About Contemporary Dance Classes
Dance class provides a great physical outlet for kids of all ages, but it also provides life training. Dancers are often high achievers in all areas of their lives because of the discipline, focus, work ethic, and determination they hone in their training. Contemporary dance is a wonderful creative outlet for students as it provides technique with the exploration of expression through movement.
Contemporary Dance Classes
Contemporary dance class offers some of the same structure of ballet while combining the more improvisational feel of modern dance. Many dancers take contemporary dance classes as an addition to their training after having taken a few years of ballet or jazz. This style of dance allows for self-expression of each performer and the opportunity to move in a way that offers a bit more freedom. If your child has been itching to break the mold, enroll them in a class where they can experience floor work, changes in rhythm and speed, and more organic movements.
The Benefits of Dance Class
There are many benefits to enrolling your child in contemporary dance classes. Learning a routine helps to build a strong memory. Working with counts and measures helps to develop and integrate math skills. Performing short combinations in front of classmates helps to develop confidence and poise. Our hope is that dance class is a place your child can leave behind the stresses of school and friends, and learn to cope with them through movement. We believe giving your child the opportunity to experience dance classes will help enhance their personal growth.
Beginning (Clover) Contemporary: Ages 6-8
Intermediate (Irish) Contemporary: Ages 11+
Advanced Contemporary: Contact us for placement
Dress Code for Contemporary Classes:
- Tights & leotard (shorts & skirts allowed)
- Leggings & fitted tank tops
- Hair pulled back
- Very minimal jewelry
- Jazz shoes, pirouettes or ballet shoes
Traditionally, Jazz classes will perform 2-3 times per season. NSD will be looking for performance opportunities for Jazz classes as the circumstances around the pandemic change.
*** Advanced classes: competition @ Spotlight (Portland, OR), January 29-31, 2021