The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD)

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 2018/19

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)

  • TERM 1: September 18th, 25th October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, November 13th, 20th, 27th, December 4th, January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • TERM 2: Dates TBC

SATURDAY ISTD DANCE EXAMINATION CLASS SCHEDULE 2018/19

Intermediate Foundation  3pm to 4.30pm in Studio 4(€180 for 13 week term / 2 per year)

  • TERM 1: September 15th, 22nd, 19th October 6th, 13th, 20th, November 10th 17th 24th December 1st January 5th, 12th, 29th,
  • TERM 2: Dates TBC

2019 EXAMINATION DATES TBC