Modern dance was created as a direct response to ballet by refusing aspects of classical ballet and breaking away from structured movements. This class has been designed to introduce the many styles of modern mainly Horton, Release technique, Graham, and Improvisation. Emphasis is placed on alignment, balance, strength and flexibility to enhance proper dance technique. The students will learn floor work, weight shifting and traveling, and practice dynamic, expressive interpretations of movement. They will explore an organic approach to dance feeling through movements as the body naturally intended. Students wills leave the class feeling stronger, quicker, and it will be shown in other forms of dance.
Intermediate I ages 9-12 Must concurrently be enrolled in a ballet class.
Intermediate II: Ages 13 and up. Must be concurrently enrolled in a ballet class.