Our School offers a wide variety of teen oriented classes for beginners thru advanced students. Whether they are interested in a career in dance or looking for a fun activity, teens benefit greatly from our classes. The atmosphere is caring and friendly. Our instructors are professionally trained dancers and teachers providing you the best possible instruction in every form of dance.

Ballet

ContempraDance School offers ballet for teens interested in learning ballet for enjoyment and fitness as well as for serious dance students interested in pursuing professional dance.

Intro to Ballet

This is a perfect beginner class for teens who have had no experience in ballet or a limited amount of experience (0-2 years). Class teaches ballet terminology, focusing on barre work, basic center floor exercises and across the floor exercises. Students learn proper body alignment and placement at the barre as well as center floor.

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Teen/Adult Ballet

Designed for adults and teens (ages 14+ only) this class will teach the fundamentals of ballet- a dance style you have always wanted to learn! Class focuses on barre work to develop strength, moves to center floor work teaching positions of the body, and introduces students to ballet dance steps-broken down to simplest form. With commitment from students, this class will prepare students to move into higher levels of ballet class at ContempraDance. Class is offered on Tuesday at 7:45 and Friday at 6:45 for beginner students. Our Saturday 11am class is an open level and is more challenging.

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Ballet 2

This class is for ages 11-14 with at least 2 years of previous ballet training. Students focus on perfecting technique and preparation for intermediate class. While it is not required, we recommend taking 2 ballet classes a week at this level, especially for later placement in ballet 3.

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Ballet 3

This class is for ages 11-15 and up with at least 4 years of previous ballet training. Students focus on perfecting more intricate ballet moves, adding speed and complexity into their routines. This is an Intermediate/Advanced level class. Students enrolling in Ballet 3 are required to take at least one additional ballet class each week.

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Ballet 4

This class is for ages 14 and up with at least 4 years of previous ballet training. Students focus on perfecting more intricate ballet moves, adding speed and complexity into their routines. This is an Intermediate/Advanced level class. Students enrolling in Ballet 4 are required to take at least one additional ballet class each week.

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Pointe

ContempraDance School offers Pointe lessons for students who wish to pursue ballet further. Pointe work is offered as an option after our pre-intermediate and intermediate classes. Teacher and director permission is required to enroll in Pointe class. Two ballet classes a week at ContempraDance School is required to take Pointe lessons. We recommend that younger students who may wish to pursue Pointe work in the future begin taking 2 ballet classes a week at least a year prior to beginning Pointe lessons. Pointe work is not recommended at ContempraDance School for students under the age of 11, however with teacher permission it may be allowed.

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Jazz

ContempraDance School’s jazz classes are very popular! Students enjoy this upbeat dance style often set to popular music, and covers a broad range of dance moves from Broadway, classical jazz, musical theater and top 40 video style dance (think Michael Jackson!)  Our classes  provide instruction in all basic jazz steps, stretching and toning, with world-class choreography from teachers with professional dance careers!

Jazz 2

 This class is for students with at least 1 previous year of experience in jazz dance. Appropriate for ages 11-13. Students will be challenged to learn and refine their basic dance and jazz vocabulary. They will work on building strength, coordination and more complex footwork. This is a popular class set to upbeat music. We recommend taking one ballet class a week in conjunction with this class to further refine technique, but it is not required.

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Jazz / Funk

 This is a class for ages 14 and up. Class is a beginner level class and teaches popular moves as seen on MTV along with Jazz technique for strength and perfection in the funk dance style.

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Jazz / Funk 3

This is a class for ages 14 and up with 2 years experience in jazz dance. Class will continue to challenge students to refine turns and learn sophisticated footwork. Ballet is recommended in conjunction with this class but it is not required.

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Jazz 3

 This is a class for ages 12-14 with at least 3 years experience in jazz dance. This is a fast paced class, concentrating on technically advanced routines for experienced dancers. This is an Intermediate Advanced level class. Ballet lessons in conjunction with this class is required to enroll in Jazz 3.

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Jazz 4

This is a class for ages 14 and up with at least 4 years experience in jazz dance. This is a fast paced class, concentrating on technically advanced routines for experienced dancers. This is an Intermediate Advanced level class. Ballet lessons in conjunction with this class is required to enroll in Jazz 4.

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Contemporary Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. Lyrical dance is characterized by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing from one move to another. It is recommended students have some ballet knowledge prior to taking Lyrical.

