The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD), is the worlds leading dance examination board, known for providing one of the highest levels of training in examination syllabi.
At WestSide, we offer students the chance to take part in the Modern Theatre Dance syllabus. We prepare Students in graded examination classes in Modern Theatre Dance from the age of 7 years up to those who wish to pursue a career in dance or further their training to prepare for The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) Teaching Qualifications.
MODERN THEATRE DANCE
The 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.
Modern Theatre Dance is an invaluable combination of Modern dance, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet. Through a carefully planned and well-established syllabus the students learn exercises, dances and amalgamations that help them to be disciplined and versatile dancers, building core strength and flexibility. Modern, like Ballet, is an incredibly important dance discipline, it is a fundable foundation of Jazz Dance and will further enhance your child’s dance training.
TUESDAY ISTD DANCE EXAMINATION CLASS SCHEDULE 2017/18
Grade 1 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Studio 2(€120 for 13 week term / 2 per year)
Grade 2 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Studio 3(€120 for 13 week term / 2 per year)
Grade 3 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Studio 1(€120 for 13 week term / 2 per year)
Grade 4 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Studio 3(€120 for 13 week term / 2 per year)
Grade 5 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Studio 1(€120 for 13 week term / 2 per year)
Grade 6 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Studio 2(€120 for 13 week term / 2 per year)
September 19th, 26th October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, November 14th, 21st, 28th, December 5th, January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th February 6th**, 13th, 20th, 27th March 6th, 13th, 20th April 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th(Double Class).
SATURDAY ISTD DANCE EXAMINATION CLASS SCHEDULE 2017/18
Intermediate Foundation 3pm to 4.30pm in Studio 4(€180 for 13 week term / 2 per year)
September 16th, 23rd, 30th October 7th, 14th, 21st November 11th 18th 25th December 2nd January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th** February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 3rd, 10th, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, May 12th
2018 EXAMINATION DATES Wednesday May 9th and Thursday May 10th