Modern Dance

Modern Dance is designed to build a vocabulary base that inspires each student to discover their creative expression. Dancers experience the fun of exploring shape, size, speed and different levels in space through fun exercises and experiments. They will cultivate a strong sense of self-awareness by moving through space alone as well as with others and become comfortable responding with movement either with or without music. The experience is enhanced by the immediate response and collaboration of live accompaniment.

 For dance class attire, please visit our Dance Department page under “FAQs”

Please note: some dance classes are closed to new enrollments mid year as the students begin work

on collaborative choreography for their spring concert.

Contemporary Dance

A flow-based class that borrows from jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Contemporary Dance class will start with a floor warm-up that will progress into task-based improvisation. Movement patterns across the floor or in the center that repeat on each side will move into a longer combination that will connect all previous aspects of class. This emotionally expressive dance class will push today’s boundaries of movement in an uplifting, supportive, and motivating environment.

Modern Dance

Modern Dance is designed to build a vocabulary base  of Modern Dance technique, grounded in ballet and informed by modern techniques from Graham, Limon, Cunnigham, Horton, and more. Practice and play inspires and allows for each student to discover their creative expression through movement as an individual and in groups.  Dancers experience the fun of exploring shape, size, speed and different levels in space through fun exercises and experiments. They will cultivate a strong sense of self-awareness by moving through space alone as well as with others and become comfortable responding with movement either with or without music. The experience is enhanced by the immediate response and collaboration of live accompaniment.