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Modern Dance

ISTD Examination Class

The DFTS modern dance classes follow the ISTD syllabus. These are structured exercises and amalgamations.

From a young age the emphasis is on improving natural movements such as walking, skipping, running and jumping, progressing to more complex steps and sequences as students get older.

Within a modern dance class, children work on technical exercises to improve posture, co-ordination, line and style, body alignment and core stability.

Rhythm

The rhythmic content of the work covered will improve musicality and development of different music styles. These classes are designed to increase a dancer’s strength, flexibility, rhythmic awareness and sense of performance whilst being energetic, challenging and fun.

Age

Children can start Modern classes from 2 ½ years of age.

This is an ISTD Examination class – pupils have the opportunity to take an exam within this discipline from the age of 5 years.


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Modern Class Times

At present our Modern Classes take place on Saturdays

Little Star Pre-School Classes

These classes are 30 minutes in duration and are for children between the ages of 2.5yrs – 5yrs.
Saturdays
Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves – We are currently enrolling new little Bears to start a new class

Little Star Beginners classes

These Classes are 30 – 45 minutes in duration and for children between the ages or 5yrs – 7yrs.
Once a child reaches the age of 8yrs, they will need to be assessed, to ensure they are placed within the correct class for their standard.

ISTD Graded Classes

These Classes are 60 minutes in duration and for children between the ages of 7yrs – 18yrs.
Once a child reaches the age of 8yrs, they will need to be assessed, to ensure they are placed within the correct class for their standard.

Saturday Classes
Grade 2 Modern – Saturday 9.30 – 10.30am
Grade 4 Modern – Saturday 10.30 – 11.30am
Intermediate Modern – Saturday 1.30 – 2.30pm