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Modern and Contemporary Dance part 2

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

Brief course description

Modern and Contemporary Dance part 2 will give the student experience in movement material from both established techniques and innovative, contemporary expression. Freedom of movement and expansion of the body's movement vocabulary is paramount and students will work with dance qualities that contrast with the buoyancy and importance of alignment in classical ballet. Different forms of floor work stimulate new movement experiences and the dynamic aspects of this dance form are of great importance.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student should:

  • be able to perform relevant forms of contemporary dance, with special emphasis on musicality and dynamics in the light of this dance form's particular characteristics.
  • have an understanding of contemporary dance as an artistic form of expression and its relevance in relation to classical ballet.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of teacher-led classes, coaching and independent study. Classes are normally taught in groups and consist mainly of technical dance training. Attending relevant performances is a central part of the work with contemporary dance.

Classes can be in groups of varying size and relate to the progress being made, by each group relative to the programme’s learning objectives and according to each group's composition.

The coursework requirements are:

  • mandatory attendance and participation in classes.
  • submission of all assignments.
  • submission of personal evaluation reviews and participation 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 awarding of either a pass or a fail grade.