Modern Theatre Dance is a fun upbeat class where children will learn different dance routines to a varied range of music. There is a set syllabus that students follow. Modern Theatre is a rhythmic dance style that is often seen on the stage of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style of Modern Theatre uses big leaps, travelling jumps, high kicks, turns and travelling steps which all need strength and flexibility.
Alongside the set syllabus free work is also incorporated touching on a mixture of other styles such as pop, disco, lyrical, contemporary, street and much more.
Meet your teachers
Michelle trained locally in Milton Keynes in a variety of Dance styles, from there she went onto study a BTEC in Performing Arts at 16, this is where she realised her true passion was teaching.
Michelle trained under ISTD Examiner Penny Meekings, where she gained her ISTD Teaching qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National Dance, she then went onto study a 2-year course with the RAD to gain her teaching qualifications in Ballet.
Michelle has over 10 years teaching experience teaching a variety of Dance styles.
Sam graduated from Bird College with a Ba Honours Degree in Dance and Theatre Performance. Following her training at Bird College Sam went on to perform professionally for several years before starting her teaching career. Sam is a fully qualified ISTD dance teacher in Modern and Tap.
Sam attended Bird College from 2006 -2009 achieving a Ba Honours in Dance and Theatre Performance. After leaving Bird College Sam went on to dance professionally in the UK and internationally. Sam spent many years at sea completing many contracts in different shows on cruise ships. Other professional credits include: pantomime, TV commercials, music videos and UK touring show.
Sam is dedicated to teaching dance and specialises in Tap and Modern. Sam is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and holds a DDE qualification in both Tap and Modern.
Sam believes that dance brings joy to children and adults, dance helps teach a child to focus, be creative and have discipline.