Inspired by the works of dance legends such as Twyla Tharp and Martha Graham, contemporary expands the boundaries of ballet and modern dance. Contemporary dance involves integrating the mind-body-spirit connection with dance movements. There's a huge emotional connection to this style of dance. It is also important to note that a lot of improvisational skills are used in a contemporary dance form - improvisation meaning that the dancer uses whatever they feel at the moment to express the mood of the dance piece itself. Because a solid ballet/jazz based foundation is an essential requirement of this style of dance, students must be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class in order to take contemporary. Today’s style of contemporary dance has become popular through shows such as "So You Think You Can Dance" and “World of Dance”.

Lyrical & Contemporary Dress Code:


Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown yoga pants, leggings or spandex dance shorts. Foot paws. (TBD - May need tan split-sole slip-on jazz shoes for show. Tan jazz shoes may be worn if you have them from last season).

Boys: Black nylon warm-up pants or sweats and black, brown or white t-shirt. Shoe requirement is the same as listed above.