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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.

Classical Greek Faculty Committee Elections

Election for the Classical Greek Faculty Committee opens this year. If you would like to be nominated or know of someone who should be nominated, please contact the ISTD Senior Administration Officer, Georgia Hussey (ext. 806), email: pa@istd.org. Those with Fellowship status only may apply. The deadline for applications is 1st May 2018.

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

Bursary Awards Information
Bursary Award Competitors will be drawn from winners of the Classical Greek Dance Festival 2017 Finals upon recommendation from the Classical Greek Faculty.

Download 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

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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