Contemporary Dance


Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance is very interpretive in its choreography and often focuses on emotions and storytelling, can be performed barefoot, with pointe shoes and with or without music. Contemporary almost defies description because it can be balletic or wholly abstract, jazz-influenced or lyrical, structured or unconventional. Modern dance pioneers such as Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham paved the way for a new contemporary technique and vocabulary to flourish and influence how we dance.

Contemporary continues to grow in popularity due, in part, to its accessibility to dancers. The freedom of movement that contemporary allows, affords dancers with less training or technique to still enjoy dance without the need for perfect turnout or nice feet. That isn’t to say that contemporary is in any way inferior to ballet. Contemporary can be challenging both physically and emotionally and it pushes the boundaries of dance and forces audiences to think and take chances.

Mini Contemporary

This fun and informative class is for students who would like to develop their skills; building confidence, improving technique and increasing dance vocabulary. Students are taught how to relay story and emotion into their dancing.

Junior Contemporary

This class is designed to expand a student’s knowledge and performance skills. You will work further on technique and learning the dynamics of movement phrasing.

Pre Intermediate and Intermediate Contemporary

These classes are for students who are competent in contemporary or ballet. Dancers will work to develop artistic expression, presence and understand intention.

Advanced Contemporary

This class is for the older teenager with several years of solid dance training, who enjoys a challenging class with emphasis on music complexity, dynamic movement, performance and emotional connection while being able to carry more mature themes in their dancing.

Class Options

Term Fees Apply
In studio ballet lessons

Our In-studio classes are conducted in our fully equipped dance studios. You will join other students of the same level as you for your classes.

Lesson Duration: 1hr

BD 7 Per Class
Virtual ballet classes

By taking a virtual class with us you can dance from the comfort of your own home. Students who take these classes will not be considered for examinations and must understand that the teacher’s attention will have to be focused more on the students in the studio.

Lesson Duration: 1hr

BD 20 per lesson
Private Ballet Lessons
Private 1:1 In-Studio

By booking a private lesson you will have the teachers undivided attention which means that you will progress a lot faster than you would in a shared class.

Lesson Duration: 1hr
BD 30 per lesson
Private in home ballet lessons
Private 1:1 At Home

You will have the teachers undivided attention which means that you will progress a lot faster in the comfort of your own home.

Lesson Duration: 1hr


From what age can someone start contemporary?

From age 6 and onwards.

Is there a uniform required?

Yes, our official uniform is available from the boutique at Victoria Dance Studios.

Are there exams for contemporary dance?

Yes, we follow the IDTA contemporary dance syllabus.

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