Modern dance technique was founded in the 20th century by pioneers including Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn. Each of these artists and choreographers wanted to explore a freedom and emotional expression of dance that differed from the very popular style of the time, ballet. The exploration took place within the different technical approaches, costumes, venues, and music.
You may have heard the term Hip Hop before, but do you know what it is? New this semester, Ms. Christina is teaching hip hop classes in the Youth Dance Division. If you aren't familiar with this dance style yet, it's time to brush up!
Youth Dance Division Director Ms. Christina Perry explains the dance style of jazz and a little of its history.