Modern Jazz, Lyrical & Contemporary Dance
Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style.
In early grades students gain an understanding of coordination of simple movements which are then set into fun combinations or sequences. Children begin to build up a vocabulary of basic dance terminology while learning and memory methods are improved.
Higher levels continue on from the earlier grades and work on technique, performance, line and style. Classes promote fitness for fun, while students also have the opportunity to study Graded exam syllabus work from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD Modern Theatre Branch) and also with the Irish Board of Dance Performance.
Lyrical Dance is one of the most popular styles of dance in the industry at the moment combing classical lines and fluidity of movement with modern accents, leaps, turns and leg lines.
Basic tumbling skills can, at times, be seen in lyrical dance including walkovers and aerials which makes it a perfect complimentary class to our Acro classes to ensure dancers are developing skills safely alongside dance technique.
Contemporary classes are available to our Senior cycle and Pre-Professional students. Combining multiple genres of dance, storytelling and innovation with technical dance aspects such as classical lines, isolations, contractions, floor work and breath work, contemporary dance proves to be hugely popular with our trained Senior dancers as a means of expression and artistry.