The WDA Contemporary curriculum is divided into four levels:
Kids Jazz/Contemporary (Ages 5-11), Beginner/Intermediate Teen 10+, Intermediate Contemporary/Jazz (12+), Advanced Contemporary (13+). Students are carefully placed into each level especially according to their skill level and experience - not by age.
Placements are determined exclusively by the Artistic Director. We offer Group Classes and Private Lessons.
Out students perform at WDA's annual showcases and compete at such competitions as Youth American Grand Prix, World Ballet Competition, Shake The Ground, and others.
Jazz/Contemporary Kids This class brings together contemporary, jazz and great music. Class format consists of a warm-up to enhance core strengthening, balance, and extensions through isolations, rhythmic exercises, and floor stretches. Class includes across the floor patterns and short dance routines. Students study jazz and contemporary techniques, and learn to build complex combinations and routines.
Beginner/Intermediate Teen. This class is designed for our teen dancers that are wanting to dive more into movement comprehension, individual artistry, and technique. Here the dancer will get to explore a modern based warm up, improv, and choreography. This is a great class for a pre-teen/teen who has danced a little in the past or just beginning.
IntermediateContemporary. The dancer will begin to combine the strong but controlled legwork of ballet with modern. They will start to understand contract-release, floor-work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. And begin to understand changes in rhythm, speed, and direction. The dancer will begin to focus on choreography that will be performed where they will explore individual artist.
- Advanced Contemporary. The dancer will continue to combine the strong but controlled legwork of ballet with modern. They will understand contract-release, floor-work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. And understand changes in rhythm, speed, and direction. The dancer will focus on choreography that will be performed where they will explore individual artistry and storytelling.