Dance Classes

SSD has four main levels of class, which fit around the graded and vocational syllabi throughout the 4 genres we teach.

Junior Classes which include Tinies, Pre Primary & Primary, Pre Senior Classes include Grades 1-3, Senior Classes include Grades 4 & 5, and Advanced Classes include all vocational and Professional level classes from Grade 6 and above.

We follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) syllabi across Ballet, Modern and Tap Dance, which are examined if and when students are ready, and want to. Within these genres some students will also take the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards in Tap and Jazz.

From September 2021 we will also be offering Contemporary Dance Classes, following the National Association for Teachers of Dance (NATD) syllabi. Students will be able to take examinations in these classes from Grade 1 to Advanced when they are ready.

Each half term students focus their training, on one of the 6 techniques which, altogether help build the overall dancer. The programme focus' on the following each half term;

  1. Posture & Alignment
  2. Arms
  3. Footwork & Placing
  4. Musicality
  5. Weight Placement
  6. Style & Performativity

*Pointe work and Body Conditioning classes do not follow this structure.

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