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I.S.T.D Modern Classes

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I.S.T.D Modern Classes

From 4 Years +

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.  Our I.S.T.D Modern Classes incorporate the use of travelling steps, high kicks, leaps, and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.

Why choose this class?

At Makin’ Steps, we have been teaching the I.S.T.D Modern Classes Dance syllabus for more than 20 years and offer the very best modern training in Harlow. Students are taught the set exercises, appropriate to their age/grade, that they will repeat routinely in preparation for examinations. Our qualified dance teaching faculty has over 20 years of experience in teaching the I.S.T.D Modern Classes.

Theses modern lessons are specifically designed to give you training and an understanding of the modern theatre technique whilst giving you a fun and enjoyable style of exercise. Classes will lengthen and strengthen your muscles, improve breathing and body alignment.  We offer examination and free-work classes according to personal preferences for pupils from 4 years up to adults.

Makin’ Steps classes are suitable for those looking to attend modern as an enjoyable hobby, as well as those pupils wishing to pursue a career in the performing arts.

EST. in 1984 – with over 30 yrs experience teacher over 20k students to date

All classes taught by I.S.T.D & LAMDA qualified teachers – two of the world’s leading dance & acting examination boards. We ONLY use qualified teachers

Excellent facilities at the school

No joining fee, No term fees, No long-term commitments

Industry working dancers/choreographers and teachers who have worked with some of the world’s biggest stars make up our experienced team.

Not a franchise

A family run, friendly, welcoming and confidence building school. Choose the right class for you and change your life.

Plenty of fantastic performance opportunities with our shows, local performances and displays.

Great exercise and fitness benefits

What do I need for my first lesson?

When you arrive at Makin’ Steps (you can find our contact details here), you will be met by our door staff. They will provide you with a starters letter and you will then be taken into one of our studios for your class. Please wear something comfortable to move in – for example, a t-shirt, leggings, tracksuit or similar. Please bring yourself a non-drink, towel and hair tied back if long.

Class Teachers

Makin’ Steps tutors are experienced, fully qualified and CRB registered professionals who are experts in their teaching fields. Our principle teachers have worked alongside top artists such as Kylie Minogue & Robbie Williams on TV shows such as MTV & The Brits Awards and also choreographed for TV shows such as Top Of The Pops and Strictly Come Dancing. This experience and knowledge combined with qualifications from one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards is what sets Makin’ Steps a part from many other local schools. We feel that our pupils should be receiving the highest possible training with experts in each and every class we offer. Like all sport activities dance requires not only knowledge of “steps and combinations”, but also a great understanding of the anatomy, health and safety and student welfare. We strongly believe it takes more than just someone who can dance to be a dance teacher! This is why our team has spent many years training to become qualified teachers, so you can be safe in the knowledge that every student who walks through our doors will receive a professional, structured, safe and ultimately fun class for years to come.

Sounds perfect… do I join? 

To join, just click the button below to complete the registration form. Alternatively, email us at or call us on 07972346862 – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Event Hours(5)

  • Monday Small Hall

    18.15 - 19.00

    Grade 3
    8 - 11yrs

  • Wednesday Small Hall

    17.00 - 17.45

    Grade 5
    13yrs +

  • Wednesday Small Hall

    17.45 - 18.45

    Grade 6
    13yrs +

  • Wednesday Small Hall

    18.45 - 19.45

    16yrs +

  • Saturday Blue Room

    12.45 - 13.30

    Grade 1
    5 -7yrs