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.
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