Modern dance emerged at the beginning of the 20th century in a time when ballet had previously dominated the dancing world. While Europe claims the roots of modern dance, the innovations made by dancers in the United States quickly gave a home to the developing dance form. Modern is a dance form reacting to the constraints and formality of ballet, modern dance developed through the ideals of 20th-century America, such as democracy, social protest, and individuality, disregarding the strict aristocratic roles and conformity from which ballet emerged. This changed the language of dance choreography and the way that dances developed.

Modern 2
Thursday from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Teacher: Jennie Pitts-Knipe
Through an integration of modern dance technique and improvisation, students will cultivate and enjoy their own movement style while developing a deeper physical and intellectual understanding of modern dance styling. Energy work, anatomy and body alignment principals will be used as tools to maintain healthy movement habits and for injury prevention. Previous dance experience required.

Adult Modern
Thursday from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Teacher: Jennie Pitts-Knipe
A fusion of modern dance techniques, this class utilizes centering exercises, stretching and traditional dance phrases to explore modern dance. This class is designed to accommodate adults with dance experience, who may be relatively new to modern technique (1-2 years training), or who have taken a break from dancing and want to return. This class will leave you feeling satisfied, energized, and successful. The warm, welcoming, and non-competitive environment will make dancers feel relaxed and confident!

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