Contemporary I is for children 9-10 yrs old. Students begin to learn the foundations of contemporary dance and delve deeper into dance technique and terminology. The teacher will work on improving strength, balance and flexibility and will guide them through concepts such as rhythm, direction and energy. They will gain a clear understanding of shifting weight and energy. Students will be challenged to apply what they’ve learned in the warm up to the rest of class along with remembering longer phrases of movement in across the floor and center exercises.