Contemporary Dance 7 years +
We are delighted to to offer the NATD (The National Association of Teachers of Dance) Contemporary Syllabus which has been officially recognised by Ofqual and is eligible for UCAS points.
Contemporary dance emerged in the 1950's , after the modern movement and post-modern movement, combining elements of modern dance and classical ballet.
The National Association of Teachers of Dance is the only awarding organisation to offer a graded syllabus. The NATD syllabus relates to the work of three pioneering choreographers of our time, Martha Graham , Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon. It employs contact work between dancers, release technique, fall and recovery, floor work and improvisation, creative freedom and provides an excellent basic knowledge for pupils, that can take them confidently as dancers to a degree level standard, or support their understanding of choreography required in today's dance work place
As teachers it is our responsibility to enable our students to appreciate and understand this art form alongside their traditional classical studies and other modern styles, whilst enriching their experiences as practitioners of dance and contributing greatly to their understanding of the performing arts in the 20th century.