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Contemporary dance

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what is contemporary dance. is that like the modern, ballet, jazz mix up i see occasionally. like what most of the participants of so you think you can dance do
 

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You are probably to old. You will not reach a professional level. Maybe you'll have fun.
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
Guys, I like watching contemporary dance and am thinking about taking it up. Only problems I can see are: I am approaching 30 and am probably too old (and not flexible enough) to start learning; and no one really dances contemporary outside of dance shows ie contemporary dance moves can't be used in clubs/bars. Any thoughts?

I practice break dancing, hip-hop, jazz and salsa in my freetime. While pretty strenuous, I don't see any problem with someone who is 30 learning anything besides break dancing. If you are in decent shape (not more than a couple pounds overweight), it should take about 2-3 months to get the flexibility you need to start rudimentary jazz steps. I don't think you'll be doing layouts or hitch kicks any time soon, but you'll get a basic understanding of the fundamentals with ease.
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
Contemporary dance is like this:

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Hmm, on second thoughts, it's definitely a performance dance style and not really a "hobby dance" style.


That looks like ballet mixed with jazz mixed with random expressions
I never really could get into interpretive dance.
 

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you could have dance recitals or join a local performance group as a hobby. a lot of the technical stuff is based on ballet so you might want to start there. also flexibility just requires practice. you might not be a professional or make a lot of money off of it, but i dont' think that's what you're looking to do.
 

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