OUR STUDENTS LOVE SITTING FOR THEIR JAZZ BADGE BECAUSE
“I know I really achieved something – I worked toward it and then I did it! R Simoni, 13yrs
I thought it would be hard, so I was nervous, but the examiner, he was so tall, he got up and helped us & it was really, really fun!” Z Elliott, 6yrs
“I just want to go back in and sit for another badge, right now!” S. Tapping
Gaining a Jazz Badge builds confidence in students , which can reflect in their daily lives and how they deal with the myriad of exams and assessments that lie ahead of them.
Parents can assist in & see there is a progression in class work and reward system.
Any other teacher is able to know exactly what to expect of a student or class. We know the grade a student is up to and what they should be able to achieve, even if we have never taken their class.
The simple fact, from a teaching point of view, is that in all of our teacher;’s experience, students who don’t sit any level assessments or exams, be it ballet, tap, jazz or singing, do not progress at anywhere near the same rate as those who have a goal and are working towards it.