Jazz Dance is the physical embodiment of popular music of a given time.

Independent Dance Educational Syllabus (IDES) is an Auckland Academy of Dance initiative developed with New Zealand and International independent dance teachers.

IDES has been developed to meet the needs as reflected in the modern world of Jazz Dance.

IDES brings the latest in Choreography and Dance Techniques and will cover Jazz levels from Beginners to Advanced 2 levels.

All students are encouraged to participate in our end of year concert. This will be held at the Raye Freedman Performing Arts Centre at Epsom Girls Grammar. There are rehearsals at the theatre and 4 concerts that students perform in.

This year’s concert will be in December, this includes rehearsal and show dates.  See the Concerts page for more information.

View the full term timetable

ClassTimetableMinimum AgeCost
(per term)
Beginners JazzSaturday 10.00-10.45am5 years before 1 May$140
Pre Junior JazzThursday 4.45-5.30pm6 years before 1 May$140
Saturday 11.45-12.30pm
Junior JazzThursday 5.30-6.15pm7 years before 1 May$140
Saturday 12.45-1.30pm
Pre Grade
Thursday 4.00-4.45pm8 years before 1 May$140
Saturday 1.30-2.15pm
Grade 1
Wednesday 4.00-4.45pm9+ years of age$160
Saturday 10.45-11.45am
Grade 2Thursday 6.15-7.15pm10+ years$160
Saturday 2.15-3.15pm
Grade 3Wednesday 5.00-6.00pm11 years+$160
Thursday 7.15-8.15pm
Grade 4Wednesday 6.00-7.00pm12 years+ $160
Grade 5Wednesday 7.00-8.00pm13 years+ $160
Grade 6Monday 4.00-5.00pm13-15 years$160
MajorMonday 5.00-6.00pm14 years+ previous level required$160
Intermediate 1Monday 6.00-7.00pm15 years+ previous level required$160
Advanced 1Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm16 years+ previous level required$160
Advanced Open Jazz/Body ConditioningSaturday 1.15-2.45pm13 years+
Advanced students
Intermediate AdultsMonday 7.00-8.00pm(Previous dance experience)$10 per class (casual class) CASH
Beginner AdultsMonday 8.00-9.00pm(Little to no dance experience)$10 per class (casual class) CASH