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Modern Stage

This comprehensive syllabus provides a sound basis for students to develop the strength, litheness, style and presentational skills necessary to the dancer.

A graded syllabus is in place enabling children to begin training at an early age with class examination and then progress through the grades up to grade 5 standard.

Having completed the graded syllabi the student can move on to the more demanding vocational grades which could lead to performance on the professional stage or to teach.

A healthy mix of set work and teacher's arrangements provides the content throughout, allowing the teacher freedom to explore the many different styles of modern dance whilst adhering to the technical requirements of the categories with complete freedom in the dance arrangements.

Within the gradual development through the grades students can work for medal tests which focus on presentation, style and fun and for our little ones, juvenile/junior medals and rainbow awards. Modern stage can also be presented in our theatrical awards giving the opportunity to perform duets and trios in addition to solos.

We very much encourage special needs students to enter graded examinations, medal tests, rainbow and theatrical awards, developing confidence and aiding mobility.

An elected committee is continually busy debating and deciding the changes necessary for maintaining freshness and updating content.

Whether a hobby or a pathway to a career our comprehensive modern stage syllabi will give enjoyment, knowledge and fitness to all students.