January-JUne 2017 Contemporary

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Combines both modern and lyrical styles of dance.  Dancers will make emotional and physical connections to music by using their body for personal expression and interpretation.

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February 17, 2017 9:01 PM

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Intro
Contemporary
Ages 7 & up

Suited for young creative dancers, this class is a fun and imaginative study using modern technique. The focus will be on alignment, balance, coordination, and movement development while learning contemporary and modern techniques. Students will also experiment with improvisation and creating movement phrases that explore their creative sides. Performance exercises increase spatial and kinesthetic awareness.

Male Attire:  Non-restrictive, athletic clothing.
Female Attire: Black leggings that cover the knees are required.
Shoes:  Class is done in bare feet.

 
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Contemporary 2

Using emotion, imagery, and dance technique, this class allows for expansion of self-expression and a greater sense of how the body moves. Emphasis is placed on alignment, balance, strength, and flexibility to enhance proper dance technique. Dancers study floor work, weight shifting, patterns, traveling, jumping, turning, and practice dynamic, expressive interpretations of movement. 

Requirements: Must have recommendation of Contemporary 1 instructor or tryout.

Male Attire:  Non-restrictive, athletic clothing.
Female Attire: Black leggings that cover the knees are required.
Shoes:  Class is done in bare feet.

Contemporary 3

This is an advanced, fast-paced technique class that focuses on self-expression and specification of movement. All aspects listed in Contemporary 1 and 2 plus qualitative movement, inversions, and beginner partnering skills are covered throughout the year. Students will focus on a variety of techniques such as Graham and Limon.  Class usually performs two numbers in the recital.

Requirements: Must have instructor recommendation from Contemporary 2 or tryout.

Male Attire:  Non-restrictive, athletic clothing.
Female Attire: Black leggings that cover the knees are required.
Shoes:  Class is done in bare feet.