Kristin Sudeikis Teaches a Jumping Rond de Jambe

Contemporary teacher Kristin Sudeikis likes to give each step context within a phrase, so that there’s always a beginning, middle and end. For instance, in this lesson, she bookends the rond de jambe sauté with a place of initiation—the parallel attitude and...

Wes Veldink Teaches Contemporary

Wes Veldink teaches contemporary classes focused on specificity at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Here, he explains a hinge and roll combination on the floor, using core strength rather than hands.   Your browser does not support the video...

What My Teacher Taught Me: Cedar Lake's Matthew Rich

Matthew Rich knew he didn’t want to head straight to college after high school, but he wasn’t sure what path his dance career should take. It was his teacher, The Dance Zone co-owner Jami Artiga, who told him about Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and took...

Contestants Tackle Contemporary in DWTS Premiere

Zendaya and Val, photo by Adam Taylor/ABC, courtesy justjaredjr.com “Dancing with the Stars” Season 16 premiered last night in all its sequined, glittery glory, with new stars, new pros, and new dance styles. For the first time ever, we saw contestants perform...

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