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Alexie Agdeppa "Expanding Limits" - Contemporary Online Dance Class/Choreography Tutorial
Exercises

Expanding Limits

This beginning contemporary exercise invites the dancer to really use their plié in their transitions, and expand through their reach - past their "limits". It can be done across the floor.

Christina Woodard "Carve/Trick/Reach" - Contemporary Online Dance Class/Choreography Tutorial
Exercises

Carve/Trick/Reach

This exercise asks for extended arms (carving through the space), a small jump with hands on the floor, and big overhead reaches with accents as you bring the arms down.  

Combinations

Survival

This beginner combo takes you from smooth, slow paced movement that sets the mysterious tone...to hard hitting clean lines and dynamic accents.

Combinations

Believer

This is a challenging and strong contemporary jazz combo with an emphasis on accents and strong sharp movements!

Combinations

Gooey

The combination can be executed in different ways. Wether it's in the pocket of the lyrics or the instrument, the challenge is to make the combination appear like one long move. This requires pacin...

Leo Morimune "Textures" - Contemporary Online Dance Class/Choreography
Exercises

Textures

This exercise focuses on subtle movements and precise placing of shapes. Chaining each step carefully is the challenge rather than over accentuating every accent. Highlighting the right sounds is t...

Combinations

Strong

This combination gives you the opportunity to breathe comfortably- which is helpful as the body needs a great deel of oxygen to execute any movement.  There is a weaving cursive like intent behind...

Yusha-Marie Sorzano "Waves" - Contemporary Online Dance Class/Choreography
Exercises

Waves

This combination is a blend of port de bras and plié that challenges you to connect the upper and lower extremeties.

Gina Starbuck "Grounding and Expanding" - Contemporary Online Dance Class/Choreography
Exercises

Grounding and Expanding

This exercise helps you stay grounding and use your plié, while also working on the expansion of your chest and using the arms as an extension of the back.

Combinations

Heart Beats

This is a super grounded and heartfelt combo inspired by the fullness of the vocal and the strong percussive pulse of the music. There is definitely the energy of longing for something here.

Combinations

Try

This piece works your dynamics, finding contrast between long, fluid movement and staccato accents. The music has a clear story line and feeling to it so use your expression and execution to convey...