Contemporary Modern is an introduction to the fundamentals of Contemporary technique and vocabulary for the dance major with little or limited previous study and experience. Students receive instruction in basic contemporary technique designed to develop balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, endurance, and kinesthetic awareness. As students acquire strength and a basic understanding of these techniques, their study will expand to movement across the floor, simple dance combinations, improvisations, and solo/group work. Students will gain body awareness, increasing the student's ease and range of motion, and personal expression. This course will also include Pilates, Yoga, and Dancer Health (injury prevention/diet/health for dancers).
This Contemporary Modern dance class consists of floor warm-up, center floor exercises and combinations, locomotor exercises and combinations, improvisation and basic composition.
DRESS CODE: Leotard. Sports Bra, or Dance Top (fitted) ANY COLOR; Tights, leggings, or shorts; Hair Pulled Back; Shoes (per discretion of the student, bare feet is standard)