Most of the dance you see in the commercial world (TV and pop videos) and West-
End musicals has its roots in Modern Dance.
This form of dance does not follow the strict rules of Classical Ballet as closely
allowing the dancer more freedom of expression in an ever evolving dance form.
The ISTD modern syllabus contains elements of Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary
styles of modern dance.
First Stage teaches the ISTD Modern Theatre syllabus for all ages as well as the
ISTD Jazz awards (Bronze, Silver & Gold). When the students have completed these
exams we have a Gold+ Jazz class that focuses mainly on kicks, leaps and turns.
Jazz is an upbeat modern class using the latest pop/chart music.
Please see latest timetables for further details.
First Stage Jazz uniform is purple/black. Bare feet or jazz shoes can be worn for
Jazz class. The correct uniform must be worn for all examinations.
Grooming is very important and hair should be worn in a neat bun for all classes
All students have the opportunity to perform on stage in our dance shows and can
progress through the examination system to mark their achievement.