Contemporary dance is a deconstruction of ballet and modern even though it draws from the methods of both. It is considered concert dance, therefore the elements of discipline and focus logically follow the aforementioned. The students will be encouraged to push new boundaries, discover versatility, and minimize tension in the search for clarity and fluidity. Contemporary will explore the musicality of gesture infused movement combined with Jazz steps. Dancers will be encouraged to push the envelope and step outside the box in idea and movement. Contemporary Modern incorporates a variety of techniques that focus on weight transference, fall and recovery, movement on and off center, and slow and fast movement. Students will explore abstraction and pedestrian movements to help develop their performances.