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CDA is one of the first Contemporary Dance Examination Boards, and with so many dance students wishing to pursue a career within contemporary dance, having a broad knowledge and understanding of the dance genre will be a great benefit to teachers and students alike. Contemporary dance is now a fundamental dance genre and should be included within weekly dance classes, enhancing students dance vocabulary and artistic interpretation.

CDA is a complete syllabus for teachers to follow incorporating the below dance techniques. Examinations will be available to students aged 9 years and above following structured and disciplined exercises incorporating improvisation and candidates own choreography.

 

“Merce Cunningham”

  • Abstract movement that do not necessarily tell a story
  • Multiple and simultaneous actions
  • “Independence between dance and music”
  • Suspension of perspective and symmetry in ballet scenic frame perspective such as front, center and hierarchies
  • Unpredictable movement with great speed and changing of rhythm and directions
  • Classical leg technique
  • Choreography that appears disordered but relies on technique
  • Creative freedom

“Martha Graham”

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.”

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