As a guiding principle, we will align our dance course to the elements of the ID Contemporary Dance Examination Syllabus however, our classes are all about fun, enjoyment and creativity in dance.
Our Contemporary Dance classes provide an effective and balanced workout using most of your body’s muscle groups. Quick, high energy steps, giving a full aerobic workout are complimented with slower, graceful moves which tone the muscles.
There are many benefits of Contemporary Dance, it improves the condition of your heart and lungs, it increases muscular strength, endurance and aerobic fitness.
We will cover several different techniques in contemporary and modern dance, including:
Release Technique & Cunningham Technique
Malone Dance Academy offers examinations in contemporary dance alongside our existing exams which give qualifications in ballet, acrobatic dance and musical theatre.
Our contemporary and modern dance programmes are accredited by iD Dance Company. iD Dance is an independent teacher training and dance examination board
iD Dance has developed an inspiring syllabus using new techniques while maintaining the old traditions. The course covers many techniques giving dancers a broad training and an introduction to contemporary dance. The basic techniques of contemporary dance are examined, – release, fall and recovery, direction changes, isolations, core strengthening, connecting with the floor and improvisation.
Each grade has been designed to build a solid technique from set exercises to enable students to dance new, challenging and inspiring choreography. In each grade students perform a set dance which can be altered for their own interpretation for their exam.