Contemporary dance is an expressive style that combines elements of several genres where dancers strive to connect the mind and body through fluid movements. We follow Ryan Jenkins' new syllabus and examining board “iD Dance" which allows pupils to progress through levels and gives the opportunity to take exams if they wish. In this class many components from different methods (including Graham, Cunningham and Limon techniques) are taught. This includes release, fall and recovery, direction changes, isolations, core strengthening, connecting with the floor and improvisation.
Main stream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fuelled its demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.
In this class pupils will learn things like cartwheels and roly-polys to more advanced techniques including balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, flexibility, contortion and strength. We follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus to ensure fun and safe progressions.