Exploring Movement in Contemporary Dance
Dive into movement exploration in Teddy’s contemporary dance course. In these classes, play with various improvisation tasks, then power through a full-length piece with Teddy and his assistants.
Teddy Forance, co-founder of CLI Studios, is a notable contemporary performer and choreographer in the dance industry. He grew up dancing at his family’s studio in Massachusetts before launching into a professional dance career at the age of 17. He is well-known for his choreographic work and performances on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. Teddy has worked with many celebrated artists in the music industry, including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + the Machine, Usher, and more. He’s traveled as a lead performer with Cirque Du Soleil’s Delirium and has performed at the Oscars, Emmys, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning America. Teddy’s choreography was recently featured in the trailer for Red Sparrow and an Apple commercial. He is also a founding member of Shaping Sound and teaches dance globally.
01: Exploring Movement in Contemporary Dance - Interview
Meet Teddy Forance, who will be taking you through a warm-up, improvisation, and contemporary choreography throughout this course. Teddy focuses on finding both subtle and explosive moments, finding freedom in yourself, the music, and your body.
02: Exploring Movement in Contemporary Dance - Contemporary Warm-Up
Join Teddy for a contemporary warm-up in the studio, finding your timing and your personal flow and building with the dancers onscreen to get warm for the rest of the course.
03: Exploring Movement in Contemporary Dance - Improvisation Technique
In these three improvisation tasks with Teddy, find ways to release and ways to activate your brain before jumping into the choreography. Use each task as an opportunity to discover new aspects of movement and your body.
04: Exploring Movement in Contemporary Dance - Contemporary Combo Part 1
Begin the choreography section of the course with Teddy, learning this contemporary combination with a few more intermediate steps. Feel free to pause and rewind as we go along.
05: Exploring Movement in Contemporary Dance - Contemporary Combo Part 2
In part two of Teddy’s contemporary combo, find the dynamics as you settle into the music a bit more. Work up to the more intermediate details and find both energy in the floor and release in your upper body.
06: Exploring Movement in Contemporary Dance - Contemporary Combo Part 3
In this final section of Teddy’s contemporary combo, let the choreography inspire you to be your very best. Put all three sections together and let the movement flow through you.