Modern dance is the exploration of the basic elements of dance: time, space, energy, relationships and the coordination of our bodies. It builds on the student’s natural creativity to develop an understanding of the essence of all dance forms. Strong technique, strength, flexibility, and nurturing the love of dance is the goal of our modern dance program. Styles taught include: Martha Graham, Horton, Cunningham, Humphrey-Limon and Release techniques as well as the Arve and GAGA techniques.
Modern 1 introduces the basics of modern dance and encourages creative study through improvisation techniques.
Modern 2 deepens skills and choreographic understanding while focusing on pirouettes in various forms as well as strengthening through core work, jumps and leaps.
Modern 3 will focus on technique and is the stepping stone for more advanced modern work. Concurrent registration in a ballet class is required at this level and above.
Modern 4 will consist of intermediate modern technique. This is an extended time class which presents material at a challenging pace.
Modern 5 will consist of advanced modern technique. This class demands a mature approach to the understanding of movement and the principles of choreography.