Modern (for ages 9 & older)
A style of free and expressive theatrical dancing not bound by the classical rules of ballet. A form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.
The study of various techniques; Horton, Graham, and Release. Students develop an understanding of movement in relation to space, time, and energy through movement practice and experimentation and become familiar with body awareness, movement control, body parts, placement, and movement quality.
Contemporary Dance (for ages 8 & older)
Contemporary dance is the blending of different dance styles (ballet, modern, jazz, etc.) stressing versatility and self-expression. Contemporary dancers focus on awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, and efficiency of muscle use and safe body alignment. Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation. It focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use and safe body alignment.
Dress code for Modern & Contemporary Dance
tight fitting black shirt w/ leotard or sports bra underneath or black leotard, (no 2 piece outfits), black footless tights, leggings or black jazz or yoga pants. Hair must be pulled back into a neat, secure ponytail. Modern dancers will train barefoot. Contemporary Dancers will train with jazz shoes(oxfords, sneakers or pull on) or ballet shoes