I.S.T.D. Modern

I.S.T.D Modern

I.S.T.D. Modern Dance is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The syllabi contains limbering, arms, isolations, dance, movements, amalgamations and a choreographed dance. Modern is important because it develops all aspects of a young dancer and it incorporates all different styles such as Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Street. Modern is unique because it uses a wide variety of musical styles, and develops performance quality along with a strong technique.

The syllabi is graded and recognised by the QSF UCAS points awarded at Grade 6 and Intermediate Level.
This is a highly energetic dance style that creates a versatile performer. Classes start at Age 5

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The History of Modern Theatre Dance. In the 1920s, America was widely recognised as the home of the modern stage musical. The British dance pioneer Zelia Raye visited the country to gain first hand experience of its dance scene.

Theatre Dance is a rhythmic dance style rooted in musical theatre, which originated in America. It is often seen in musical productions and is known for its dynamic theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. It also incorporates jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance styles into its examination syllabus. It defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to its ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. Find out more about its history here