CONTEMPORARY, IMPROVISATION, AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Contemporary dance is a fusion of different dance styles, including ballet, modern, jazz, theatre, and even hip hop! Contemporary movement can be limited only by the imagination.
Our contemporary classes will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises, as well as improvisation techniques. Technical exercises will condition the body for strength and flexibility, and will encourage individual artistry and expressiveness.
Improvisation is often a generator of contemporary movement and the basis of choreography and composing works. Improvisational exercises will be utilized to bring out each dancers' compositional and artistic abilities.
Class placements are based on prior experience and technique. A background of ballet or jazz technique is required for placement in advanced contemporary classes.
Contemporary 1: A class appropriate for dancers ages 11-15 with prior experience in ballet, lyrical, or jazz. Dancers will learn to manipulate technique and use expressive movements drawing from hip hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance to create emotive choreography.
Contemporary 2: This class is ages 14+ with experience in ballet, contemporary, jazz, or technique. In this class students will continue to use technique fused with other styles of dance and explore different choreographic styles in an emotive and expressive way, as well as contribute to the creative process.
Modern Dance: A class for students ages 11+ with experience in ballet, jazz, or technique. This class will teach the tenants of modern dance and perform choreography which explores the many styles within the genre. Emphasis is placed on remaining grounded and finding your core.
Improvisation and Choreography: A class for students ages 11+ who want to work on developing their artistic voice and exploring different ways of moving through space