Modern Dance

Modern is a combination of two styles, Jazz and Contemporary. The SABOD (South African Body of Dance) syllabus gives the dancer an excellent background to both styles whilst also equipping them with the basic technique of dance. Jazz is normally to fast music and has many accents, isolations and dynamics. There is a certain attitude needed for jazz. Contemporary is normally to slower music and has a more expressive style with softer movements, contractions and beautiful lines. In the exams the dancers are also taught various Modern theatre styles such as: Bollywood, Grease, Footloose, Hairspray, Latino and African, to name a few.

Exams have various exercises at the barre, floor and centre and different combinations. Once a dancer has passed an exam, they are able to go up to the next level.

With the exam classes dancers can one day obtain their Modern Dance Teacher’s Certificate.

Modern dance fee structure

Studio registration fee: R300/annum
1 x 30 min class per week R350 per month
1 x 45 min class per week R400 per month
1 x 1 hour class per week R450 per month
Advanced Students
(Grade 12 – Associate, age 16 and up)
1 x 1 hour practical
1 x 30 min theory
 R700 per month


Modern dance instructors at Core Studios

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Chad Keet

Chad Keet

Pilates and Dance instructor, Massage Therapist

My love for dance and movement led me to obtain a Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training certificate through Body Arts and Science International in 2009; I had found that Pilates strengthened me as a dancer and is an amazing form of cross training. I also qualified in therapeutic and sports massage.

Services overview

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Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. 


Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact exercises using specialised equipment. 


Biokinetics is an exercise therapy profession that exclusively prescribes individulaised exercise and physical activity for rehabilitation and promotion of health and quality of life.


Yoga is an ancient practice that may have originated in India. It involves movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a targeted massage approach that focuses on specific areas of the body that are in need of healing or relief.

Modern Dance

Modern dance is a broad genre of western concert or theatrical dance which included dance styles such as ballet, folk, ethnic, religious, and social dancing.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop dance is a fusion dance genre that incorporates elements of popping, locking, breaking, jazz, ballet, tap dancing and other styles.

Take care of your mind, your body will thank you.

Take care of your body, your mind will thank you.

-Debbie Hampton