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Contemporary Dance 101: Communicate, Connect & Create!

The perfect home-based contemporary dance class for beginners! We'll explore the fundamentals & wide variety of techniques in contemporary dance in this fun 1-hr class. Fresh technique & choreography every time we meet!
American Dance Training Camps
43 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
7-12
year olds
4-18
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Description

Class Experience

Our #1 goal is for dancers to have fun. Each class helps us develop personal style while increasing stamina, flexibility, musicality, and rhythm. 
We're some of America's top choreographers - Broadway performers, finalists from your favorite dance TV shows, collegiate dance team competitors and even Radio City Rockettes! For 18 years, ADTC has offered the ULTIMATE overnight dance camp experience in beautiful locations nationwide. When life changed for all of us in 2020, we decided to "pivot" and use our expertise to create the ULTIMATE virtual dance experience. After 11 inspiring weeks of summer 2020 virtual dance camps, we're excited to offer more virtual dance classes & camps through Outschool.
On-demand video recordings are emailed after class, and dancers are encouraged to keep practicing at home.
For contemporary dance, we recommend traditional jazz shoes, lyrical half-soles, or dance paws/foot undeez. If safe in your space, dancers can also be barefoot or wear socks (or half-socks).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We can't wait to see your dancer online soon! Just a few logistics to help you feel more prepared (& excited) for a fulfilling virtual dance experience with us...

HOW TO SET UP YOUR PHYSICAL SPACE:
 
Find a space in your house that is quiet and uncluttered - preferably an "open" space with no obstructions and room to dance. For contemporary dance, hard wood floors are best, but we can also make a carpeted space work.

Add some sparkle to your space (optional, but makes class even more awesome!) - deck out your space with positive messages & personality just like we do at ADTC! You can create posters w/ a favorite quote or inspirational design, add flowers, balloons, etc. Get parents' permission first & camp rules apply - no glue or paint on walls!

CREATING A SAFE EMOTIONAL SPACE:
 
Here's how we foster an uplifting and positive environment during class:
 
1. No put-downs (to yourself or anyone else)
2. No negative body language (rolling eyes, etc.)
 
AUDIO/VISUAL SET UP:

Grab your laptop or mobile device and power plug. Prop your laptop/mobile device up on a chair or stacked books so you can view it well. Alternatively, if you have a projector and screen or way to connect your laptop to a TV screen, you can project the class up there.
 
Turn up the volume. Use your headphones if you prefer (just note that earbuds may fall out during class or get in the way). Adjust the lighting in your space as needed.

INTERACTING WITH YOUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM:

Log into the Zoom Waiting Room at least 5 minutes before class so you may resolve any technical issues. If it is your first time using Zoom, login at least 15 minutes prior.
 
Use the dancer name you used to register so that we know who you are! Say "hi" when you arrive via chat or your mic if audio is on. We'll mute you while dance class is in session, so send us a chat if you have an issue hearing or seeing us.
 
After class, we'll unmute everyone so we can make new friends, answer questions and get feedback about how class went. When you're ready to head out after class concludes, just end the meeting.

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American Dance Training CampsThe ULTIMATE Virtual Dance Camp!
43 total reviews
55 completed classes

About Us

Hey Girls Ages 8 - 17!

You're invited to make new friends, learn cool moves, and grow as a dancer & person with us in 2021! At ADTC, you'll find a tight-knit community and a unique opportunity to reconnect with YOU. We believe we need this... 
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