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Other Genres (Modern Theatre and Dancesport Curriculum)

At Aurora, we offer recreational and competitive dance genres. Anyone can participate in our recreational classes but for those seeking an extension to ballet, they progress in the Modern Theatre.

Modern Theatre by The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD-UK)

“Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style originated in America. 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. It had been designed to invigorate a child’s imagination, developing the skills and strengths required for Jazz and Contemporary”.


Age 4 – 6 years

We would like every child at Aurora Dance School to experience the fun and energetic modern theatre syllabus offered by the ISTD. (Children like the music specially created for the exercises, like “my body” and “catch and throw”)
Young kids are starting to be multi dance genres capable which is now a “must have“in the dance industry.

Class description
Primary modern is taught for ½ hour 2 weekly at the end of the classical ballet lesson
4 months prior to the examination they will be required to attend exam preparation classes once a week.
The syllabus work is fun and requires the student to be aware of the differing rhythms ,accents and moods.

Grades 1 -6 (Children’s Level)

As they progress in their training they are introduced to more music genres, the history and the related dance styles. Appreciation for world music as well as western styles like rock and blues becomes more apparent.

World Music – I mean different styles –non western like African tribal / Calypso/ South Asian

To make them realize and appreciate the strenuous and very disciplined ballet training has taken their dance ability to higher levels and competence.

Class description

1 hour per week
Attend extra lessons to prepare for exams
Ballet and modern dance students are always selected for commercial and stage and Television performances. They are generally much stronger dancers, are quicker to pick up steps in choreographic works.

Vocational Levels

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced 1
  • Advanced 2

To take students at these levels for competitions at the international levels. At international classical ballet competitions dancers are required to perform non classical pieces to show their versatility
Aurora students and teachers have won gold and silver medals for modern lyrical / Jazz and hip hop competitions in Australia, The United States and The Philippines
On completion of the advanced 2 students can audition for full time undergraduate courses majoring in contemporary dance in colleges overseas.
Some commercial choreographic projects are passed to advanced students. They are expected to actively be involved with the selection of music, choreography, training of dancers and the creation of costumes for the project. Many of these students are between the ages of 16 – 19.

Class Description
2 x weekly

Associate with the ISTD
Advanced students are also trained for their first professional teaching examination.


The term dancesport applies only to the International Style of competitive ballroom (often referred to as Standard or Modern) dancing and Latin dancing. Today, it includes the following style categories:

  • Standard
  • Latin American
  • Ten Dance

These categories apply to both individual couples and formation dance.

Dancesport at Aurora Dance School
We open this course to our Classical and Modern Dance students. Our classes are fast paced as students have ballet and modern dance training.
Some of our Advanced ballet & modern students take up dance sport to perform in corporate functions, compete in their free time and as a stamina building activity.

Examination Bodies

  • IDTA International Dance Teachers Association UK
  • WDC World Dance Council UK

Competitions and Showdances
Aurora students compete at all levels in local and International dance sport championships a few times a year.


Students take the medal tests annually under the IDTA or the WDC organization.

Social Ballroom Dancing

This course is offered to adults only
They are taught the Latin Dances and the Standard ballroom waltz, tango, fox trot and the quick step
Adults can also take medal tests for both ballroom standard and Ballroom Latin.

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Taipan SJ Studio
No 23, 2nd Floor,
Jalan USJ 10/1F,
Subang Jaya 47620
+6 03 56346984
Mobile: +6 016 3110249 / 349

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No 19-3, 3rd Floor,
Jalan PJU 5/9
Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara 47810

+6 03 74961913
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75C Jalan SS21/60
Uptown 47400
Damansara Utama 
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