Contemporary Dance

A great way to explore individual expression of movement and develop a style of your own. It is a free and fluid style of dance where you move off your centre of axis and explore dynamics of movement developing strength and fluidity.

Explanation of Contemporary levels

Introduction to Contemporary 5 week course. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of contemporary dance techniques that include dynamics, release and flow.

Sometimes people repeat this course before moving to level 1.

Contemporary Level 1. For those who have done a little contemporary this is a follow on from the Introduction to Contemporary. If you have being doing ballet you could also give this a try.

Contemporary Level 2. An intermediate level contemporary class.

What to wear

Dance or gym wear with bare feet, or socks.

Our Contemporary Dance Teachers

Alana Sargent

Alana Sargent was born in Gisborne, New Zealand, where she began her ballet training at the Diane Logan School of Dance at the age of 5. In 2004 she started training under the Junior Associates program at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD), as a precursor for her acceptance into the school’s full-time Contemporary program.

Anastasia Woolmer

Anastasia graduated from the Australian Ballet School at 18 and began her career at Queensland ballet under Harold Collins, where she spent two years performing around Australia and the USA.

Elise May

Elise is a Brisbane based dance artist who has worked independently in Australia and is a member of Brisbane’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC).

Fiona Cullen

Fiona spent a year at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Adelaide before relocating to Sydney to perform with One Extra Dance Company. Fiona joined Tasmania Dance Co and was awarded 2 scholarships to study at the London School of Contemporary Dance.

Jean Tally

Jean graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts, has BFA 1980 University of Utah, Masters in 1997 VCA Melbourne University, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching QUT 2007. She has been employed in WA Academy of Performing Arts, QUT dance program and QDSE.

Lizzie Vilmanis

In her 18-year dance career Lizzie has performed major roles nationally and internationally, showcased works for prestigious companies and festivals, and taught around the world.

Riannon McLean

Riannon started her professional dance career with Merenia Gray Dance Company after graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2000.

Zaimon Vilmanis

Co-founder and director of independent dance theatre company Prying Eye, whose performances were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance for the Australian Dance Awards.