Performing Arts

Contemporary Dance

Grades: 4–12 (Half Day)

Program: Performing Arts

Curriculum Connections: Dance, Social Studies

Students will explore what makes contemporary dance unique and relevant. Through improvisation and choreographic exercises, students will expand their understanding of the elements of dance and create a collaborative composition.

Key Inquiry Question
How can you apply the elements of dance to the process of creating contemporary choreography?

Program Objectives
By the end of the Contemporary Dance program, students will:

  • Gain an understanding of contemporary dance through the elements of dance
  • Engage in improvisation exercises as a starting point for choreography
  • Collaborate with peers to create a short contemporary dance composition

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