Contemporary Dance

Contemporary DancePhoto: Alexander Iziliaev

The Contemporary Dance Program is an opportunity for students to become more versatile dancers by exploring strength and subtlety in a non-classical dance genre. Students work on becoming grounded through floor work and inversions, reaching beyond their kinesphere, creating movement through improvisation, and exploring parallel versus turned-out alignment.

Contemporary 1 (ages 7-11): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior dance experience not required

Contemporary 2 (ages 10-14): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior dance experience not required

Contemporary 3 (ages 11-15): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior contemporary experience required, 2 contemporary classes per week recommended but not required

Contemporary 4 (ages 13+): Must also be enrolled in ballet, both contemporary classes per week required, prior ballet and contemporary experience required

Teen Contemporary (ages 13+): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior dance experience not required

Dress Code:
Black leotard, black tank, Philadelphia Dance Academy tank/tee, or leotard from your ballet class level; convertible pink or tan tights; shorts or leggings (baggy clothing not permitted)

We offer Contemporary classes only at our main location in Old City. See this page for our class schedule.

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