Contemporary Modern, Level 3 & 4, provides an intensified study of intermediate/advanced contemporary/modern technique and discussion in an explorative, creative, and disciplined environment.
Emphasis will be placed on continuing a strong foundation in technique in an effort to develop: ideal alignment; spinal/torso articulation; coordination; balance; strength and flexibility; endurance; multilevel and spatial awareness; a sense of weight; musicality; and dynamic use of space.
This course provides opportunity for challenging and complex movement combinations, progressions, and center work that require technical precision and a range of performance qualities.
Student curriculum will also include improvisations, solo/group work, and choreography. Contemporary 3 & 4 will culminate with the overall development of artistry and creative expression of the dancer, with a deepened understanding of the body as an instrument for expression. This course will also include an exploration of Pilates, Yoga, and Dancer Health (injury prevention/diet/health for dancers).