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 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

Charles Ball Guest Teacher

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

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 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.

Lauren Sherlock Guest Teacher

Lauren is a Brisbane based contemporary dance artist, a dance teacher, choreographer and performer who has academic background in dance theory and performance.

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 Guest Teacher

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