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.
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.
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.
These classes are for students who are competent in contemporary or ballet. Dancers will work to develop artistic expression, presence and understand intention.
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.
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
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
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.
You will have the teachers undivided attention which means that you will progress a lot faster in the comfort of your own home.
From age 6 and onwards.
Yes, our official uniform is available from the boutique at Victoria Dance Studios.
Yes, we follow the IDTA contemporary dance syllabus.
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