CLASSES & DESCRIPTIONS
BALLET, JAZZ, TAP
ISTD Ballet & ADAPT Jazz & Tap
This combination class is only offered to those dancers who are between the ages of 5 to 7 years old. It is a fun beginner class tailored specifically for this age groups unique attention span and dance ability. It gives them an opportunity to experience 3 different styles of dance before deciding which ones are the perfect fit. It will introduce and expose them to the basic technique and terminology in each genre, giving them a head start and advantage should they decide to continue their pursuit of dance. The students have the opportunity to take exams in ISTD Ballet and ADAPT Jazz & Tap syllabus.
Ballet & Jazz Combo
This core program is offered to students from Grade 2 onwards (Ages 8 to 17+ Years). This class will focus on the terminology and discipline of classical ballet technique. All of our Ballet classes in Singapore will include barre exercises which helps the student to improve alignment, balance, and posture. We will also have Center work which will consist of adagio, petite allegro, grande allegro, and across the floor. Ballet lessons in Singapore is required for all competition and company students, as it is the foundation for developing proper and strong technique which is beneficial in every style of dance. Jazz consists of a broad range of different styles and elements as well as tempo and dynamics. This genre also includes lots of showmanship, attitude, and personality. Many of the technical elements of ballet carry over into this style with slight variances that “jazz” it up. Leaps, turns, jumps, strength and great flexibility all contribute to the foundation of a great jazz dancer. The class structure will incorporate all of the above elements as well as combinations moving across the floor and a variety of choreography. The students have the opportunity to take exams in ISTD Ballet and ADAPT Jazz syllabus.
ISTD and ADAPT - Presentation and Syllabi
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
The ISTD was formed in 1904. Today it is the only organization that covers the full spectrum of dance syllabi and examinations on a world-wide scale.
The ISTD promotes attitudes, knowledge and skills of dance in all its forms. One of its primary objectives is to maintain and improve teaching standards world-wide to ensure that students receive the highest standards of technical training. Each year thousands of students in many different countries around the world will have their proficiency evaluated through the examination process. Teachers are also qualified through an examination process and are kept up-to-date through courses, congresses and revisions to the syllabus documents.
The ISTD is primarily a dance examination board, with teacher members delivering its syllabi to students in both private and mainstream education. The majority of people who study the ISTD syllabus are people pursuing dance as a leisure activity and the organisation provides a structured examinations system that caters for participants from beginner to professional level.
With the ISTD programs, we strive to achieve a high standard of technique and learning and hope to produce intelligent dancers who think on their feet. The syllabi will focus on Knowledge and understanding, Application and action (technique), Autonomy and accountability (safety and responsibility).
Examinations are provided in Imperial Ballet. Students can start from 5 years old.
We conduct classes for the following grades:
ISTD Grade 1 to 6
ISTD Vocational Pre-Inter to Advanced
Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT)
A.D.A.P.T is a certified dance teaching syllabus, updated regularly and offering yearly examinations in Jazz Dance. A.D.A.P.T stands for “Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers” and we are the first dance school in Singapore to implement the syllabus.
This examinations program intents to develop strong, disciplined, and confident dancers, with the highest of technical standards. It is highly recommended for students considering dance as a vocation and will assist in preparing them to enter today’s world of dance from both a technical & performance aspect.
Ultimately, students will be working towards Jazz Examination for which they will receive a mark, feedback, and a certificate from the examining body which is recognized worldwide. Participation in exams give students a clear standard to strive for and assists in developing a set of qualities that are useful both within and outside of the dance world such as goal setting, discipline, focus, confidence, posture, and a strong work ethic to name a few.
Students may join the program on the basis of their level of experience in jazz and classical ballet, their core strength, posture and flexibility. Students must train in Ballet alongside their ADAPT jazz classes to keep up with the technical demands of the syllabus. A high level of commitment and discipline will be required.
The A.D.A.P.T levels are:
Junior 1, 2, 3
Pre-Intermediate 1, 2, 3
Intermediate 1, 2, 3
HIP HOP, STREET JAZZ
UDO - United Dance Organization
UDO Street Dance Syllabus
The UDO Street Dance Syllabus is designed to enable dancers to gain accreditation from the Intro 1 and 2 grades through to a teacher level. It introduces the foundations in all styles of street dance. Registered Syllabus Teachers are offered support by the UDO Academy to ensure their business and quality of delivery continues to grow.
The aim of the Street Dance Syllabus is to set the teaching standard in the world of street dance through the provision of street dance examinations, accreditation and dance instruction. The syllabus is supported by visual footage accessible online and frequently updated. All set routines for all grades are taught through these videos.
The syllabus is suitable for dancers aged 3+ to take the examinations and work their way through the grades to eventually gain a fully recognised teaching qualification in street dance.
PERFORMANCE & COMPETITION
PERFORMANCE & COMPETITION TRAINING
This class is perfect for those who would like to perform on stage and compete in dance competitions. The class focuses on dance and performance techniques, style, choreography and team work. Competition gives our dancers the opportunity to be on stage in a professional environment. This training is priceless! Dancers learn how to prepare and rehearse as a team, work through nerves, focus amidst adrenaline, and thrive under bright stage lights in a competitive environment. All of this can translate into higher self-esteem, radiating self-confidence, improved public speaking, and so much more. Students will be selected by their teacher once they are ready to join the Performance Team of ATJDA.
The performance company at All That Jazz, is a carefully selected group of performers who are required to train a minimum of 5 hours per week in all styles including Ballet, Jazz and Tap. The performance company is asked to attend and perform at various showcases, community events and competitions throughout the year to represent All That Jazz Dance Academy. This program offers the highest level of training with a strong focus on technique and performance. Participation in the program is based on an audition or invite only.