Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD)
This is one of the great International Dance Societies proudly serving Dance for over 77 years providing examinations in all major dance disciplines from Tinies to Teacher qualifications throughout Australia and the Asian Pacific region.
Through the CSTD, DLDC teach the following syllabi:
PMJ, JMJ, MJ1 – 8 – Modern Jazz CSTD exam syllabus class
Students are taught the syllabi for each level progressing from Pre Modern Jazz (PMJ) and Junior Modern Jazz (JMJ) then on to Modern Jazz One to Eight (MJ1 – 8). The final levels of this syllabi culminate in students of 17 years of age and over gaining their teacher’s qualifications. Students jazz work is guaranteed to strengthen whilst bodies become more flexible. Coordination and style are strongly developed. This is the syllabus which led 2 out of the 3 winners from So You Think You Can Dance to their great success. Highly recommended for all students who love different jazz styles and strong jazz technique.
Tinies Tap and Level 1 Tap -Tap examinations for younger children
Small children are taught the basic technique of tapping through set exercises at the barre and across the dance floor. Their training at these levels culminates in their ability to complete short tap dances to music keeping timing and rhythm. Students can be entered for CSTD examinations annually.
EBM to AGStar tap medal levels – Tap examinations for older children
All levels beginning with ‘E’ (eg EBM) are Elementary levels suitable for younger students. Levels beginning with ‘I’ (eg IBM) are Intermediate levels for late primary school and early high school age students. The ‘A’ levels (eg ABM) are Advanced levels for students usually aged 14-16 years and up to teacher’s diploma levels (17 yrs +). At each level, students are taught the technique suitable enough to challenge them at their age levels.