Modern Dance


BDA Modern classes build on our dancers’ strong Ballet background.  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.

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Our dancers may begin Modern as early as 5th grade.  Classes are technical yet fun and students are able to participate in the BDA exam program.


Our major levels incorporate more complex technique with an emphasis on our students’ own choreography.  Advanced dancers also have the option of adding a special Modern Workshop class that builds on individual style and teamwork skills.


Miss Emilie started dancing at the age of three in Kirkland.  When her family moved to Kent she enrolled at The British Dancing Academy where she stayed for ten years furthering her passion for dance. At the BDA, Miss Emilie studied all styles of dance offered and grew to know that this was what she wanted to do for the

Miss. Sally started her dancing journey at age six in North Yorkshire England, where she studied jazz, tap, ballet and modern. She knew at a very early age that she wanted to dance and eventually become a dancing teacher. To help realize this dream she attended a professional dance College in London for three years, continuing to study all aspects