Students are taught the techniques and styles of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Horton, Jose Limon, and more. Modern dance evolved as dancers found the need to break away from the rigidity of Classical Ballet and express themselves using a freer style. Modern Dance is characterized by its bending of the spine into spirals and contractions as well as the use of off-center movement such as tilts and layouts. It lends itself to various types of music including Classical and New Age.