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Introduction to Contemporary Dance

Grow confidence, discover your way of moving and add your personal flare into contemporary dance.

The course

This course will teach you the fundamentals of contemporary dance, with an emphasis on technique. With easy-to-navigate chapters, you’ll build the routine step-by-step, at your own pace. With a guided warm up and cool down, you’ll look after your body and incorporate this into your routine, with both stationary and travelling sequences.

Contemporary dance

The umbrella of contemporary dance spreads wide, so there’s the opportunity to make this course uniquely yours. No special equipment is required. All you need are comfortable clothes and socks (or bare feet).

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to basic contemporary dance terms and body positions
  • Develop correct technique, alignment and posture
  • Perform each move with confidence
  • Warm up and cool down effectively
  • Be ready to participate in basic group contemporary dance classes
  • Feel more confident with your body
  • Improve your posture, coordination, stamina, and balance

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70 online video lessons
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  • Relax Bundle
  • Energise Bundle

This course includes

  • 100 minutes of on-demand video
  • 10 lessons
  • 1 downloadable resource

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Dance has helped me achieve inner peace.

Emily Jørgensen
Dance student

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Maeve McGreevy

Award winning dance artist Maeve began Irish dancing as a child and enjoyed it so much she graduated with a First Class BA in Contemporary Dance. Combined with her belief that everyone can dance, she creates a focused and fun atmosphere in her dance spaces.

“Sometimes in life confusion tends to arise and only dialogue of dance seems to make sense.”

Shah Asad Rizvi