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Contemporary dance is an expressive style combining elements of modern, jazz and classical ballet. Over the past decade contemporary dance has thrived and proved to be ever popular.

The NATD syllabus relates to the work of three pioneering choreographers of our time, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon. It employs contact work between dancers, release technique, fall and recovery, floorwork and improvisation, creative freedom and provides an excellent basic knowledge for pupils, that can take them confidently as dancers to a degree level standard, or support their understanding of choreography required in todays dance work place.

Vision Dance offers Ofqual accredited Contemporary Dance following the NATD Syllabus. This is currently the only recognised syllabus to be eligible for UCAS points.

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Contemporary Exam Uniform

Class, Preliminary and Grade 1:

Pink skirted leotard, bare feet or footsies.  

Grade 2, 3 and 4:

Rose leotard, plain black leggings, bare feet of footsies.

Grade 5 and above:

Black double crossed strap leotard, plain black leggings, bare feet or footsies.

Hair all grades: high pony tail.


Contemporary Exam Theory

Class, Preliminary and Grade 1
Grade 2, 3 and 4
Grade 5 and above
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