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

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

Powers

This combination is definitely a feel good, stylized combo that pulls from the influence of different styles. It'll challenge your musicality while giving you a  chance to tell a story. 

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.

Exercises

Fancy Feet

Lots of steps and direction changes in this exercise! This will help to prepare you for the advanced combination "Say You Love Me*" while you fluidly travel across the floor.

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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

To The Wolves

This combination begins with the build for the dance section. Detailed arm movements and subtle execution is the key to not give away the music change which happens half way. Second half is focusin...

Exercises

Floor Move

This is a brief across the floor exercise. Floor work is a balancing act of the upper and lower body in order to create momentum that propels you forward.