age 8 and up

Contemporary, or modern dance, was developed in the early 20th century as a reaction against the rigid techniques of ballet.  Pioneers, such as Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham, searched for ease of movement using the body’s natural lines and energy, allowing a greater range and fluidity of movement than conventional dance techniques.

Students are introduced to the basic elements of modern dance techniques, combining exercises to relax, lengthen, align and strengthen the body to prepare for movement combinations through space. The curriculum is designed to build skills and understanding through the full range of technical elements while nurturing a vigorous, joyful and expressive approach to dancing.

CSD_8297-57 - croppedStudents will also explore different choreographic principles fed by structured improvisations and creative projects.

We also offer ISTD Intermediate Foundations Contemporary examination syllabus classes. 

Please see current schedule for class times.

Maximum Class Size: 25 students