The iD-Company course covers many techniques giving dancers a broad training to the many directions of contemporary dance
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
5 set dances
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.