Contemporary Dance 1 & 2
Students will be introduced to concepts such as off axis movement, undulations, contractions, contract/release, and improvisation, through Horton and/or Dunham techniques. Classes are focused on establishing a strong technical foundation in contemporary dance. Basic movement coordination is established with emphasis on strength and alignment. In addition, movement quality and spatial awareness are developed.
Students are expected to:
- Develop a professional attitude toward their art, their academics, and their lives;
- Practice the daily habits of the required etiquette in class and rehearsal
- Develop an understanding that only through honest assessment (both from the students themselves and their instructors) can genuine improvement occur and, consequently, display the ability, willingness, and open-mindedness to accept challenges and honest feedback
- Pursue the mind-set of a disciplined and powerful performer