Contemporary dance can be classified as many things. At Ballet Elite we stress the importance of ballet in our contemporary program. Contemporary Dance Class takes the technical training that dancers receive in their ballet class and uses it to create new movements by fusing it with other styles of dance. Dancers will start in a lyrical based class where they learn to soften their ballet movements while still keeping it as a foundation. From lyrical your dancer will graduate into our contemporary classes where we will take the transformation even further. Progressions follow which will work the dancers’ leaps, turns, transitions, and overall technique. Dancers will be challenged to take different improvisational elements and create their own movement throughout the class. Often times this includes partner work and contact exercises. We offer several Lyrical and Contemporary class options each week, including children’s Lyrical classes starting at age 5, Beginner Teen Contemporary Classes starting at age 11, Intermediate Contemporary, Advanced Contemporary and Contemporary Ballet Classes.