Contemporary & Fusion

Contemporary is perfect for the student who just loves to dance, and for Irish and ballet students looking to supplement their learning. Contemporary is required for all NLID and CCAC students to enhance their performance ability and versatility.

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. From technique and choreography, to improvisation, this form of dance is always fun!

Contemporary is suitable for students 6+

Fusion is a combination of contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and more. This fun and energetic class is great for anyone who wants to dance in a non traditional way. Suitable for ages 6-11

The Norther Lights Dance Academy's performance of "A Special Christmas", 2023.  Photo by Jesse Barcega

Progressing Contemporary Technique – PCT

Progressing Contemporary Technique is an innovative program created by Adam Blanch in conjunction with Progressing Ballet Technique, devised as a series of functional exercises to help you explore and develop freedom of movement. To bring awareness to the importance of finding articulation through your body and allowing that discovery to give you that enhanced sense of mobility in contemporary dance.

PCT focuses on activating muscles groups through a process of utilising resistance and strength training. Our aim is to help you achieve a sense of moving with resistance, but never a tension in the body.

PBT and PCT are worked into Contemporary 2 and up.