Contemporary Dance

NEW INTRODUCTORY COURSE 

Thursday 6pm-7pm

Ages 9+

This course has been designed by our new contemporary team to start a dancer on the 'right foot' with contemporary dance ... more details from NDC Reception.

 

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OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

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 style stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

Pioneers of contemporary dance include Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. These contemporary dancers all believed that dancers should have freedom of movement, allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings.

Our classes follow all these principals and are excellent for strength, suppleness and expression.