This dance form comes from Ancient Greece and is based upon the natural movements of the body. The movements are expressive and range from lyrical to dynamic athletic sequences. Dancers perform barefoot, wearing tunics and often use props such as scarves, ribbons or bows.
Download the Classical Greek syllabus from the theatre dance syllabus page.
Syllabus Clarification Updates
Grade 6 Exam Format
Teacher Sets – item 3 is now to be taken out and is replaced with the following: “A creative Dance Sequence, using all eight Offering positions” (Teacher or candidate sets)
Advanced 1 Exam Format
Ritual Dance – item 2 is now to be taken out and replaced with the following: “Candidate’s arrangement of dramatic movements portraying a present day topic”
Advanced 2 Exam Format
Preparation exercises for Tragedies are NOT shown in the exam
Click here for changes to Licentiate and Fellowship Entry and Requirements (with effect from January 2016)
ISTD dancewear for the Classical Greek, Modern Theatre, National Dance, and Tap Dance Faculties is now available for dance teachers and schools to purchase through International Dance Supplies. To open an account, or shop now if you already have an IDS account, call +44 (0)1626 36 3232 or visit www.ids.co.uk.
Parents and students can purchase ISTD dancewear directly through www.danceandshop.com.
Please note: The Classical Greek Faculty Committee is up for re-election this year. Anyone wishing to be nominated should contact Dawn James.
The ISTD celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014
Download a fascinating new history of the Classical Greek Dance Faculty, written to mark the occassion.
If you would like to find out more about ISTD history you can order your copy of 100 Years of Dance from our online shop.
29 MarFriends and fellow teachers pay tribute
23 MarReports from this successful day of Classical Greek Dance