In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well.
This course is open to children, teens and adults. Children's Beginning Contemporary must be registered in Children's Ballet II and in order to take Children's Intermediate Contemporary, students must be registered in Ballet III or IV. Please discuss with the Artistic Director.
Any style leotard, pink or black tights, jazz shorts, jazz pants, sweats or leggings. For the class, students will be required to perform bare foot, however may require a specific shoe for a performance. Hair must be up in a pony tail or pulled off face.
*Please purchase the required shoe, if asked by the instructor, due to the fact that it will be used for any performance opportunites and recitals.