Contemporary

Contemporary dance is characterised by variation in body alignment, range of use in the spine, and floor work. Dynamic contrast, eclectic accompaniment and diverse themes make performances unpredictable and energised.

At the Northamptonshire School of Dance, our Contemporary classes are influenced by Release Technique, pioneering practitioners (in particular Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham), and principles from Yoga and Pilates.

Learn more about Lucy Thynne who teaches contemporary as well as the other teachers by visiting our biographies page.

The benefits of contemporary include:

> muscular strength

> flexibility and range of motion

> coordination and balance

> enhanced choreographic & audition skills

> good listening and discipline

> appreciation of varied types of music

> social skills and improved confidence

> having fun with friends!

We ask that all girls' hair to be tied back in a low ponytail and the correct uniform must be worn for all lessons, as we find this helps students get in to the right mindset for the class.

Our tap student range from 10 years old, and enjoy their classes on Thursdays.

Contemporary is taught by Miss Lucy

Fees are payable in advance of each term - please contact admin@northamptonshiredance.co.uk for more information.

Please see the schedule below for the Autumn 2018 term.

THURSDAYS

Guilsborough Primary School - NN6 8PT

Autumn Term 2018 Dates:

Sep - 6, 13, 20, 27       Oct - 4, 11, 18        Nov - 8, 15, 22, 29       Dec - 6, 13

Spring Term 2019 Dates:

Jan - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31      Feb - 7, 14, 28      Mar - 7, 14, 21, 28

Dancers aged 10 - 135.00pm - 6.00pm
Dancers aged 14+6.00pm - 7.00pm

Contemporary Uniform

We are on hand to provide the correct uniform required for contemporary dance as the correct attire must be worn for every class.

We strongly advise that dance shoes are ordered through Northamptonshire School of Dance to ensure quality and teachers will check fittings.

Click here to read more information about the required items and NSD extras, and how to order.

Northamptonshire School of Dance has a range of uniform items with the logo on them to buy for contemporary dance.