Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. The term “contemporary” is somewhat misleading: it describes a genre that developed during the mid-20th century and is still very popular today. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

Class Etiquette:

  • Dancers may not wear jewelry, other than pierced ear studs, in class or rehearsal.
  • Be willing and prepare to explore new and different movements.
  • You must be courteous, respectful, and polite to all officials, hosts, teachers, and coaches. It’s important to be on your best behavior. Encourage and compliment other dancers in your class.

What do we focus on?

  • Ballet Technique
  • Explore body movement
  • Explore emotion
  • Transitions and floorwork
  • Warm-up
  • Across the floor
  • Combination

What should you wear?

Something you feel comfortable in but still shows off your body lines, normally barefoot


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