Modern dance is similar to ballet, but with the freedom, fluidity and expressiveness  of jazz and contemporary dance. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions 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. Modern dance is simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals, as well as rich instrumentation. Students perform at our end of year production, ‘Footwork’ in the Cork Opera House.

An example of Modern Dance can be found here.

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Modern Primary

The first grade for children wishing to take modern. This is an ideal genre to gain strong skills, and to develop an understanding for jazz dance later on.  It is also an ideal class to take along side AcroDance. To see availability in this class click here.

The perfect syllabus to learn skills for lyrical and commercial jazz and musical theatre. Acro Dance is perfect to take alongside this, as the acro skills can be used in all styles. Opportunity for exams at end the year. All examination candidates must be at the teachers discretion. Students assessed individually for exam entry.  To see availability in these classes click here.


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The atmosphere in classes, the variety of the class content and the teaching and guidance from all the teachers had me wanting more.

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