WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Contemporary dancers work to connect the mind and the body through fluid and dynamic dance movements.
Unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.
This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Pioneers of contemporary dance include Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham and more recently Matthew Bourne.
Choreography is often created through improvisation.
The course covers many techniques giving dancers a broad training and an introduction to the many directions of contemporary dance.
There are many methods to training in contemporary dance, through following the course many of the components from these methods are taught -
Fall and recovery
Connecting with the floor
Creating original choreography
Each Grade has been designed to build a solid technique from set exercises to enable students to dance new, challenging and inspiring sequences.
In each grade students perform a set dance which can be altered for their own interpretation for their exam, but it must be danced using an emotion or theme from a list provided for each grade.
As the Uk’s most up coming dance style used by most choreographers, contemporary dance training is a major component that all dancers should attain for their future.
We have devised a new way to help teachers that we believe will transform dance in the UK.
With fresh ideas and new approaches that involve practical assessments we want our teachers be the best they can be.
iD believe reading from a book is not enough, you have to dance the steps and know their origins.
Once you know this information learning and teaching the syllabus is easy as you have an understanding of what each exercise has been designed for.
We want to help you be your best and know that you may forget something or need a little help sometimes.
With this in mind we have set up a private Facebook group for you to join upon finishing the course.
You can ask questions, share videos and make friends with your fellow teachers.
Know that you are not alone!
But we are all connected if you ever need to ask our team a question.
You will be given a list of tracks which are to be downloaded. Our music uses traditional and currents artists so the class is fun for yourself and dancers.
Ryan Jenkins will lead you on your 2 day course giving you all the help you need.
You will receive a handbook with a break down and desciption for each exercise along with dvd containing all the exercises.
The Jenkins technique enables dancers and teachers to learn how to adapt their bodies to reaching the floor with ease.
Learning this new technique will change the way you dance and create choreography forever.
You will be learning each style from the beginning and writing notes down in your handbook with all the tips and new skills learnt.
DON't MISS OUR NEXT CONTEMPORARY CoURSE
11th -12th July 2019
AT THE FOREFRONT OF CREATIVITY AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS, RYAN IS A WORLD RENOWNED DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER.
In constant demand from the world’s leading brands and producers, having worked with Joel Schumacher, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Matthew Bourne, Michael Flatley, Idina Menzel, Nigel Lythgoe, Louis Walsh and Arlene Phillips.
Whether it’s working with Abby Lee Miller, choreographing on the hit UK TV show Dance Mums, to choreographing Red Bull’s Formula 1 new racing car launch to being invited by the UK Government to represent Great Britain for National Day at the 2015 Milan Expo.
Movies, music videos, musicals, operas, adverts, live concerts, to being a TV personality, Ryan has worked as a creative in all genres of the business with return clients.
With an infectious personality and killer creative instincts, you can be sure your product will be produced to the envy of the world.
2016 Ryan was nominatied for a Carl Allen award as choreographer of the year alongside Matthew Bourne, he has been asked to be a talent scout for the biggest TV show - Britain's Got Talent and in one year has signed 200 new schools to join his exam board iD-Compnay.
Ryan Choreographed the movie, ‘Denise’ for release 2016 and was appointed choreographer for the multi-million pound launch of the new Team Red Bull Formula 1 Racing car and worked with Puma on the launch of their new Allure clothing line.
He choreographed the acclaimed educational dance 'Syria', performed at the world renowned Sadlers Wells Theatre, which was selected to represent Great Britain by Jelli Studios at the Dance World Cup in Jersey 2016 winning Bronze..
Ryan was the Creative Director of the UK’s biggest glamour group, The Dream Idols, who were invited to work with Channing Tatum on the UK launch of Magic Mike.
He has choreographed for the Beirut, Vietnamese and British Governments and did work for Tourism for Ireland, which showcased his work for the Royal Family at St James Palace.
With a love of fashion, Ryan could not resist being involved in the fashion industry, directing for London Fashion Week, working with Fashion TV.
Kindness and helping others is an integral part of Ryan’s personal philosophy, which influences both his work and philanthropy efforts. Ryan recently worked on a National Campaign, about a child abuse cover up at the Shirley Oaks homes, choreographing a music video, now with over 100,000 hits, which was showcased on the BBC news resulting in 3 offenders now in prison.
Ryan recently worked on a national advertising campaign for Parkinson's Uk When I Dance and the Mayor of London's "# London is open 2017" campaign, both featuring iD-dance Company.
He has choreographed live concert tours around the UK to audiences over 10,000 people with countless theatre productions and cruise ship shows.
Not shy of the camera, Ryan was one of the most successful dancers in the UK. He was a finalist on Season 2 So You Think You Can Dance and Got to Dance for Sky TV.
But it all started at 19 for Ryan, where he was offered a role in the most successful show of all time, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. At 20, Ryan was working with Joel Schumacher as a featured dancer on the blockbuster movie ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. By 21, he was in the original London cast of the musical ‘Wicked’, performing alongside Idina Menzel. Things did not stop here, he then worked with Michael Flatley on Celtic Tiger, other West End musicals including, Grease for Arlene Phillips, Cabaret for Bill Kenwright and Kismet for English National Opera, directed by Gary Griffin, staring Michael Ball, Faith Prince and Alfie Bowie.
Ryan is the original ‘Flash mobber’, having performed in the very first flashmob for T-mobile at London Liverpool Street - This is now a common thing everyone does around the world.
Not one to stay in London, he has danced all over the world even in Bollywood for the hit movie ‘Namastey London’, staring Katrina Kaif and Asskay Kumar