Strength, Breath, Fluidity, and Release
Contemporary dance is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid-twentieth century. Since that time, the contemporary dance style has grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, especially in North America and Europe. Contemporary dance is a style that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Combining the strength and grace of ballet with the floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation of modern dance, this style strives to connect the mind, body, and soul.
Our Contemporary Beg/Int program builds on foundational skills and knowledge and adds challenge to style, stamina, improvisation, and dance combinations. Limited experience is suitable for this class.
- Athletic wear or Dance wear
- Jazz shoes or grippy socks
Registrations can be completed online or in person at the studio or over the phone (provided you already have an account with J'Adore Dance). Payment must be received at the time of registration.
Prorating: Prorating class registration fees will not begin until week 5 of the session. Registering for a class before week 5, you are eligible for 3 make-ups to be used in any of our sessional programming within the current session. Please note that prorated classes and make-up classes are subject to availability.
Registrations cancelled before the first class are subject to a $25+GST administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the start date of the class, however, we will issue credit (minus the $25+GST administrative fee) valid for 12 months from the start date of the canceled program if the registration is canceled before the third class of the session. No refunds or credit will be granted after the start of the third class other than for serious illness or injury with medical documentation provided. Cancellation requests must be received in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org) and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Camille Ensminger has trained and performed for many years in ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco and contemporary dance. Camille is a company member of Synaethesis Dance Theatre, performing at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in Letters and Words (Sterling Award nominated for Outstanding Fringe production), Self(ish), Felix Checks Out and SWIPE (Sterling Award nominated) as well as other company productions including The Heliotrope. Other select performances include The Yellow Wallpaper (Chinook Series Festival), The Soldier's Tale, accompanied by members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (Edmonton Fringe) and Plain Jane Theatre's Get Happy. Dance projects including a live-streamed performance, Iterate (Mile Zero Dance) and a Canada-wide theatre collaboration with Catalyst Theatre, Until the Next Breath. Camille teaches jazz classes at the U. of A. Orchesis Dance Program as well as contemporary, jazz, Broadway jazz, ballet, and lyrical. She is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique, is a certified Xtend Barre instructor and teaches Stretch & Strength, Barre and fitness classes. Camille has a B.A. degree in Modern Languages from the University of Alberta.