Modern is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before traveling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities.
The ISTD modern syllabus is tried and tested and provides vibrant, energetic and fun grades full of exercises, dances, and amalgamations developing the student. These classes work well alongside ballet training to improve core strength and overall dance training.
Like ballet, modern is an incredibly important dance discipline and will further enhance your child’s dance training. It also prepares them for various other more mature dance styles (commercial, street, contemporary) as they learn the basic principles of rhythm, weight transference, traveling steps, high kicks, leaps, turns, balances, and various other dance technique and vocabulary.
The children will work towards an examination in ISTD modern when they are ready. The examination structure of the ISTD is designed to cater equally for those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as a performer or dance teacher, and for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity.