Showgroup is the name given to Troupes who represent Kazzajazz Modern Dance Studio in Eisteddfods & Competitions.
They also appear at various social events to promote Kazzajazz & as entertainment at community events (Carols in the City, Mall Shows & Dragons home games, Dreamworld, Seaworld, Movieworld & school fairs to name a few).
Showgroup can be very exciting as students build performance skills, perform along side Australia’s industry professionals & get to travel & compete with their friends. Kazzajazz has a brilliant reputation with Troupes taking out first places at many major Competitions. Students find Showgroup a rewarding experience but it is not without some sacrifice.
On Wednesday afternoons & evenings, students learn choreography, rehearse & perfect their routines. Unless a student is ill they are expected to attend EVERY Wednesday. This means sometimes children miss school discos, birthday parties, etc because they have a commitment to Showgroup. Fantastic results do not happen without team work & every member must be present to achieve this. We do realise that occasionally a student may have a prior commitment or something rare that may clash, so private tuition is available for students at the usual fee. Parents also make a commitment to ensure their child practises & is confident with their routines, is present on Wednesdays & ensure their child is well presented & on time at Eisteddfods & performances. Students perform & compete in a minimum of 4 times per year & are expected to attend each time. Showgroup can be hard work however it is also very rewarding & students should be honoured to be included.
Entry into Showgroup is by invitation & audition.
There are certain criteria that students need to fulfil to become eligible.
• Students must attend Kazzajazz for a minimum of 12 months
• Students must attend a minimum 2 classes per week in 2 different styles
i.e., Jazz & Tap or Jazz & Ballet etc – many showgroup students attend Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Contemporary & display a high standard in each style
• Students must show an eagerness in class, confidence & a positive attitude
• All Fees must be kept up to date
• Students must maintain a high standard in class work
Once a student has been accepted into Showgroup they will be chosen to perform in the style that best suits them. Some students will compete in Jazz Troupes only; others may appear in ALL Troupes (Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Song & Dance etc).
If your child meets the criteria & is willing to make the commitment to Showgroup (excellent examination results are a good indication), please speak to Miss Karen.