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. C level classes offered.
Intro to Modern is designed to transition the child from Preschool Dance to the Graded Levels. This class will challenge the child who has studied on a pre-school level while also serving to introduce beginning students to the modern dance form.
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.
Teen/Adult Modern 1 classes are designed for older students with little or no dance background who would like to begin the study of modern dance.
Teen/Adult Modern 2 level classes provide the opportunity to study the basic modern dance techniques and concepts in a professional environment. This is a faster moving class which is the perfect course for adults as well as older teens.