Learn to dance from our contemporary dance tutorials, taught by the best dance teachers, including combinations, exercises, and warm-ups for any skill level.

Combinations

Car Radio

This combination is not your classic contemporary. It is extremely gestural playing with the idea of simplicity, and telling the story of the piece of music. The challenge with this routine is the...

Combinations

Let Me

This combination is full of style and feeling. While it's categorized as contemporary, there are a lot of other stylistic influences. It's a great opportunity to practice and train your ability to...

Exercises

Contemporary Fusion Grooves

This exercise is meant to help you integrate style and dynamics into basic technical skills. You'll be using your length, as well as isolating different parts of your body.

Combinations

Raspberry

This is a challenging swift and dynamic combination incorporating various styles to create a seamless phrase.

Exercises

Release and Control

This exercise focuses on switching gears during a phrase. Half of the battle is mental. Staying aware each transition and moment to go from release to containment mode. Some steps may be dynamic bu...

Combinations

Laura

This combo is best for advanced beginners or intermediate levels. The tempo is on the slower range, but there are a few details and syncopation, change of directions, as well as controlled movement...

Combinations

Right Thing

This is a very musical, strong and articulate combo. The strong percussive nature of the music, matched with the vocals brings so much texture to this piece. This will challenge you to tell a story...

Exercises

Drop Swings

This is a classic modern drop/release swing. It's a great aid in releasing the upper body while grounding you to the earth.

Exercises

Reach and Twirl

This excercise will have your reaching, twirling and covering space. It works on control, lengthening and plie, while encouraginging shifts in dynamic.

Combinations

Thinking Out Loud

This combination has 3 sections, lengthy, isolation, and dance section. Best if approached like chapters. First chapter is lengthening to the max through steps, 2nd chapter is about swiftly moving...

Combinations

Lilo

This is a technical contemporary combo with a lot of tempo changes and quick floor work. You will need to be engaged in your center as you will be challenged in balance, articulation, direction cha...

Warmups

Warm-Up with Joelle

This intermediate jazz warm up starts with a modified Sun Salutation to get your blood flowing and continues with both strength and stretch exercises to get you ready for any jazz or contemporary c...