Contemporary dance is style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
Contemporary does not use fixed moves and instead tries to develop totally new forms and dynamics, such as quick oppositional moves, shifting alignments, systematic breathing, and in general trying to find the absolute limits of our human form and physique.
The origins of this dance movement can be traced to several influential dancers such as Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham, both of whom went on to develop their own respective techniques in Contemporary dance.
Friends that dance together, stay together.
What WSBPA means to me…
The WSBPA has been such a huge part of my childhood. In my time here I have learned so much more than ballet and modern dance. I have made life-long friends here and will never forget the great moments I have had here, both on and off the stage.
To me, WSBPA is my childhood. Your classmates slowly grow into family, teachers become like second parents and the studio becomes your second home if not your first! The WSBPA will always hold a special place in my heart and mind with unforgettable memories with people that I know will be my friends for life.
WSBPA means everything. The school and staff gave me more than just dancing lessons. It gave me life lessons that I will never forget.
It has given me the confidence to do what I love and has taught me so much about performing. I have been taught things I would never learn anywhere else. I have been treated so well and always love coming to singing and dancing class. This is my favourite place to be and WSBPA means the world to me.
The WSBPA has been my second home since I was 3. Words cannot explain how special the WSBPA is to me. So many memories and opportunities I will cherish forever. It’s a special place with wonderful friends and teachers.
WSBPA is a place where i have learned valuable life lessons. I have been taught the importance of hard work and discipline, dedication and perseverance. WSBPA is a home away from home where i have been show that family isn’t just limited to bloodline.