Modern Theatre dance has its foundation in Ballet, and uses many of the same movements you would find in a Ballet class. Modern is popular with all ages as it’s a fusion of dance styles and is often danced to pop music. It helps to develop rhythmical movement, turns, jumps and dance combinations in a fun way, building strength, technique and core stability.
The movements are expansive, dynamic and most of all, fun! Children can start Modern from 4 years of age with the Primary syllabus. Classes follow the ISTD graded syllabus.odern 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 an energetic dance style using moods and musical qualities to perform steps and routines. It helps to build strength, technique and core stability too.
Modern dance is a more relaxed, free style of dance in which choreographers use emotions and moods to design their own steps, in contrast to ballet’s structured code of steps. It has a deliberate use of gravity, whereas ballet is rigid in its technique