The name “contemporary dance” is used to describe a wide range of dance techniques that tend to break away from the rigid rules and techniques of ballet. (This is NOT to say that there isn’t ballet technique used in the class). Movement is free, organic, and could even sometimes feel awkward to the seasoned trained dancer. Contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginner dancers. At the same time, it offers unique movement and technique that allows experienced dancers to push their dancing to new boundaries.