Contemporary and modern dance focus on the expression of emotion and personality through movement.
Modern and Contemporary Dance Technique
Modern and contemporary dance classes at Dance Unlimited are an opportunity for boundless technical development and self-expression with diverse and interesting choreography outside the scope of traditional ballet and jazz. Modern dance class elements focus on contraction and release, floor work, as well as fall and recovery techniques. Students also have the opportunity to experiment with unpredictable movement. Contemporary dance combinations and progressions put a unique twist on steps learned in traditional ballet and jazz classes.
At the completion of every school year, dancers showcase their modern and contemporary technique in the annual recital.
*Dancers should have completed at least one year in ballet and/or jazz to enroll. Initial placement is based on age. However, our staff is able to move dancers outside of this placement based on each dancer's ability. Dancers may remain at any one level for several years before advancement into a higher level, based on their instructor's recommendation.
Modern Dance Class Levels*
|Modern 1/2||Ages 8-10|
|Modern 3||Ages 10–12|
|Modern 4||Ages 11-14|
|Modern 5||Ages 11-14 (Teacher Approval Required)|
|Modern 6||Ages 14+|
|Modern 7||Ages 14+ (Teacher Approval Required)|
*Initial placement is based on age. However, our staff is able to move dancers outside of this placement based on each dancer's ability. Dancers may remain at any one level for several years before advancement into a higher level, based on their instructor's recommendation.
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"I love that the people at Dance U have become my family."
Dancewear Requirements for All Modern and Contemporary Classes**
- Tan or ballet pink tights
- Modern shoes
- Dance shorts or dance pants
- Black or dark athletic pants or shorts
- Jazz shoes or barefoot
**For your convenience, all required dance attire and shoes are available for purchase through Dance Unlimited. Please contact us for more information about ordering dancewear.
Have a question? Contact us at 207-623-0821 or via email and we will gladly help you enroll yourself or your dancer in the appropriate class.
Interested in trying a new style of dance? Join us for a free ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern or breakdancing class.