theaTer dance

Tap, Jazz, Contemporary

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Contemporary dance

 

 

Unlike classical danceis an expressive form of the body based on free movement and improvisation. 

 

The steps of contemporary dance leave full creative and stylistic freedom, the dancer becomes a choreographer of himself and the whole thing revolves around his ability to improvise.

 

Also in this discipline, as for classical ballet, it is important to develop a capacity for control over the legs, the use of openings and all other fundamental characteristics for a dancer.

Self-Expression

 

 

Not only does contemporary dance training teach students how to access their emotions and give them the physical conditioning and training to express them, but it also gives them a sense of empowerment.

 

Creatively rendering emotion and thought into physical movement gives students a kind of unique “voice” with which to express themselves, so they can find ways to express themselves, even when words aren’t sufficient.

 

This can be especially helpful for shy students or students with learning disabilities, and builds confidence in students who might otherwise feel invisible and unheard.

Benefit of Tap Dancing

 

 

Tap dancing is beneficial in many ways.

Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination.

 

Tap dance combinations build strength in the legs and feet in addition to increasing flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles.

CONTEMPORARY AWARDS

 

  • 1st Place in Jewels Festival, 2020 - Lea Miyu Foulloy, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani

  • 1st Place in International Japan Ballet Competition - Reina Nakamura, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani

  • Top 12 in YAGP NY, 2019 - June Morishige, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani

  • 3rd Place in Jewels Festival, 2019 - June Morishige, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani

  • 2nd Place in Riga Spring Festival, 2018 - Reina Nakamura, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani

  • 2nd Place in Riga Spring Festival, 2018 - June Morishige, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani

  • Top 12 in YAGP Pholadelphia, 2015 - Fuki Takahashi

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