The art of dance is something that has been around for a very long time. It was a way to express and entertain. As time went by, dancing developed quite a lot branching out into many different types of dance including ballet, jazz, hip hop, and more. One of the types of dancing, contemporary dance is a type of dance that makes use of the styles and elements of other dance forms and blends them together. Contemporary dance is also called modern dance and contemporary dance classes have been around ever since the 1900s which was developed to rival ballet and their rigid moves and techniques.
Contemporary dance is also sometimes referred to as “the dance of the day”. It is known as such due to the fact that contemporary dance can interpretatively and artistically represent day to day life through beautiful artistic movements. The popularity of contemporary dance has resulted in it being in high demand in a number of areas and it has become common for the youth to enroll in a contemporary dance class. Practicing contemporary dance can give the person some benefits which is what we are going to take a closer look into today.
1.) Improved creativity and ability of self expression – These days people have become so busy with work and school that we have become quite detached from ourselves and have less time to reflect upon ourselves. Some people turn to yoga classes to be able to relax, but others also turn to contemporary dance. The movements of contemporary dance allow you not only to express yourself, but to do so with creativity.
2.) Increased mental and physical fitness – When you take a contemporary dance class, it is pretty much like working out. Performing all the dance moves in contemporary dance allows you to move your body about as it is supposed to do. Being a contemporary dancer improved your flexibility and is also great for improving your cardio-vascular endurance. Through dancing, you are also able to clear your mind and train your focus which great for your mental fitness.
3.) Learning new techniques – As a contemporary dancer, you will not only be able to express yourself through beautiful movements and increase your fitness both physically and mentally, but you will also be able to broaden your knowledge on dance as a whole. Through practicing contemporary dance, you will learn a number of new techniques which you may not even have known of and are not present in other dance forms or types.
4.) Relaxation and emotional relief – As I have mentioned previously, taking up a contemporary dance class can be a way to express yourself through the creative movements of modern dance. In addition to that, practicing contemporary dance is also a way for you to relax your mind and relieve your emotions. Although it may seem physically tiring, you will find your mind a lot more relaxed as you practice contemporary dance and move around using the techniques being taught to you in the class.