Jazz dance combines rhythm, expression and technique with aspects of a variety of popular and street music, using the body as an instrument to interpret the various styles.

Forms of Jazz include the rhythmic and stylish Modern Jazz, incorporating lyrical and contemporary styles and the classical lines of Jazz Ballet.The CSTD Modern Jazz syllabus was conceived and developed by prominent Australian dance educators, Sandra Breen and Rachelle Conroy in association with many of Australia’s leading choreographers.

We are so proud to be able to offer the CSTD (commonwealth society teachers dance) syllabus here at BDC the only studio currently in the UK to offer this. The syllabus is challenging and exciting and really keeps the dancers motivated and ambitious. We have sister schools in the Philippines, China and Malaysia which ensures that we are always exploring new techniques and methods and our teachers and students are forever being educated in not only technique but discipline, etiquette and culture. Our modern jazz program starts from age 6 and we offer an education in Modern Jazz up to a full teaching diploma. We hold examinations once a year that are not compulsory.