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Modern & Contemporary

LEADING EDGE ACADEMY OF DANCE

Our modern and contemporary classes provide students with a unique and engaging opportunity to explore the expressive and dynamic art form . Our experienced and professional instructors guide students through a range of movement exercises and techniques, encouraging students to explore their own creativity and individual style.

Throughout the course of class, students will develop a deep understanding of modern and contemporary dance, as well as an appreciation for the rich history and cultural significance of this art form. Our classes are structured to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for all levels of dancers, from beginners to advanced students.

Our class curriculum is designed to help students build strength, flexibility, coordination, and stamina through a variety of exercises and routines. Students will learn to execute a wide range of movements, including leaps, turns, and jumps, as well as fluid and expressive movements.

In addition to physical training, our modern dance class also incorporates elements of music and performance, ensuring students are well-rounded and knowledgeable about all aspects of modern and contemporary dance.

  • This introductory-level curriculum provides a foundational understanding of the key elements of modern and contemporary dance. Students will learn basic techniques such as flat backs, primitive squat, lateral stretches, and release swings, while also developing coordination and strength. Emphasis will be placed on developing proper alignment and posture, as well as enhancing body awareness and expression.

    *Enrollment in Ballet is required prior to participating in Modern & and Contemporary classes, ensuring a seamless transition between the two dance styles.​

    Classes offered by Age

    Modern & Contemporary I (Ages 9-10)

  • Building on the fundamentals learned in Modern & Contemporary I, this intermediate-level curriculum focuses on expanding students' movement vocabulary, technique, and musicality. Students will learn more advanced techniques including leg swings, deep lunges, and T positions, and develop a greater understanding of the links between movement and music. Creative expression and improvisation will also be emphasized, encouraging students to explore their own style.

    *Enrollment in Ballet is required prior to participating in Modern & Contemporary classes, ensuring a seamless transition between the two dance styles.​

    Class Offerings by Age

    Modern & Contemporary II (Ages 11-12)

  • This advanced-level curriculum is designed for experienced dancers with a strong foundation in modern and contemporary dance techniques. Students will be challenged with complex choreography, rhythms, and partnering work. The curriculum will emphasize fluidity, athleticism, and musicality through the integration of ballet and jazz techniques. The focus is on developing a deeper understanding of artistic expression, stage presence, and performance quality. Creative collaboration and improvisation will also be explored, allowing dancers to express their unique voices within the genre.

    *Enrollment in Ballet is required prior to participating in Modern & Contemporary classes, ensuring a seamless transition between the two dance styles.​

    Classes offered by Age

    Modern & Contemporary  III/VI (Ages 13-18)

Classes
Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Free Trial Class

Take the first step towards your dance journey with a free trial class booking today.

Maryland Dance Education Association
National Dance Education Organization
The Goddard School
Frederick Arts Council
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