I.S.T.D Modern Dance
Graded and Vocational dance examination classes are taught to small groups of students twice a week during the school day. Examination classes are scheduled during the first week of term and will utilize the students free lessons and study periods.
Graded dance classes are perfect for dancers wanting a strong foundation in technique. All graded qualifications hold credits and are equivalent to GCSE and A-Level at the higher levels.
Modern is a rhythmic dance style which is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. This is a highly energetic and diverse dance style makinging it a staple and a must for any aspiring dancer.
During this class students will learn modern theatre technique, musicality, rhythmic response and how to apply these skills to group and solo choreography. Students will quickly build a vocabulary of key steps and combinations such as travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which are all essential steps for any style of dance. Modern Dance requires strength and flexibility, but don't worry, we don't expect you to have this already, regular Modern Dance classes will train and condition a dancers body to be strong and flexible.
Students will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test and enter an I.S.T.D examination before moving up to the next grade. Examinations are optional and won't stop students progressing to the next grade if they choose not to take the examination. I.S.T.D certifications are globally recognised qualifications and carry UCAS points at the higher grades. Please visit the I.S.T.D website for more information.
Combine your Modern Dance class with Jazz Dance to perfect your style, performance technique, musicality and versatility.
I.S.T.D Modern Dance (Marymount)
Term Dates 2019/2020
Please Note - DSL term dates will not always be the same as the school term dates. Please check the school website for school term dates.
September - December 2019 (11 weeks of dance classes)
Starts: Monday 9th September 2019*
Half Term: Friday 18th October
Starts: Monday 4th October
End of Term: Friday 13th December 2019
January - May 2020(16 weeks of dance classes)
Starts: Monday 13th January 2020*
Half Term: Friday 14th February
Starts: Monday 24th February
End of Term: Friday 3rd April
Starts: Monday 20th April
End of Term: Friday 29th May 2020