TDC teaches a basic and comprehensive style of modern technique. Material is pulled from several schools or techniques, including Graham and Horton, in order to provide students a broad, introduction and working knowledge of the form. The programs focus is on growing artistic expression and strength in our dancers. as well as preparing them as students for further study in college dance programs and employment in professional modern companies.
Lyric Dance is a form combining both Jazz style and movement with ballet technique.
Contemporary Dance takes all of these forms and blend them together into an individual style, informed from Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Lyrical dance inspirations. A successful contemporary dancer will be cross trained because the lines can get blurred between these genres!
History of Modern
Modern Dance is an expressive art form that came about in the early 20th century as an answer and protest to the strict alignment and turned out position utilized in ballet. Much less step oriented, Modern dance centers often on story telling or thematic choreography, motivated movement, and more “pedestrian” style movement. Pioneers, including Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn and Martha Graham were responsible for the codified technical basis of the dance companies and choreographers we know today, such as Alvin Ailey, Lester Horton and Paul Taylor, and the more contemporary choreographers featured on the popular television of the day.
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