Contemporary Dance pushes boundaries of previously learned techniques and styles and will pull from a more "pedestrian", human, and creature-like vocabulary. The intention is to break down patterns and habitual movement qualities and find newness and awareness of where the body naturally goes and how it naturally moves. This class will examine an array of styles from Modern-Contemporary to Contempo-Pop with an exploration of musicality, movement style, dynamic shifts, space, time, spinal mobility, movement initiation, physicality, floor work- identifying correct pathways for moving in and out of the floor with alignment to help injury prevention, flying through space, exploratory games, and partnering work. The class begins with a full-body warm-up, then builds with across the floor progressions and a gooey inside-out combination, promising to leave you feeling good, head to toe. There will be strong association with the breath to keep calmer muscles when learning new and difficult information and to supplement the muscles when required to move with extreme physicality. Classes often include improvisation exercises. There is a place in this class for every curious dancer who is interested in creativity for dance making and dance understanding.