CSTD Modern Jazz & Contemporary Dance
CSTD Modern Jazz
‘Jazz’ is a classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Jazz is heavily influenced by the commercial music of the time. Styles range from technical jazz and Broadway jazz, to jazz funk and hip- hop. Lyrical and contemporary are also variations of jazz.
The CSTD Modern Jazz syllabus was conceived and developed by prominent dance educators, Sandra Breen and Rachelle Conroy in association with many of Australia’s leading choreographers.
This complete training system in jazz dance, combines strength, flexibility, and jazz technique with elements of lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and commercial jazz, ensuring versatility and strong performance skills in the students. This syllabus has been highly acclaimed by teachers and students all over the world.
CSTD Contemporary Dance
Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres. Unlike classical ballet, contemporary focuses on organic, fluid movement, rather than a series of strict techniques. Contemporary dancers strive to connect with the body and breath to produce an amazing performance.
World-famous choreographer Jason Winters has collaborated with CSTD on this new comprehensive Contemporary Technique syllabus.
Its technique and structure is designed in the most classical and academic way, and is infused with its choreographic electricity used in today’s most commercial settings. With its building blocks in Graham Technique, Horton Technique, Ballet and Jazz, it combines a sense of movement, flow, energy and breath that has been developed over years of exploration. Contemporary dance truly offers young dancers to be physically and emotionally challenged as artists.