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 or 10 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.

Gentle Contemporary. For those who like a slower, free moving Contemporary class. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners and Seniors. You can join this class anytime with no dance experience.

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 1/2. A composite class that caters for both level 2 and for those that want to make the step up from level 1.

Contemporary Level 2. An intermediate level contemporary class.

Contemporary Level 3. Our most advanced class where you get to learn and work on more complex sequences.

What to wear

Dance or gym wear with bare feet, or socks.

Current Classes

See our timetable for contemporary classes and courses

Our Contemporary Dance Teachers

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.

Jag Popham

A versatile performer, Jag started with ballet before delving into other movement practices such as contemporary, and martial arts such as capoeira and Brazilian jiu jitsu. 

Jayden Grogan

Jayden is a professional dancer-choreographer, performing artist, teacher and creative practice researcher based in Brisbane

Katherine Baring-Gould

Katherine Baring-Gould is a graduate of New Zealand School of Dance. She has worked overseas and in Australia as a contemporary dancer, choreographer and aerialist .

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.

Rani Luther

Former Creative Associate for Queensland Ballet, Rani has worked internationally as an award winning dancer, and a choreographer.

Anandi Jordaan Guest Teacher

Anandi is an independent freelance dance artist and choreographer. She has extensive experience working within the local community and performance industry.

Bridget Fiske Guest Teacher

As a multi-faceted Artist and Creative, Bridget has a 20+ year career working in Australia, the UK and internationally

Charles Ball Guest Teacher

Charles is an independent dance and theatre artist, performer and teacher who has worked with a wide variety of companies

Jean Tally Guest Teacher

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.