Contemporary Curriculum

Ages 9 -18+

At DDA, our Contemporary dance curriculum is derived from classical ballet, jazz and modern styles.  It encourages freedom of movement through establishing artistic diversity between music and dance.  Ballet and jazz technique through extension and feet can be utilized in harmony with the torso control of Modern dance.  Contemporary dance explores multiple and simultaneous actions with unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction.  Choreography can appear disordered, but ultimately relies on technique to present an idea or story.

Classes Available


Studio Technique & Performance Classes

Teen Contemporary I/ II

Open Contemporary (Advanced Teen/Adult)


Pre-Professional Program

Primary Contemporary/Jazz I,II – (NuLights)

Intermediate Contemporary I, II – (Flames & Luminaries)

Advanced Contemporary – (Novas)

Unique Performance Opportunities

Contemporary Classes in the Studio Technique and Performance Program are invited to perform at our June Showcase.  Pre-Professional Program classes perform several times a year, including special community and destination tours as well as additional showcase performances.

Class Schedule

2018-2019 Academic Year
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