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Photo - Jen Harden
Modern
Modern dance encourages dancers to use their emotions and moods to design their own steps and routines.

It is not unusual for modern dancers to invent new steps for their routines, instead of following a structured code of technique, as in ballet.

Another characteristic of modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement. A modern dancer rejects the classical ballet stance of an upright, erect body, often opting instead for deliberate falls to the floor.

Note:  You must be at a grade 5 ballet level to take this class.

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
  • Hair up and out of face – Bun or Pony Tail.
  • 12 years and up may wear dance shorts and sports bra (optional)