Modern Classes

This modern class will incorporate many of the foundations of modern dance technique, including suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum and connecting breath with movement.

Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combinations, floor work and also in various methods of improvisation. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

At Dance Attack we study the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D Examination) for Ballet, Tap & Modern. This Syllabus has been used to train professional dancers throughout the world in both full & part time dance training facilities for many years.

It is also excellent for giving recreational dancers the knowledge needed to work through the grades enabling them to progress to the best of their ability in a structured program, whilst enjoying their classes.

Although these examinations are not compulsory, we feel they are beneficial, gradually building their strength, ability and confidence. Only when the student displays the discipline and ability required to meet the grade will we encourage an examination to be taken in the appropriate genre. The exams can be a nervous time for some, but we ensure they are well prepared and mindful of the process and expectation of the examiners.

Our students experience a wonderful and rewarding feeling of achievement when successfully completing an exam as recognition to progress to the next level.

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