CONTEMPORARY

OVERVIEW

Contemporary is a hybrid of ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles. It is a ballet-based technique that allows a greater range of movement than the strict body lines and foot work in traditional schools of ballet. Contemporary exposes dancers to a wide range of techniques that fosters versatility. This class focuses on centering, strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance, proper placement, body alignment, fluidity and emotion. The dancer learns to let the music and their own passion guide the movement. The class consists of a warm up with stretching, floor barre, centre work, and a full dance routine at the end of the class which is all set to contemporary music.

ELEMENTS
  • Warm-Up
  • Technique
  • Across the floor
  • Combinations
  • Improvisation
LEVELS
  • Levels II-IV
PRE REC
  • Must master skill sets required in each level prior to moving up. All upper level classes must have instructor approval.
WHAT TO WEAR?
  • TOPS
  • Leotard or fitted top
  • BOTTOMS
  • Bike shorts, tights, or fitted leggings
  • SHOES
  • Tan or black jazz shoes
  • HAIR
  • Tied back in a bun