Contemporary dance is a form of dance growing in popularity in recent years. It combines the beauty of ballet and some of the technique, with the freedom and creativity of modern dance. Contemporary’s predecessor, Lyrical, focused on interpreting the lyrics of the music in the movement of the dance. Contemporary often interprets the overall feeling or storyline of the music, and sometimes can also follow a storyline that is a creation of the choreographer.
Younger students are encouraged to take ballet and learn the basic techniques required, before venturing into contemporary. Contemporary classes will perform a dance in the spring recital and Contemporary competition groups are available by audition only.