Technique Modern classes are offered in sequential Level-Based Classes with a curriculum from a variety of traditional Modern dance techniques such as Martha Graham, May O’Donnell, Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey and Merce Cunningham. The Modern curriculum will develop a strong dancer with a clear understanding of a diverse modern vocabulary, body alignment, articulation of the spine, strength in floor work, flexibility and a confidence in their own relationship with movement. Grounded in a strong knowledge of their technique, dancers will explore performance quality and individual expression to develop their own artistic voice.
BEGINNER PRE-TEEN MODERN (5th - 7th)
No previous experience required. This class is geared for Pre-Teens who are interested in Modern dance. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of Modern, which include body alignment, articulation of spine, strength in floor work and a confidence in their own relationship with movement. A perfect introductory class or refresher.
Students will continue to work on advancing their Modern skills with a higher level of understanding of Modern vocabulary and curriculum. Focus is on proper execution of Modern technique, strength, flexibility and body alignment. Additional attention is given articulation of the spine, control in floor work, traveling, jumps and musicality. 3-4 prior years of Ballet required.
Our highest level Modern students will continue to build on a more advanced technical class while fine tuning their musicality, attention to quality and artistry. The class incorporates prior vocabulary and curriculum into more challenging combinations. Students must have a mastery of Modern vocabulary and technique to enroll in this class. By teacher placement only.