Dance

We offer a large range of dance classes and are confident that you will find one to suits your needs.  We believe that dance is for everyone; our pupils experience the joy of dancing. We encourage the children’s imagination and creativity.   We firmly believe that happy children learn more effectively, so we ensure that everyone enjoys themselves regardless of the dance style or standard.  We do not audition children.

Monument Dance Centre is the only private dance provider in Stirlingshire and one of three in Scotland which is SQA approved to enter students for SQA National Progression Award, Higher and Advanced Higher Dance and SQA NPA in Musical Theatre and National Certificate in Acting & Theatre Performance.

Although the atmosphere is relaxed and the emphasis is always on having fun, all pupils learn to work in a disciplined manner which ensures good progress and leads to the achievement of high performance standards.  Exams are not compulsory but those who choose to enter are given the very best coaching to help them prepare which means that our exam results are consistently excellent, 100% pass rate with many pupils gaining distinction.

By following the syllabus of both the RAD and ISTD our classes provide children with a wide variety of skills, physical and motor, and also aid cognitive and affective development.

Exams

Ballet – The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

Jazz/Modern & Tap – The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

ŸSQA Awards – All pupils studying at grade 4 level upwards will automatically be entered for the practical units of SQA NPA or Higher Dance with the option of completing the full awards by taking extra classes.

Pupils age 4 – 7 are presented for Performance Awards before the more formal exams at Grade 1 level.

Entrance to exams is at the teacher’s discretion.  All candidates must have the principal’s approval before entrance to any exam. We ask that parents and pupils respect our decisions regarding exam entries.

 

 

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MDC Timetable for August 2017

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Timetable for MPAS outreach branches

MPAS timetable

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Early Years from 16 months to 6 years

          Under our expert tuition children progress faster – children are placed in the correct level of class for their age  with activities designed with safe practice and care for the development of young minds and bodies. Our classes are held in our beautiful purpose built studios with special dance floor, …

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Juniors for children age 8 – 11 – Grades 1 – 4

Pupils should expect to do 18 – 24 months in each class, although pupils who have poor attendance may spend longer in each grade while those who show exceptional talent and commitment may progress at a quicker pace.  Pupils who show exceptional talent and commitment may progress quicker. due to our show which is held …

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Seniors S1 upwards – Grade 4 – 8

For students at secondary school we offer a range of classes; Venue –  – in the interest of health and safety, we consider that senior classes have to be held in purpose built dance studios, with specialist flooring, wall barres and mirrors – Monument Dance Centre offers a safe and pleasant environment. Ballet – The …

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Vocational and SQA courses

 Vocational Graded classes – For committed dancers, working at a faster pace leading to examinations which are recognised world wide as a basis for professional training. Students must also continue with their grades classes to cover the vocabulary of steps required for vocational work. RAD Ballet -includes pointe work  – ISTD Modern & Tap SQA …

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Adults – recreation and fitness

ADULT CLASSES  WE HAVE A RANGE OF ADULT CLASSES TO SUIT ALL ABILITIES. Special offers are available from time to time. Adults can wear comfortable clothing – leggings and a T-shirt or leotards for the brave and bare feet or thick socks – obviously tap shoes are required for tap but we may have a …

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MPAS outreach workshops

MPAS registered charity SC 041759 was set up to provide quality dance and drama tuition for all regardless of financial status. The partnership between MDC and MPAS allows dance classes to take place in rural locations where class numbers may be small, any profits made help to subsidise classes which are not financially viable and …

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Private Coaching, Parties and Events

Our dancers are available to perform at charity and corporate events as well as school events We can offer private coaching for exams, festivals, performances, auditions or fitness training. First dance for weddings – your choice of style and music Themed parties for birthdays and  Hen nights – we can supply an instructor to lead …

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