We follow the International Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabi for our Modern lessons. The syllabus is split between the Graded Examinations, Primary-Grade 6. And the Vocational Graded Examinations, Intermediate Foundation-Advanced 2.

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.


The Graded Examination Syllabus (Primary-Grade 6)

The objectives of the Modern Theatre Dance graded examination syllabus

are set out below:

  • Teach correct posture

  • Develop the range of movement within the students’ natural capabilities

  • Build a sound technique

  • Promote the understanding and use of dance terminology

  • Gain a good sense of self-expression

  • Encourage creative movement

  • Promote self-confidence in the performance of a solo

The Vocational Graded Examination Syllabus 

(Intermediate Foundation-Advanced 2)

The syllabus objectives of the Modern Theatre Dance Vocational Graded Examinations are to:

  • teach correct posture

  • develop the range of movement within the students' natural capabilities

  • gain a comprehensive technique

  • promote the understanding and use of appropriate dance terminology

  • develop a strong sense of line through body, arms and head

  • understand rhythm, its development and application in dance

  • appreciate varying music styles and their interpretation through movement

  • develop an acute spatial awareness

  • develop an awareness of audience and a sophisticated sense of performance

  • encourage and develop a sense of self-expression

  • encourage creative use of movement

  • promote self -confidence in the performance of a solo

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