Contemporary Dance Classes
Sydney’s best studios for contemporary styles
Sydney's Contemporary Dance Studios
What is Contemporary Dance?
How Contemporary Dance Started
Contemporary’s history can be traced back to as early as the 1980s when a few influential dancer such as Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham formed a movement to breakaway from the original dance styles of ballet and lyrical dance to develop unconventional dance styles.
There was a shift away from the focus on formalised dance techniques towards building one’s physical and emotional expression. This shift was mainly driven by the common desire amongst dancers to embrace freedom and explore the absolute limits of the human body.
Today, Contemporary Dance has become one of the most dominantly learned dance genres by professional dancers and more recently, further hybrid styles forming with contemporary and street dance styles.
Contemporary Dance in Sydney
Sydney has a wide community for Contemporary dance with several popular dance studios across Sydney offering Contemporary dance classes of different levels. These classes have a community of regular and casual attendees that dedicate a good amount of their leisure time in building their contemporary dance skills for their enjoyment and wellbeing. As this dance style requires you to learn an extensive range of body techniques, it is common to see classes offered as a package over the course of several weeks, allowing people to level up their dance skills on a more serious level.