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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 bow.

Syallabus outline

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

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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.

A history of the ISTD's Classical Greek Dance Faculty











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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