Modern dance is a dance style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings. Modern dance was created as a rebellion against classical ballet, emphasizing creativity in choreography and performance.
However, the modern dancer progresses with the foundation of classical ballet training. Improvisation is a large part of modern dance skill. Modern is offered as a one hour class to dancers who are in intermediate/advanced ballet and jazz. The dancers will study the fundamentals and history of modern dance. There is not a beginning class in modern.
“There comes a moment in a young artist’s life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.”