• Tap

  • Tap is a style of dance in which the dancer wears shoes fitted with steel heel and toe taps and sounds out beats by rhythmically striking the floor. Tap encourages children to develop their musicality and rhythmical awareness. As we all know children love making noise, making this particular style of dance is very popular! Dancers learn a wide variety of rhythms and tonal qualities working on style, technique, accent and accuracy.

    Children can start Tap at the age of 4 in our Pre-Primary tap class, which introduces them to our ISTD Graded Syllabus. Dancers may take their first examination in this grade at the age of 5.

    Students are encouraged to progressively work their way up through the grades to Grade 6 and then continue on to the Vocational levels of Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 achieving all examinations approximately be the time they are 18.

  • Modern

  • Modern is great fun and the perfect way to compliment and enhance other styles students may be studying as it provides young dancers with versatility and a strong foundation. For example, modern will strengthen Ballet and visa versa. Modern is one of the three core genres we recommend dancers study. Ballet, Tap and Modern lay the foundations of dance.

    Modern builds an in depth understanding of how to create, count and explain rhythm, with exercises that build upon strength and flexibility. It develops a strong anatomical awareness of oneself and movement.

    Modern is an amalgamation of many different dance styles ranging from lyrical developing freedom of movement, fluidity, emotion and expression through to jazz with its high energy levels and use of flexibility incorporating, leaps, kicks, turns, floor work, isolations and much more.

    Children can start Modern at the age of 4 in our Pre- Primary Modern class. Once children are age 5 they join our Primary modern class which introduces them to our ISTD Graded Syllabus. Dancers may take their first examination in this grade at the age of 6.

    Students are encouraged to progressively work their way up through the grades to Grade 6 and then continue on to the Vocational levels of Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 achieving all examinations approximately be the time they are 18.

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