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Imperial Ballet

Creative Academy offers the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) from Grade 4 to Advanced 2 Imperial Ballet.  Every student undertakes their graded syllabus and, after the outcome of a mock exam, is entered into an external ISTD exam. The roots of Imperial Classical Ballet stem from the early days of the ISTD and the first written syllabus in 1913 which was based on the teachings of the French School from the Paris Opéra. The syllabus has now evolved to promote the English classical style and addresses the changing needs of Ballet dancers today. For more information, visit more >>

BA (Hons) Dance

The BA (Hons) Dance is a practice based dance degree and aims to bridge the gap between dance industry employment and education. The BA (Hons) dance streams into 2 areas of specialism Dance and Performance.  All validated by University of West London. The BA is unique as all modules are delivered by industry professionals and companies underpinned with daily technique classes including Jazz, Break, Tumbling, Street, ISTD Ballet and ISTD Modern Theatre.  The course includes the opportunity to undertake an ISTD Diploma in Dance Instruction and Diploma in Dance Education at an additional cost.  Students also have the opportunity to gain Active IQ Diploma In Pilates Instruction and British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat Fight Performance Test. Year 3 - BA Dance: Level 6 Performance Commercial Techniques 3      Delive... more >>

Foundation Degree (FdA) Dance

The Creative Academy Foundation Degree in Dance is a unique and innovative offer combining vocational school dance training underpinned with academic/ industry qualifications.  The course covers 12 modules including two work based learning modules (including – PTTLS Level 4) and various dance technique modules associated with classical, contemporary, commercial and community dance.  The course is delivered and developed with our industry partners including Rifco Arts, Rudeye and Rambert Dance Company and validated by The University of West London. The course is underpinned by daily compulsory technique classes in Ballet (ISTD – Imperial Grade 4 – Advanced 2), Bharat Natyam, Bollywood, Break, Contact, Cunningham-based, Graham-based, Jazz, Modern Theatre, Release, Street, Tap, Tumbling & Ur... more >>

Diploma in Dance Instruction - Modern Theatre

The ISTD Diploma in Dance Instruction is a Professional Dance Level 3 course delivered by an ISTD Examiner, Elaine Mansfield, and is a optional extra for the Creative Academy BA (Hons) Dance (3rd year) students who have received an ISTD Modern Theatre Intermediate qualification. The course will focus on Modern Theatre covered through six units: Unit 1 - Observation & Understanding of Learning Techniques Unit 2 - Promotion of Health & Safety in Dance Unit 3 - Intermediate practical examination in relevant genre (covered through the FdA Dance) Unit 4 - Dance Practice and Relationship between Music and Dance in a chosen Dance Genre more >>

Modern Theatre (ISTD)

All Creative Academy students undertake ISTD Intermediate Modern Theatre during the FdA Dance with the option of taking Advanced 1 and 2 once completed. Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style. more >>

BASSC Fight Test

All BA (Hons) Dance students are entered into the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat Fight Performance Test as a part of the Stage Combat Module.  Students learn un-armed combat and sword/raiper basic skills. more >>