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Modern/Jazz

Modern/Jazz

The foundation of pop style dance, using different styles such as lyrical, and jazz. This is a structured class following the ISTD syllabi. Each class includes:

  • Warm up
  • Core stability and Limbering exercises
  • Isolations
  • Rhythm section
  • Combined movements
  • Turns
  • Leaps
  • Stretching

Age
Children are generally placed with their age group, starting with Primary at the age of 5 years. The Imperial Society has age guidelines for grades (required for examinations) which have been designed to work with the natural development of the child. New pupils will be advised of the correct grade for their age and experience.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Examinations
Examinations at all grades are optional and any pupils who do not wish to take examinations will move up with their group to the next class, following the examination session. For those pupils who do wish to take examinations it is expected that they have studied the syllabus for at least a year, have good attendance and are committed to home practice.

Jazz

At Victoria Walker Dance we aim to cover Jazz within our Modern classes keeping children up to date with current trends.  After completing Grade 3 Modern students are offered the opportunity to enter for their medals beginning with the Bronze Jazz Award from the ISTD.