.

Entries open June 2024.

Syllabus

Classes under 12 years

Under 10 years

501  Modern/Jazz - under 8 years

502  Modern/Jazz - 8 & under 10 years

520A  Lyrical - under 10 years

10 & under 12 years

503  Modern/Jazz 

520  Lyrical 

Under 12 years

471 Hip Hop Solo

506  Modern/Jazz Impromptu 

510  Restricted Modern/Jazz - Northland residents only  

515  Contemporary 

550  Musical Theatre

560  Modern Jazz Championship - Junior.

Classes 12 years & over

12 years & over

475  Hip Hop Solo

551  Musical Theatre

12 & under 15 years

504 Modern/Jazz 

507A Modern/Jazz Impromptu 

516  Contemporary 

521  Lyrical 

561  Modern Jazz Championship - Intermediate 

15 years & over

505  Modern/Jazz 

507  Modern/Jazz Impromptu 

517  Contemporary 

522  Lyrical 

562  Modern Jazz Championship - Senior.


Open classes

No age restrictions

525  Acrobatic Dance - not gymnastics  

526  Contemporary Impromptu

527  Student Own Choreography

530  Modern/Jazz Duo

531  Contemporary Duo

532  Modern/Jazz Trio    

533  Open Dance Style Trio or Duo
- not Ballet, Modern/Jazz or Tap.

Group classes

470 Hip Hop Group

535  Contemporary Group

536  Song & Dance Group    

537  Modern/Jazz Group Senior - over 12 years average age

537A  Modern/Jazz Group Junior - under 12 years average age

538  Group Dance - To Tell a Story    

539  Musical Theatre Group    

540  Open Dance Style Group

541  Lyrical Group.

PACANZ NYPA Nomination
We will be holding a Troupe Dance nomination for the 2024 NYPA finals. 

Refer to PACANZ page for further details and entry criteria.

Go to PACANZ-NYPA  


Modern Jazz trophies and awards

SMAC Dance – S McDiarmid under 12 years
Most promising Modern Jazz dancer.

L J Senior Trophy under 12 years
Modern Jazz personality - donated by La Danse Academy.

Darnika Williams Trophy under 12 years
Most promising Contemporary dancer.

Savannah Endt Trophy under 12 years
For all Solo Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical classes.

SMAC Dance – S McDiarmid 12 years & over
Most promising Modern Jazz dancer.

Golden Crumb Bakehouse Trophy 12 years & over
Modern Jazz personality - donated by La Danse Academy.

Brydie Colquhoun Trophy 12 years & over
Most promising Contemporary dancer.

Ashleigh Lucia Scott Trophy 12 years & over
For all Modern Jazz solo, Contemporary, Impromptu (Modern Jazz or Contemporary) and Lyrical classes.

Sue Beu Trophy Adjudicators Award
For choreographic appeal in Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical.

Pulse Dance Studio Trophy
Most entertaining item in Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical. Adjudicator’s choice.

Pulse Dance Studio Trophy Northland residents only. 
Most outstanding dancer in Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical.

Rebecca Bassett-Graham Trophy
Highest marks in Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical solos.

Modern Jazz and Tap Dance 

Turoa Ohana Versatile Dancer - Junior under 12 years.
Most versatile dancer in Tap solo, Jazz solo and Lyrical solo. Adjudicator's choice. Not necessarily a winner.

Turoa Ohana Versatile Dancer - Senior  12 years & over.
Most versatile dancer in Tap solo, Jazz solo and Lyrical solo. Adjudicator's choice. Not necessarily a winner.

Ballet, Modern Jazz and Tap Dance

Beth Ackers Trophy 14 years & over. Northland residents only.
To be eligible competitors must dance in all specified classes. 

For excellence in:

Mrs. P. Hamilton Trophy under 10 years.
- Most promising and versatile competitor in Ballet and Tap Dance.