Contemporary dance combines the strength and controlled legwork of ballet with modern dance's characteristics of contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. This genre of dance tells a story through grace and strength.
This contemporary class will combine technique development, stretch and conditioning, and choreography for a brain and body workout.
This class is a performance class for Winter Session, where you will be learning choreography to present at J'Adore Dance's recital in March. Dancers will be responsible for paying for their own costume.
*** This is a registered class only. Drop-ins and make-ups will be unavailable only for this 10-week session.
Camille Ensminger has trained and performed for many years in ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco and contemporary dance. She is currently in her 11th year performing with Orchesis Dance Group at the University of Alberta. Camille is a company member of Synaethesis Dance Theatre, performing at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival over the past several years in shows including Letters and Words (nominated for a Sterling Award for Outstanding Fringe production), Self(ish), Felix Checks Out and SWIPE (nominated for a Sterling Award) as well as other company productions including The Heliotrope. She performed at the Chinook Series festival in The Yellow Wallpaper and at Fringe 2018 in The Soldier's Tale, accompanied by members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She most recently performed in Plain Jane Theatre’s Get Happy in February 2020. Camille teaches jazz classes at the U. of A. Orchesis Dance Program, contemporary dance, ballet and dance conditioning classes and is a certified Xtend Barre instructor. Camille has a B.A. degree from the University of Alberta in Modern Languages (French, Italian and Spanish).