Contemporary

Difficult to define, Contemporary dance is not a technique as much as a collection of methods and techniques found in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and more. The subject tends to be intricate and physical, and dancers learn to change levels and directions quickly and seamlessly; movements are smaller, faster and angular in appearance; movement is more internal, showing the dancer's strength, control and quickness of movements. Contemporary may deal with abstract concepts, images or emotional extremes. It capitalizes on the universal language of dance by using all types of movements, from stylized to pedestrian.

Class Information

All Contemporary students are required to wear dance attire (i.e. leotard, tights, dance pants) and no shoes. Adults may wear comfortable exercise attire, if attending the Adult class. Hair should be pulled back off of the face (i.e. pony tail). No jewelry. No gum.

Level

Age Guideline

Class Level Details

III
10+ years Beginner/Intermediate

Must be currently enrolled in a Ballet class

Recommended for students with previous Ballet, Jazz or Lyrical/Modern experience

IV
11+ years Intermediate

Teacher Approval

Must be currently enrolled in a Ballet class

Previous Contemporary III study

V
12+ years Advanced

Teacher Approval

Must be currently enrolled in a Ballet class

Previous Contemporary IV study

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