Modern dance taught at North Shore Academy of Dancing is of the Imperial Society of Dance Teachers Syllabi. We offer classes from Grade 1 to Advanced 2 level. Modern is a great foundation for dancers of any age and compliments ballet, jazz and lyrical. This genre draws on the vocabulary and variations of jazz technique and ballet technique, allowing students to explore all forms of movement including soft versus sharp and intricate versus explosive. Modern has a strong foundation in musical rhythms, strength in core, grounded steps, turns and jumps. Modern depicts a high level of energy, using all genres and styles of music. The techniques are step-orientated with each grade developing new skills.
Examinations throughout the I.S.T.D. Institute are upon recommendation by the instructor and are held annually with an examiner appointed by the Imperial Society of Dance Teachers Syllabi. For levels Intermediate Foundation, every student will have the opportunity to participate in an examination whether it be an I.S.T.D. Examination or an NSAD In-House Examination. In-House examinations are held at the discretion of NSAD and require a minimum number of dancers to participate. For a more detailed description of the I.S.T.D. modern exam class program click here.
For further information on I.S.T.D. visit www.istd.org