Contemporary/Modern Dance


This course blends techniques from ballet, jazz, and modern and lyrical genres and will provide development through theory and practical application. The first period encompasses different styles of movement and technique. The second period will include choreography with a focus on improvisation toward composition. The class will emphasize the practice of composition skills, clarity of movement, initiation, body articulation, and dynamics of performance and will focus on the development of small group work and solos. Dance history will be included in this course in addition to discovering new contemporary choreographers and dancers. Written reports must be submitted.


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Wendy Stein


Wendy Stein is originally from Long Island. She began her classical ballet training in NYC with Andre Eglevsky , Robert  Joffrey and  has continued her study of ballet with Finis Jhung. In her teens she studied modern dance at the Martha Graham School and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South and Central America performing as a soloist with Larry Richardson, Yuriko, Pearl Lang and was on the staff of the New School in New York City. Ms. Wendy currently teaches in several professional dance studios in the tri state area. She was a dance instructor at the Performing Arts High School in Middlesex County, New Jersey. In addition to her teaching commitments, Wendy travels to many cities in the US Judging Dance Competitions both at Regional and National levels. She also conducts Intensives, Workshops and Master Classes in ballet, pre pointe, pointe and modern. As an accomplished ballet/modern dancer and teacher Miss Wendy is totally committed to giving back. "I teach from my heart, I want to give my students everything I know". She is intensely passionate about dance and totally devoted to her students.   She has instructed students of all ages. Miss Wendy has choreographed many award winning pieces in both classical and modern dance.  Many students of Ms. Wendy have been very successful in the dance industry performing on Broadway, TV, film, and stage. Dance Studio Life Magazine did a beautiful profile on Miss Wendy. 


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