Drawing from both Classical Ballet and Modern dance, Contemporary dance is an abstract form of movement that focuses on emotional expression and storytelling. Influenced by the likes of Merce Cunningham and Twyla Tharp, this transcendent form of dance has reached new heights of popularity thanks to T.V. shows, such as So You Think You Can Dance. A strong technical foundation is necessary to execute often inverted or “rule-breaking” steps and combinations, and students are advised to enroll in Ballet classes alongside this course.
In this Advanced Beginner-level class for dancers between the ages of 10 and 17, you will expand on the fundamentals covered in beginner-level classes, including: Floor work, contract and release, basic technique (plies, tendu, Port de bras, etc.), improvisation exercises/interpretive movement, musicality, and emotional connection.
This class is suitable for students with 1 year of Beginner Contemporary experience.
Fitted black tank top or leotard
Fitted black dance shorts, or leggings
1) Tan footless or convertible tights (optional to be worn with shorts) NO FOOTED TIGHTS
2) Bare feet
French braid, TIGHT high pony tail, or bun (hair should not have to be adjusted in the middle of class)
NO JEWELRY (exception: stud earrings and medical alert jewelry)
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