Contemporary dance is linked with feelings and qualities, such as balance, unbalance, falling, weight, suspension, and a perception of space.
It combines floor work, technical exercises in the middle of the room, traverses, and learning choreographic sequences. But the class may also be broken down sometimes into a workshop focusing on bodywork and/or creation and composition.
This dance style allows each person to develop both their physical abilities as well as their individual artistic sensibility.
Contemporary dance is rich in culture and diversity. Appearing at the beginning of the 20th century, it continues to evolve, adopting many different faces in accordance with the respective country, period and historical context. Tracing its origins from dance theater to the conventions of Merce Cunningham, with a hint of mythology, the varied and intricate nature of contemporary dance will heighten your awareness of your entire body.
A sense of movement, performance and commitment in different intensities.
Dance adapted to suit the needs of children between the ages of 4 and 8.
Awakening (6 to 7 years old*) : Discover dance by means of playful exercises, games, listening to music, etc.
Initiation (6 to 7 years old*) : Discover physical space and an awareness of the elements inherent in motion. Hone movement in connection with musicality. Learn the basics of classical, contemporary and jazz.
*The specified ages apply to children in these age groups until December 31st of the current year at the latest. In line with the common guidelines for education
Modern dance is similar to the contemporary style. However, the technique is more pronounced. A sense of movement, performance and physical commitment in different intensities.
It is characterized by elaborate movements that require control and agility.
Contemporary jazz is a recent fusion incorporating the strong techniques of jazz and conserving its musical richness while adding the fluidity, sensations and qualities of contemporary dance.
Today, jazz (or modern jazz) is a dynamic dance with a rapid and colorful rhythm. It combines careful coordination, balance, flexibility, and a specialized vocabulary.
Emerging from the Afro-American culture, jazz is an energetic and musical dance, with a precise vocabulary, permitting dancers to perceive and connect with their bodies differently than in contemporary or classical dance due to the isolated movements, syncopated and jerky rhythms, etc.
Development of body, dynamism, rigor.
Originally from Los Angeles, street jazz is a generic term and does not refer to a specific discipline but rather consists of a combination of different dance styles.
Hence, street jazz arises from a fusion of the techniques in jazz and various urban dances. This discipline is practiced to modern and trendy music, alternating between a slow and rapid pace. Street jazz is a popular style currently used quite often in music videos, such as those produced by Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Britney Spears, etc. It is a dance with a great deal of diversity and dynamism. This vogue dance style that can be found in video clips, on TV, etc.
Lyrical dance is a new emerging style. It blends musicality and rhythm all while using both the softness of movement and the notion of unpredictability. A gentle blend of jazz, classical and contemporary, lyrical dance is characterized by elaborate movements that require control and agility. The songs used are mostly slow in order to ensure enough time to develop each person’s movement and expressiveness.
A fluid dance punctuated by ruptures.
Ballet dance is a style that allows one to develop a solid technique, good posture, endurance, and both physical and spatial awareness.
Ballet style stems from a class divide between vernacular dance and noble dance. The creation of so-called “classical” positions is what gave this style its name. It predates court ballet, comic ballet, tragic ballet, and romantic ballet. However, it still maintains elements of the vernacular dance styles that compose it, such as the bourrée of Auvergne, the jig, the pavan, etc.
A dance steeped in history, rigorous while creating the illusion of effortlessness.
The class is held in an environment that is both calm and dynamic at once, emanating gracefulness, elegance, nimbleness, and fluidity.
In order to avoid pathological movements and problems related to bad posture, the classes will ensure that the body is protected thanks to the instructor’s advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Dancing is great, but doing so safely is even better!
Regardless of your level, age or experience, a sense of personal fulfillment is much more important than your performance.
First and foremost, dancing should be fun. This means learning and having the right to make mistakes.
Reward yourself with some personal time, time for you!
Gain confidence in yourself, allow yourself to be swept away by the notion of progress and personal accomplishment.
Overcome your fears in order to better understand the act of movement.
Making a mistake is not a sign of failure but rather it is part of the learning process. It is important to feel supported and guided. As a nationally certified dance teacher, one of my duties is to respect everyone to the best of my ability.
• High school with specialization in dance
• Entrance audition for conservatory / private school
• E.A.T. in contemporary / jazz
You are preparing for a dance exam for your high school elective, technical aptitude test or a competition at a major dance school, such as the C.R.D/R. or C.N.S.M.D. , or you simply have an audition or casting and you need a professional opinion, advice, help, information or even training?
We will determine together how best to guide you through this process and achieve your goals.
Success rate for students in professional development course, internal exam*
Success rate for students in private training for competitions and exams*
• Bachelor / bachelorette party
• Private class
• Group class
Private classes represent the most in-depth and individualized learning method. Together we define the goals you wish to achieve.
• Dance history
The U.V. , also referred to as units of value, allow you to follow your path towards obtaining a state diploma as a dance teacher.
Dance history is one of the three theoretical U.V.s. that you need to pass in order to obtain your diploma.
I will teach you about the history of dance, from the creation of ballets to our modern era, including classical, jazz and contemporary dance.
I will provide you with personal support.
You will be presented with several mock exams in order to familiarize yourself with the demands of the jury.
It is not possible to complete this module remotely.