This modern form of dance has its beginnings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a response to classical ballet. This style of creative dance involves a broader range of natural movements than those found in ballet and emphasis is placed on movement that is an expression of emotion. Students in Contemporary Dance class will explore contraction, release, falls, floor work, jumps, turns and improvisational movement.
Contemporary Dance is suitable for beginner to advanced dancers who would like to expand their movement vocabulary and creative expression. This class is highly recommended for ballet dancers who are taking two or more classes per week as a means to help with muscle development and performance versatility.
Note: Contemporary dancers level III and up are required to also take at least one ballet class per week at their level.