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

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...

Exercises

Dynamic and Rotation

This progression is specifically to work on your levels and transitioning through movement clearly while maintaining the details.

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...

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...

Exercises

Waves

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

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...

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.