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Photo - Jen Harden
Contemporary
Originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance.

Contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance’s stress on the torso, and also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used. It sometimes also incorporates elements of non-western dance cultures such as elements from African dance including bent knees, or movements from the Japanese contemporary dance Butoh.

DRESS CODE

  • Body suit ( mandatory)
  • Tights (optional)
  • Tight fitting dance shorts or capris. (optional)
  • No jazz pants – must be able to see ankles (optional)
  • Barre Feet or Nude Foot Thong
  • Hair up and out of face – Bun or Pony Tail.
  • 12 years and up may wear dance shorts and sports bra (optional)