Modern dance explores the key fundamentals to dance technique and styles. We are thrilled to offer exams in this style a and we follow the British Ballet Organisations’ Syllabus for their training. The Modern syllabus from Pre-Syllabus Assessment to Advanced 2 is designed to prepare students with a strong technical background in the Modern idiom. The lower levels develop through fun and enjoyment whilst commencing the basic technical elements through to all the requirements that are needed to produce a Modern dancer for today. The Steps and Amalgamations cover the broad spectrum that is Modern Dance from Lyrical, to Jazz, to Musical Theatre, to Street Dance. There is no set music, which keeps the work current and in vogue for the students and gives the teacher freedom to experiment and utilise the ever-changing styles of music.
How quickly will my child progress through Modern?
We cannot stress enough that every child is different and will be working from different starting points such as prior experience. The amount of classes they attend per week is also a factor. We don’t require students to attend Modern more than once a week but if they are a keen performer who’d like to progress at a faster pace, then we suggest attending more than once a week or other complimentary classes as this is likely to increase their progression. In their classes they will be put in an approximate age category which is laid out below. This is a guide only and some students may sit above or below these levels.
What are the requirements for my child to attend Modern?
Your child is not required to attend another style of dance in order to take Modern, however it is beneficial to attend at least one other dance style to ensure students are versatile performers with experience across various genres. The only requirement is that you bring your smile to every class 😁