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. According to the ISTD ‘Modern Theatre Dance defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to its ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance’.
First Stage teaches the ISTD Modern Theatre syllabus for all ages as well as the ISTD Jazz awards (Bronze, Silver & Gold). Please see latest timetables for further details.
First Stage Modern uniform is lavender or purple/black depending on age and grade with bare feet for Modern. 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 where possible.