Elevate Academy Of Dance & The ISTDThe Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
Since 1904 ISTD have provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling teachers to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance. ISTD’s mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for it’s members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards. ISTD support their members through updated teaching syllabi and techniques, plus a wide variety of courses, summer schools and congresses.
As a registered member of ISTD Elevate Academy of Dance are proud to announce the Modern Theatre dance syllabus will be offered to dance students from September 2017. While training for dance examinations, dancers will learn and develop strong technique within this style through set technique exercises, amalgamations and dance sequences.
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.