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August 12-17, 2024

Student Program


Contemporary entries into competitions like YAGP is becoming more and more important with equal amount of awards being given between classical & contemporary categories.


Yet, the reality is that students spend less time on their contemporary solos.


We’re here to change that.

Program Breakdown

This program is designed to bridge the gap between classical ballet and modern dance techniques and help students get clarity in what qualities make a contemporary solo stand out.


Our curriculum includes:

– Contemporary Technique

– Improvisation Techniques

– Dance Theatre Skills

– Choreographic Skills

Final Performance

Students will perform their contemporary repertoire (group piece) on Saturday to showcase the skills and improvements they’ve accomplished.

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Expert Teacher


Ages 12-18

8 spots


Full Program Access

10 Class Pack (Online Zoom Ballet Classes)


Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 - 10:30 AM Contemporary Technique Contemporary Technique Contemporary Technique Contemporary Technique Contemporary Technique Warm-Up Class
10:45 - 11:45 PM Improvisation Technique Dance Theatre Skills Improvisation Technique Choreographic Skills Choreographic Skills Final Rehearsal
11:45 - 1:00 PM Contemporary Repertoire Contemporary Repertoire Contemporary Repertoire Contemporary Repertoire Contemporary Repertoire Performance

How the Audition Works

Students must submit a video audition in order to qualify for this program.


Please submit a one-minute  video clip of one of the following:
– Modern or Contemporary class combination.
– ⁠Contemporary solo
– ⁠performance or competition video clip


Upon assessment, we will send you your results within 1 week after completing your audition class.


*There are no refunds for this program.*

Need help deciding if this would be a good fit for you?

Schedule a call with our team!

Event Location

The Program will be held at Berrend Dance Centre

9264 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Contemporary Technique:

Unleash your potential with our Contemporary Technique class, designed to seamlessly blend classical ballet with modern dance. This course teaches dancers how to refine their classical skills to achieve greater fluidity and dynamic movement, mastering transitions from poised to bold off-center techniques.

Improvisation Techniques:

Enhance your natural dance instincts with our Improvisation Techniques class. Develop confidence and unique movement skills in a supportive environment that fosters creativity and the emergence of innovative choreographic talents.


Dance Theatre Skills:

Dive into the world of immersive dance theatre with our Dance Theatre Skills course. Inspired by groundbreaking productions like Sleep No More, this class explores how to craft captivating theatrical experiences that interact dynamically with their environments.


Choreographic Skills:

Step into the role of both dancer and creator with our Choreographic Skills course. Ideal for those aspiring to collaborate with top choreographers or to become one themselves, this program offers opportunities to create individual solos or group performances, culminating in a showcase at week’s end.