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What is Modern Dance?

The modern dance movement began in the early 1900s as a rebellion against the formality and structure of ballet. Dancers wanted to move freely and naturally through space, not just vertical high as was typical of ballet. They wanted to be free of toe shoes and grasp the floor with bare feet. They wanted to involve the whole body in their dance, using torso, shoulders, head, arms, hands, even fingers. They wanted to incorporate the facial expressions that accompany the feelings and emotions of dance. Most importantly, they wanted their dance to be not just an intellectual and physical endeavor, but a creative one as well!

Modern Dance was born; a dance discipline retaining some ballet technique, expanding upon it and freeing it to encompass the exciting world of total body involvement and creative expression. Modern dance may look jazz like, balletic, lyrical or totally different – creating its style for the mood being explored. The Lion King on Broadway, for instance, is modern dance.

Modern dance expands on traditional ballet technique, freeing it to encompass the exciting world of total body involvement and creative expression. Modern dance was born when ballet dancers wanted to free themselves from the rigid structure of ballet to embrace and explore the possibilities of unlimited movement choice

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Combine Jazz, Ballet, & Contemporary elements to create a beautiful form of self expression in this 1 hour class. Utilize extensions, contractions and form, combined with choreography to emote a variety of feelings. No experience is needed for this class. Comfortable and loose attire is recommended.

678-577-2823

Tuesdays @ 8pm

November 2019


Art Is Motion Dance Studio

4470 Satellite Blvd Ste 201 & 202

Duluth GA, 30096

dance@artismotion.org

 Modern Dance

w/ Chrissie Forlie






$60 - 4 classes a month

$20 drop-in