Modern Classes

Dive into the creative and challenging world of modern dance. Explore the fundamental movement patterns of the BrainDance, the elements of dance, develop dance technique, and create, collaborate, and choreograph. As dancers gain experience the techniques of counterbalance, weight-sharing, partnering, and lifts are introduced. Modern dance strengthens the body and mind as students become skilled movers and choreographers.

Dance is communication, and so the great challenge is to speak clearly, beautifully, and with inevitability.

~ Martha Graham

 


 

Creative Modern

Grades 1-3

A class for dancers ready to experience more technique and skill development while continuing to have fun improvising and choreographing.

Clothing

Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance shorts, t-shirts, leggings, stretch pants, bare feet, hair should be pulled back from the face.

Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2014: Creative Modern Class Schedule

Grades 1-3

Tues: Grades 1-2 4:00-5:15 Angelica DeLashmette Lower Studio Register
Wed: Grades 1-3 5:00-6:15 Rebecca Schroeder Lower Studio Register
Sat: Grades 1-3 11:30-12:45 Anne Green Gilbert Upper Studio FULL
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $224

 


Modern I

Grades 2-3

Exploring movement concepts, developing dance technique and skills, and composing dances strengthens the body and mind and helps older dancers become skilled movers and choreographers. Live Accompaniment.

Clothing

Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance shorts, t-shirts, leggings, stretch pants, bare feet, hair should be pulled back from the face.

Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2014:  Modern I Class Schedule

Mon: Grades 2-3 4:15-6:15 Anne Green Gilbert Upper Studio Register
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $296

 


Modern II

Grades 4-5

Exploring movement concepts, developing dance technique and skills, and composing dances strengthens the body and mind and helps older dancers become skilled movers and choreographers. Live Accompaniment.

Clothing

Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance shorts, t-shirts, leggings, stretch pants, bare feet, hair should be pulled back from the face.

Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2014:  Modern II Class Schedule

Tues: Grades 4-5 4:15-6:15 Rebecca Schroeder Upper Studio FULL
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $296

 


Modern III

Grades 6-7

Exploring movement concepts, developing dance technique and skills, and composing dances strengthens the body and mind and helps older dancers become skilled movers and choreographers. Live Accompaniment.

Clothing

Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance shorts, t-shirts, leggings, stretch pants, bare feet, hair should be pulled back from the face.

Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2014:  Modern III Class Schedule

Thurs: Grades 6-7 4:15-6:15 Terry Goetz Upper Studio Register
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $296

 


Modern IV

Grade 8 and up

Exploring movement concepts, developing dance technique and skills, and composing dances strengthens the body and mind and helps older dancers become skilled movers and choreographers. Live Accompaniment.

Clothing

Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance shorts, t-shirts, leggings, stretch pants, bare feet, hair should be pulled back from the face.

Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2014:  Modern IV  Class Schedule

Wed: Grades 8+ 4:15-6:15 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $296