The student will learn basic elements of contact improvisation and modern dance. Components of contact improvisation will consist of simple partner exercises including weight sharing, falling, and rolling, use of momentum, and rolling points of contact in a safe, supportive environment paced for the individual. Emphasis on alignment and range of motion, creative/expressive movement, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Classes will include beginning level floor warm-ups and stretches, center exercises, and choreographic sequences. No dance experience necessary.