The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D)
Since 1904 The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing has provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling teachers to enter their students for examinations, develop new dance techniques and spread the joy of dance.
The ISTD’s mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its form, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for its members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards. Elevate Academy of Dance are proud to offer the Modern Theatre Dance syllabus to their students. Modern Theatre Dance is an invaluable combination of Modern Dance, Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet.
Through a carefully planned and well-established syllabus, the student learns exercises, dances and amalgamations that help them to become disciplined and versatile dancers building core strength and flexibility. Modern, like Ballet, is an incredibly important dance discipline and will further enhance your child’s dance training. Modern is a rhythmic dance style which 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. Elevate Academy of Dance offer examinations in this style from age 5 years up to age 19 years (Grades/Vocational level). Please see the timetable for further information.
Acrobatic Arts is an Acro Dance program based on safe and effective progression with proven results in 5 divisions of Acro dance, flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, Acro Yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more you will not find a more comprehensive program.
Acrobatic Dance is a beautiful fusion of classical dance technique and the precision and athleticism of Acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, Acro Dancers seemingly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context. It is a challenging dance style however dancers who train through this syllabus have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless dancers.
This style will enhance every dancer’s performance. This class is taught from age 3 years to 19 years and exams in this style start at age 7 years with Elevate Academy of Dance. Please see the timetable for more information.
The Irish Board of Dance Performance
The Irish Board of Dance Performance is a new Irish-based dance examining body offering performance-based, encouraging and child-centred exams. I.B.P.D. offer a Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance syllabus for young people from age three to adult, from Preliminary to Graduate. Although the syllabus has technical quality it’s aim is to inspire confidence and expression through dance. I.P.B.D. encourages students to go into an exam smiling and to come out beaming. The syllabus encourages students to enjoy exams with minimum stress and leave the exam confident and happy. Elevate Academy of Dance offer examinations in the classical ballet syllabus and all further information can be found on our website and timetable.
The Associated Board of Dance
The Associated Board of Dance is a dance examination board that offers regulated examinations in dance core subjects which are accredited by GQAL & OFQUAL and offers accredited technical examinations and medal tests in all forms of dance. The syllabi have been written by teams of experts in their particular field and their examinations demand a high standard of work which have gained a reputation and respect within the dance industry for quality.
The Associated Board of Dance are members of ‘The British Dance Council‘, The Theatre Dance Council International and also fully accredited members of the “Board of Dance Qualifications & Training“. Elevate Academy of Dance is an affiliated member of the Associated Board of Dance and teaches the syllabus from Classical Ballet, Modern and jazz, Acrobatic and contortion, lyrical and soon to be Musical Theatre.
Dance examinations and medal tests for all our students participating in these classes are offered to each dancer.
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