Adult Modern (Beginner/Intermediate) Ages 16 yrs & up
Adult Modern class is a beginner/intermediate class teaching the foundations of modern. Modern technique takes the foundations of ballet but adds freedom of movement and expression. Class includes learning how to initiate movement through the breath and use of the spine; contract/release, twists, and tilts. Class warm-up will work through understanding parallel vs. turn-out position, core initiation, use of the floor, and flexibility and strength building. Center warm-up and across the floor will consist of runs, jumps, turns, swinging movements, and beginner floor work such as learning how to safely fall, roll, slide, and do basic inversions. Class will take pedestrian movement like running and jumping to create more intricate dance movement. Students will learn improvisational techniques, musical timing, and how to use the body to portray emotion. Each week students will learn modern choreography building off of what is being taught throughout the class.