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Modern Classes at Cavod

Cavod Performing Art’s Modern dance program combines strong ballet technique with freedom of movement and expression. Our modern classes pull from various well-known classical modern techniques and Post-Modern/Contemporary styles such as; Graham, Horton, Limon, and Release technique.

History of Modern Dance

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This genre of dance challenges dancers to take risks with their movement and to be creative. Focus is placed on balance, control, strength, flexibility, and interpretation of music through dance. Proper attention is given to student alignment using technical exercises designed to strengthen the lower and upper body. These exercises are often rooted in ballet technique, but have been adapted to modern movement.

Modern Dance Training at Cavod

Classes include initiating movement through the breath and use of the spine for contract and release movement. Class warm-up will work through parallel and turned-out positions, core initiation, use of the floor, head-tailbone-connection through plié, and building flexibility and strength. Center warm-up and across the floor consists of various runs, jumps, swinging movements, turns, quick direction changes, dropping your center of gravity, floor work that includes fall and recovery rolls, slides, and weight-bearing inversions.

Benefits of Modern Dance

Students will build improvisational skills, partnering skills, the use of the body to portray emotion, and choreographic skills in higher level classes.

Who is this class for?

We offer modern classes for ages 9 to adult, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.


Adult Modern

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Conditioning for Dancers

Conditioning for Dancers will direct dancers in ho

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Contemporary encompasses different elements of mod

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Modern 1

Modern 1 is an intro class teaching the foundation

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Modern 2

Modern 2 is a beginner class expanding on the foun

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Modern 3

Modern 3 is an intermediate class building off of

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Modern 4

Modern technique began in the 19th century as a re

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Modern Dance classes at Cavod blend ballet technique with freedom of movement and expression. Although the classes teach modern styles, the teachings are based on well-known classical modern techniques and Post-Modern/Contemporary styles in the same vein as Graham, Horton, Limon, and Release technique.   Click here to browse Cavod's other class offerings
Cavod offers a variety of Modern Dance Classes for different age groups and skill levels:
Our modern classes are offered for students ages 9 to adult. We provide classes for people of beginner, intermediate or advanced skill levels.   Curious about scheduling a class? Learn More About The Class Schedule Here
Both Cavod's New Holland, PA, location and Manheim, PA, location offer Modern Dance Classes.


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