Dulwich Ballet School (DBS), in addition to the
traditional styles of Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance, also offers classes
in Contemporary Dance, a style which has become extremely popular in the
last decade as illustrated by works such as Revelations and The Rite of
We also offer classes in Body Conditioning from Ballet Grade 3 upwards.
Dulwich Ballet School (DBS) offers three levels of Contemporary Dance.
Its technical similarities are often perceived as being closely related
to Modern Dance and Ballet developed during the mid-twentieth century.
Contemporary Dance classes are creative, challenging and promote the
versatility and individuality of each student. In the levels below there
will be a mix of technical exercises incorporating traditional
techniques such as those by Graham and Cunningham including creative
work such as choreography and contact/partner work. A variety of genres
of music can be used in this ever evolving dance style.
The guide age-range for this class is 10-15+ years, depending on previous dance experience as follows:
Body Conditioning is recommended for students in Grade 3 ballet and above. It helps to improve core strength and fitness, improve flexibility and stamina which all help with their graded ballet work.