Primary Modern

Information for boys & girls over 6 years

Please note: if you are enquiring for more than one child, you will need to complete and submit separate forms for each child.

Phoebe G1 modern jumping

From around the age of 6, children can learn a new and exciting subject – modern dance.  Fun and lively, modern classes develop students’ flexibility and strength and there is a focus on mastering right and left.  Children make creative shapes with their bodies individually, in partners and with the rest of the class.

Primary modern is usually our students’ first dance examination under the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance).  Primary modern is a class examination which means the teacher accompanies a group of three or four children into the examination for support and reassurance, but is not permitted to join in or lead the children in any way.  The children must have a complete knowledge of the steps and exercises, and be able to recall them from memory.

To enable children to develop their rhythm and timing, Pre-Primary or Primary tap classes must be taken alongside Primary modern.  Saturday children also need to learn ballet.

Please refer to the ‘Class Times’ bar below to view linked classes.

Class Times

Monday 4.30-5.15
5.15-5.45
Studio 1 & 2 Primary modern
Pre-Primary tap (II)
Saturday 11.55-12.25
12.25-12.55
12.55-1.25
Studio 1 Pre-Primary 1 ballet (Ia)
Pre-Primary tap (Ia)
Primary modern (Ia)
Saturday 12.25-12.55
12.55-1.25
1.25-1.55
Studio 2 Pre-Primary 1 ballet (Ib)
Pre-Primary tap (Ib)
Primary modern (Ib)
Saturday 1.35-2.05
2.05-2.35*
2.40-3.25
Studio 3 Primary modern (II)
Pre-Primary tap (II)
Pre-Primary 1 ballet (II)
Saturday 1.25-2.10
2.10-2.40*
2.45-3.30
Studio 1 Primary modern (III)
Pre-Primary tap (III)
Pre-Primary 2 Ballet (I)

Please note: Breaks will be supervised and will take place in the studio.

Uniform

Girls Uniform

  • ISTD ‘Molly’ style by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra (not RAD or Katz)
  • ‘Nicky’ style crossover by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra
  • Pink ballet socks
  • Bare feet

Uniform notes for girls 

  • If very cold, girls can wear tights but must be convertible (i.e. feet can pull up over ankles) so can have bare feet for modern
  • Vests and pants should not be worn under the leotard
  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Short white ballet socks
  • Bare feet

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Fees

30 minute class £66 12 week term
45 minute class £80 12 week term
60 minute class £102 12 week term
75 minute class £124 12 week term

Please note, the following additional fees:

  • Annual membership (Autumn term – all current students) – £10
  • Registration fee (Autumn Term  – new students) – £10
  • Registration fee (Spring Term – new students) – £7
  • Registration fee (Summer Term – new students) – £5