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