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Classical Greek

This dance form comes from Ancient Greece and is based on 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 a history of the 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.

Recent Faculty Notices  

Bursary Awards
Bursary Award Competitors are drawn from winners of the Classical Greek Dance Festival Finals upon recommendation from the Classical Greek Faculty.

Changes to Licentiate and Fellowship Entry and Requirements (effective since January 2016).

ISTD 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.
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ISTD dancewear for the Classical Greek faculty is available for dance teachers and schools to purchase through International Dance Supplies (IDS).

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.


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