Imperial Classical Ballet
The roots of Imperial Classical Ballet stem from the early days of the ISTD and the first written syllabus in 1913 which was based on the teaching of the French School from the Paris Opéra. The syllabus has now evolved to promote the English classical style and address the changing needs of Ballet dancers today. This classical style can be seen in renowned ballets such as 'Swan Lake' and 'The Nutcracker'.
Modern Theatre & Jazz Dance
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, especially West end shows such as 'Fame' and 'Billy Elliot' 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 that is generally performed to Popular music. For anyone who would like to dance like the cast of 'Glee', Modern Theatre Dance is the style for you!