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Modern and Contemporary Dance part 1

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Bachelor’s in classical ballet

Brief course description

The course will give the student experience in movement material from both established techniques and innovative contemporary expressions. Freedom of movement and expansion of the body’s movement repertoire are paramount and students will work with dance qualities that are in contrast to the buoyancy and alignment in classical ballet. Different forms of floor-work provide new movement experiences and the dynamic aspects of this dance genre are considerable.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student should:

  • have experience of and be able to perform contemporary dance.
  • have an understanding of contemporary dance as a means of expression.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of teacher-led classes, coaching and independent work. Classes normally involve groups of students and mainly consist of technical dance training. Attending different performances is a vital part of studying contemporary dance.

The coursework requirements are:

  • mandatory attendance and participation in classes
  • submission of all assignments
  • submission of self-evaluation documents and involvement in evaluation and development meetings.


Coursework requirements must have been met for the student to receive a final assessment in the course. During the course, the students work and development will be assessed in relation to the course's learning objectives. The course is assessed by the subject teachers.

The course is assessed by the awarding of either a pass or a fail grade.