MUSICAL THEATRE ,
HIP HOP, MODERN , CONTEMPORARY
Musical theatre /Cabaret are forms of theatre combining music, songs, lip syncing and dance. The emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole most often executed with Jazz dance as the foundation.
Hip hop dance mainly refers to dance styles including popping, locking, breaking, electro and house dance. The first early traces of “breaking” appeared during the 70′ in New York City. This type of dance came from the streets largely in the Hispanic and African American communities
Modern dance is often considered to have emerged as a rejection of or rebellion against, classical ballet.. Socioeconomic and cultural factors also contributed to its development. In the late 19th century, dance artists such as Isadora Duncan, Maud Allan and Loie Fuller were pioneering new forms and practices in what is now called aesthetic or free dance for performance. These dancers disregarded ballet’s strict movement vocabulary, the particular, limited set of movements that were considered proper to ballet and stopped wearing corsets and pointe shoes in the search for greater freedom of movement.
Throughout the 20th century, sociopolitical concerns, major historical events and the development of other art forms contributed to the continued development of modernist dance in the United States and Germany. Moving into the 1960s, new ideas about dance began to emerge, as a response to earlier dance forms and to social changes. Eventually, post modern dance artists would reject the formalism of modern dance, and include elements such as performance art, contact improvisation and release technique..
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Dance Dynamics Studio is the only studio in Northwestern Ontario offering a fully certified Acro program through Acrobatic Arts. All students are encouraged to take these classes to develop strength, flexibility and control and take exams to monitor their progress.