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Classical Greek

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.

Syllabus Outlines  

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.
ISTD News  

Click here for changes to Licentiate and Fellowship Entry and Requirements (with effect from January 2016).

Please note: The Classical Greek Faculty Committee is up for re-election this year. Anyone wishing to be nominated should contact Dawn James.

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A history of the ISTD's Classical Greek Dance Faculty  

The ISTD celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014

Download a fascinating 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




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