Contemporary dance is a dance performance genre that developed during the mid twentieth century. Originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many other different styles of dance.
In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to combine the strong and controlled legwork of ballet with modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance.
This class is for those students who have a firm grasp of the style and can handle being taught choreography at a quicker pace. This class is not suitable for beginners to this style of dance - it’s advisable to have some beginner lessons first!