The DFTS modern dance classes follow the ISTD syllabus. Our ISTD modern classes contain 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, coordination, line and style, body alignment and core stability.
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.
Children can start Modern classes from 2 ½ years of age and this is an ISTD Examination class. Pupils have the opportunity to take an exam within this discipline from the age of 5 years.
ISTD Modern Class Lengths
Little Star Pre-School
Little Star Pre-School classes are 30 minutes in duration and are for children between the ages of 2.5yrs – 5yrs. Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves classes are currently enrolling new little Bears to start a new class.
Little Star Geginners Classes
Little Star Beginners 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 Garades Classes
ISTD Graded 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.
At present our Modern Classes take place on Saturdays
|ISTD Primary Modern Class||09.00||09.30|
|ISTD Grade 1 Modern Class||10.25||11.25|
|ISTD Grade 3 Modern Class||11.30||12.30|
|ISTD Grade 5 Modern||12.40||13.40|