Modern or modern jazz is taught to students after they have completed Mimes and Rose Awards. Modern is a style of dance that emerged in the 1950s and is still popular today. Modern is the style of dance that students will be able to recognise from popular reality tv shows. Through Modern, students learn about stamina and flexibility and will strengthen their dancing styles using exercises compiled in a detailed programme of study. Modern uses a lot of the technique taught to students in Ballet, however it is developed to allow students to challenge themselves. Modern is a fun and energetic class that all students will enjoy.
All students will use what they learn in Modern in various dances in the annual show. Using popular music, the dances are choreographed in a way that both challenges students and allows them to show off what they’ve learnt in class. Previous dances in the show have included ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Live it Up’ and ‘Gangham Style’ amongst others.
Modern is held on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays dependent on the students’ age and level.