Modern Dance introduces students to the elements of dance: body, energy, space, and time. Through improvisation, the learning of a variety of modern dance techniques, and self-exploration, dancers develop an awareness of how to dance, how to create dance, how to express thought and ideas through movement, and how to control movement with the body, energy, space, and time. We will learn technique from modern dance pioneers such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Lester Horton, and others as well as current post-modern and release techniques. Dancers develop discipline, creative expression, team work, perseverance, and confidence in addition to improvisation and dance choreography skills.
Modern Classes available for the 2016-2017 Season:
- Level I (ages 6-8) – Monday 6:15-7:00pm
- Level II (ages 9-11) – Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
- Level III (ages 12+) – Thursday 5:45-6:45pm