Elevate Academy Of Dance & The ISTDThe Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D)
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 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.