ISTD Contemporary Syllabus Launch
12 April 2019
One of the highlights of the Bursary Awards was the hotly anticipated launch of the new ISTD Contemporary Syllabus
After two years of development the audience at The Place was treated to a 20-minute demonstration of some of the work from the Intermediate Foundation Grade, as well as glimpses of the Intermediate and Advanced 1 Grades.
The syllabus creator, Dr Ross McKim, accompanied the dancers on stage, coaching them through their performance, thus providing an additional insight into his work.
The performance was further enhanced by the live musicians, who have worked with the ISTD to create the beautiful music that accompanies the new grades, and after what felt like a very short and seamless performance the audience were all on their feet to acknowledge this first class demonstration.
A huge thank you to everyone involved, especially the staff and students of Morea Performing Arts, Phoenix Youth Academy and York Dance Scholars, musicians Tom Kirkpatrick and Henry Green and of course Dr Ross McKim.
Intermediate level available NOW
We focused on producing the syllabus at three levels - Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced 1 - and courses for the Intermediate Foundation syllabus are now running across the UK. There are also plans in place to create more levels in the future.