Modern, jazz and classical dance come together in our contemporary classes. Work on your agility, technique and artistic expression.
Ages: grade 4 – teens
Incorporating elements of classical, modern and jazz our contemporary dance classes develop and explore movement with a focus on strength, coordination and performance
Our dance teachers bring their own distinctive approaches to their classes by drawing on their own background and training delivering classes that explore the principles of contemporary dance - alignment, suspension, rebound, release, contraction, control, momentum, elevation and clarity of movement. In this class students dance with bare feet, practice short movement phrases that promote organic movement and learn longer sequences to develop the skill of picking up new choreography with ease
About OTM Contemporary Dance classes
We teach a systematic and progressive syllabus that incorporates the following techniques within every class:
Warm up and cool down
Skillful change of levels
Elevation (leaps, jumps etc)
Travelling sequence (moving across the room using a range of techniques]
Changes of direction or turns
Isolation (a coordination skill where different body parts move simultaneously and independently from each other)
Please note: these classes are physically demanding. It is recommended that students commit to attending a class for at least 12 months to learn the necessary skills for a robust contemporary dance technique.
What to wear
A short or long sleeved tee-shirt
Leggings, shorts or tracksuit pants
Hair tied off the face
Classes for Term 1
Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm Contemporary Grade 4-6 *
Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm Contemporary Year 7-9
Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm Contemporary Year 9-12
*Class full. Contact us for other options, or to be waitlisted.