Our contemporary class will focus on finding movement that originates from the ground up. Feeling the floor and remaining grounded throughout movement not only allows for a more fluid and elegant motion, but it also provides stability and increases the possibility of shapes that the dancer can create. With this base, the dancer can find energetic pathways within the body so to generate movement and create shapes and ideas. Mobility of the spine is also something that will be brought to the forefront of this class. Having a relaxed spine, which includes the head and neck, increases the freedom with which the dancer can express him/herself. In addition to these principles, this class will help the dancer both hear and find the rhythmic patterns in movement, be it staccato or simply ambiguous movement.