Contemporary Lyrical 1A

This class is for ages 11-14 and is advanced beginner level, 2 or more years of dance experience. Students will warm up with fluid movements and stretch sequences, work on across the floor lyrical patterns that are more intricate than the previous level, and perform longer strings of choreography at the end of each class. While students do not have to take ballet to enroll in this class, it is very helpful to take ballet in conjunction with lyrical.

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Contemporary Lyrical 2

This class is for ages 11-14 and is pre-intermediate, 4 or more years of dance experience. Students will warm up with fluid movements and stretch sequences, work on across the floor lyrical patterns that are more intricate than the previous level, and perform longer strings of choreography at the end of each class. Students must take a ballet class in conjunction with this class.

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Contemporary Lyrical 3

This class is for ages 13 and up and is intermediate/advanced level, 5 or more years of dance experience. Students will warm up with fluid movements and stretch sequences, work on across the floor lyrical patterns that are more intricate than the previous level, and perform longer strings of choreography at the end of each class. Students must take a ballet class in conjunction with this class.

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Funk Dance for Teens

This class is a blend of Jazz and Hip-Hop with a “Janet Jackson” feel. An age appropriate aerobic workout and dance routine give it a funky MTV look. A very popular class for all ages.

Funk Dance 2

This class is for ages 12-14 with at least 1 previous year of dance experience.Students learn detailed moves and incorporate some Hip-hop into their dance routines. This is an advanced beginner level class.

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Jazz / Funk Dance 2A

This is a class for ages 14 with 2 years minimum dance experience. This class is a combination of jazz and funk styles, meaning, students will learn the well-defined jazz technique and blend classic jazz steps with the fun, upbeat funk style of dance often seen on MTV.

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Funk Dance 3

This class is for ages 16 and up with at least 3-4 years experience in jazz or funk dance. Students learn more detailed moves and incorporate some Hip-hop into their dance routines. This is an Intermediate/Advanced level class.

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Hip Hop For Teens

Fun Fun Fun!!

Students love this incredibly energetic form of dance. They will learn how to spin, turn, kick and twist their bodies like never before. Our Hip-Hop classes are an invigorating and cultural dance workout.

Hip Hop

 This is an open class for ages 16 through adult with or without dance experience. Students will enjoy a strengthening and invigorating warm-up set to favorite popular hip hop music and learn challenging and fun new hip hop moves. Class will end with learning choreography

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Funk/Hip Hop

This class is for ages 13 and up and is an open class for students with or without dance experience. The class will teach students basic hip hop vocabulary and steps and build on this knowledge by learning a dance routine set to favorite popular music. Class will also intermingle the funk style of dance with hip hop. This unique class is sure to make students feel more confident dancing to favorite pop music.

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Hip Hop 3

This class is for boys and girls ages 13 and older who have had at least 2 years experience in hip hop. This is an intermediate/advanced level hip hop class. Students will learn challenging choreography to help increase speed and coordination with hip hop moves.

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Modern Dance

Modern dance is the style of dance performed by ContempraDance Theatre which is ContempraDance School’s resident professional dance company. It is one of the most expressive forms of dance incorporating various styles of movement and improvisation. With a conglomerate of lyrical, interpretive and cultural techniques, students improve their form while learning technical style and expression.

Beginner Modern

This is a wonderful introductory class for ages 13 and up who have had 0-3 years experience in modern dance and/or ballet. Students will be introduced to basic modern vocabulary and steps.

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Modern Dance 2

This is a wonderful class for ages 12 and up with 1 or more years of modern dance experience. Students will be introduced to Gail Vartanian’s Modern style which builds upon the Graham, Limon & Horton techniques. Ballet class in conjunction with this class is recommended.

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Modern Dance 3

This class is for dancers aged 13 and up with 3 or more years of classical ballet AND modern training. Students must be knowledgeable in the Graham, Limon & Horton techniques. The combination of lyrical, blues and world style movement keeps this class interesting and challenging for dancers. Each class meets once a week for 1¼ hour each session.

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Tap For Teens

Tap Dance is an exciting combination of rhythmical and intricate foot moves.
Tap shoes are required for this class.

Tap 2

This class is for ages 12 and older with at least 2 years of tap dance training. Students will learn the basic foot moves and rhythms necessary for developing various combinations. Each class meets once a week for 1 hour each session. This is an Intermediate level class.

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Tap

Please call for more information about tap classes. If there is enough interest we may be able to add a more basic tap class to the schedule for teens and adults.

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Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family Love Award

ContempraDance School 2016 & 2017 LOVE Award for
"Best Dance Studio on the Main Line". 

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