Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres, including  jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.  A contemporary dance composition can feature a wide variety of dance techniques, reflecting the melting pot nature of the style.

The contemporary style places a heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, with dancers being encouraged to explore their emotions through dances that push against traditional boundaries. This style of dance often involves a great deal of playing with balance, floorwork, fall and recovery, and improvisation.  Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet.


Wardrobe Requirements for MODERN/CONTEMPORARY


Attire:  studio leotard (Capezio #CC202), dance shorts and black footless tights or leggings

Shoes:  MODERN:  NO shoes, bare feet   CONTEMPORARY:  Foot Undeez

Hair:  off the neck in a secure bun or French braid (NO BANGS PLEASE)

Notes:  Additional coloured clothing may be worn over your leotard, but must be removed at instructor’s request.  Absolutely NO T-shirts are to be worn when in class.  On Ballet days, dancers may wear ballet tights to other classes as ballet tights MUST be worn to ALL ballet classes!



Attire:  black fitted t-shirt or tank top with black shorts

Shoes:  No shoes, bare feet

Hair:  combed and tidy