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Contemporary Schedule

Contemporary dance is a compilation of different techniques derived from modern dance. It can often be considered a fusion of current disciplines that attempts to respect the rules of jazz technique while allowing itself the freedom to venture out into rule-breaking territory. Contemporary also uses improvisational dance skills and is often specific to the choreographer, who may/may not use edgy movement involving abstract shapes, sharp transitions and flexing among other things.

GDSC’s  Contemporary program consists of the following classes:

Performance

Spring

Lyrical/Contemporary (Ages 11-13): Monday, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Our Fall/Spring performance classes focus on lyrical/contemporary skills via two choreographed pieces for our December Recital and June Recital. 

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Technique

Spring

Beg. Jazz Technique: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Jazz Technique: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Jazz technique is required for Competition Team and Performance Company L/C, M.T. and Jazz dancers. 

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Summer

RECREATIONAL 4-WEEK SERIES

Competition/Performance Jazz Technique (July 15, 22, 29 & August 5): Monday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Improv (July 15, 22, 29 & August 5): Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

JAZZ TECHNIQUE SERIES

August 12
Studio A
Int./Adv. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Jazz Technique: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Jazz Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Jazz Technique: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Jazz Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

August 14
Studio A
Int./Adv. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Leaps & Turns: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Lyrical Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Leaps & Turns: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Lyrical Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

August 16
Studio A
Int./Adv. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Improvisation: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Contemporary Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Improvisation: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Contemporary Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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Technique series required for Competition Team and Performance Company Jazz, L/C and M.T. dancers. 

Our jazz technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement. Though principally focused on jazz-based skills, these classes may integrate lyrical and contemporary, as both disciplines do fall under the jazz umbrella.

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Spring

Summer

Our Instructors

Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
Jazz Technique
Lexi Reeder
Lexi Reeder
Lyrical/Contemporary
Kelly Sullins
Kelly Sullins
Jazz Technique, Improv

FAQs

What should I wear to Modern?2018-08-02T02:30:58+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Partner Improv?2018-08-02T02:29:06+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

What should I wear to Contemporary?2018-05-28T18:05:50+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

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