Contemporary dance encourages self expression, natural movement and personal interpretation. This style combines elements of several dance genres including Modern, Jazz, Lyrical and Classical Ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
The ATOD Contemporary Dance System of Training
This System of Training has been developed to give students a solid foundation in this unique dance style which is fast moving and ever-evolving. It is suitable for inclusion in mainstream dance studios and is a unique opportunity for all dance students and their teachers to experience contemporary training of the highest standard.
The programme includes eight levels which progress systematically and is structured for students from nine to ten years of age with classical ballet training.
The System of Training includes:
- extensive teaching notes on the technical aspects and attributes of each exercise and movement and an accompanying DVD with voice-over instruction as a teaching aid.
- a comprehensive warm up, stretches, floor work, articulation of limbs, turns, travelling and jumps and use of safety foot in and out of the floor.
The programme provides a solid base for potential future work in dance companies and is designed to technically develop students to reach their full potential, whether on a recreational, professional or teaching level.
In Contemporary, I love the freedom of movement, the variety of styles and how movements flow into one another.
Contemporary Dance can be challenging both physically and emotionally and it pushes the boundaries of dance and forces audiences to think and take chances.
Contemporary Dance is good for your body, mind and soul!