Modern Dance Classes
What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.Twyla Tharp
Modern Dance uses modern, ballet and jazz based steps to emphasize emotional portrayal of a story or event. This supports the modern dance movement used in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, where the exploration of movement is based on letting emotion lead. It also uses the opposite qualities of suspension and gravity in interpreting the music. Modern is based on many styles, including the Contemporary styles of Jose Limon, Paul Taylorand Martha Graham.
Today’s Companies including “Ballet BC” and TV shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance” performances are based on a mixture of Ballet and Modern as the story or feeling of the pieces appeal to general audiences.
In our Dance Academy the students are introduced to important current choreographers as they develop this very important genre of Modern Dance.
The students that are in the competitive level will participate in three to four competitions over the course of the dance season showcasing their performance in the studio year-end show.