Modern and Lyrical
Introduction to Modern:
This class is by invitation only. This class is a prerequisite to Modern 1 and Lyrical 1. Students must have experience in ballet and jazz. Modern dance incorporates a variety of classical disciplines and in some cases, pedestrian actions to create expressive movement. Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Movement is drawn from emotions felt through song lyrics. Dancers will learn how to feel and portray emotions through movement and breathe. This class will not perform in the spring recital. 45 minute class.
This style of dance focuses on the use of floor work, opposition, gravity and body weight (in conjunction with safe and appropriate body alignment) in order to creatively explore one’s dance space. Modern dance incorporates a variety of classical disciplines and in some cases, pedestrian actions to create expressive movement. Modern will perform in the spring recital. Must have Introduction to Modern to be considered for this class. 45 min. class.
Designed for intermediate to advanced students with a strong technical foundation. Students will build on their knowledge and foundations for ballet, jazz and modern dance to explore movement driven by individual expression and interpretation of music and sound for fluid or abstract story telling. Must have 1 year of Modern . 45 min. class.