Jazz Senior

With a huge range of classes and a goal to inspire small steps and big dreams in every student, your child will feel included and supported here at Wellington Dance.  If you'd like help finding the perfect class, just contact our friendly team.

Progressing into major jazz levels


Progressing through major levels of jazz provides invaluable self-discipline and skills to use in any area of life. Jazz Senior is for students Years 8-13. 

Jazz Senior 1 Foundation

1x Jazz Grade 5 class (1 hour)

1x either Lyrical, Contemporary or Ballet class

Jazz Foundation

Jazz Foundation is for 11-14 year olds new to Jazz – a great way to gain foundational technique before joining an exam level. 

Jazz Senior 1

1x Jazz Elementary class (1 hour)

1x either Lyrical, Contemporary or Ballet class

Jazz Senior 2

1x Jazz Intermediate class (1 hour)

1x either Contemporary, Ballet, Open Jazz or Dance Conditioning class

Jazz Senior 3

1x Jazz Advanced 1 class (1 hour)

1x either Contemporary, Ballet, Open Jazz or Dance Conditioning class

Jazz Senior 4-5

1x Jazz Advanced 2 class (1 hour)

1x either Contemporary, Ballet, Open Jazz or Dance Conditioning class


Dance Conditioning

Class Times and Days 2021


Jazz Foundation (11-14 yrs)Monday7.30-8.15Thorndon
Jazz Grade 5 (Senior 1 Foundation)Tuesday5.30-6.30Thorndon
Jazz Elementary (Senior 1) WAITLIST, TRY 7.45pmTuesday6.45-7.45Thorndon
Jazz Elementary (Senior 1)Tuesday7.45-8.45Thorndon
Jazz Intermediate (Senior 2)Wednesday5.45-6.45Thorndon
Jazz Advanced 1 (Senior 3)Wednesday7.45-8.45Thorndon
Jazz Advanced 2 (Senior 4-5)Thursday5.45-6.45Thorndon
Lyrical/Contemporary (Senior Fdn, 1 & 2)Thursday7.45-8.45Thorndon



Dance schools all around the world wear a dance uniform, to help students and teachers alike get the most out of class.  Long hair should be in a ballet bun for ballet or tied back neatly for class.

For your first class, don’t worry if you don’t have the uniform yet, just wear something comfortable to move in, and bare feet.  Upon enrolment we will send you all the information you need about dance uniform, hair etc.  

Option 1

  • Purple camisole leotard
  • Black camisole leotard
  • Black leggings
  • Tan jazz shoes

Option 2

  • Black WDA t-shirt
  • Black leggings
  • Tan Jazz shoes


Registration Fee:

A one-off registration fee of $25 per new student or $40 per new family.  


Tuition Term Packages:

2021 terms are a minimum of 8 weeks, some terms are longer (9 or 10 weeks) but there is no extra cost.

Term tuition package includes:

  • Weekly class
  • Student access to WDA Online Studio (dance at home class videos, practice exercises, exam routines & stretching videos)
  • Preschoolers:  Annual Certificate Presentation Class 
  • Juniors, Grades & Seniors:  Annual opportunity to enter for performance awards, medal tests or exams, with the Royal Academy of Dance or New Zealand Association of Modern Dance.
  • Opportunity to shine on stage in our 2021 theatre performances!  We have shows with rehearsal requirements and lengths to suit all our dancer age groups.  We do a theatre show every two years and a relaxed studio demonstration in the alternate year –  a nice balance of low key and high excitement!
  • All required performance rehearsals.
  • Catch up class/es in another class of your level, by appointment & space permitting, in cases of vacation/illness.
  • Satisfaction guarantee – we will work with you to find a great class fit, or refund any tuition paid.
  • Plus lots of fun events & studio surprises throughout the year!

1-Hour Classes (1x/week):  $182 per term

1-Hour Classes (2x+/week):  $178 per class, per term


Additional Tuition Discounts:

Family discount = 5%

Annual payment discount = 5%

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Junior Jazz

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Choose from classes for every age & style. Plus we offer a huge range of weekend classes!

Studio Locations

We offer dance classes in Thorndon, Khandallah, Wellington City & Seatoun. Browse our Wellington locations below:

  • Thorndon

    182 Thorndon Quay (next to Beaurepairs)

  • Seatoun

    Seatoun Village Hall, 27 Ventnor St, Seatoun

  • Khandallah

    Khandallah Town Hall, Ganges Road, Khandallah