Use of weight, breath and space is emphasized in this course. Live accompaniment on piano and percussion allows the dancer to understand the close bond between music and dance. Modern dance is also defined as "creative dance", often including the use of imagery, improvisation and personal expression.
Emphasis on development of flexibility, strength, fluidity and basic dance vocabulary; learning to move to a variety of rhythms and qualities of movement.
Building upon elementary principles to include more complex patterns and movement variations; learning and practicing more refined dance technique.
or the highly skilled dancer. Intensified training of the student with focus on highly stylized and complex movement combinations geared to challenge technical ability and performance quality.