Modern Dance Examination Classes(ISTD)

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.


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 Modern Dance Examination Classes


Grade 1 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Studio 2

Grade 2 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Studio 3

Grade 3 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Studio 1

Grade 4 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Studio 3

Grade 5 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Studio 1

Grade 6 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Studio 2

€120 for 13 week term / 2 per year.

  • TERM 1: September 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, November 12th, 19th, 26th, January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
  • TERM 2: February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st, April 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th. 


CLICK HERE to Apply Online for Modern Dance Exam Classes