Contemporary Dance Classes

Contemporary dance classes are popular at the Joanne Grace school of dance, a dance studio conveniently located in Fairy Meadow and catering to students across the Wollongong & Illawarra region.

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Our Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

It is a dance style that can be used to provoke many different thoughts and can be performed with many purposes. Contemporary movement can challenge a dancers centre of gravity and require them to have strength and power in both their upper and lower body, this is so the body can leap and jump with good elevation as well as be controlled and smooth for the more lyrical aspect of the movement.

Improvisation features heavily within this style for its training benefits of freeing the body from habitual movement patterns.  Dance improvisation is used as a tool for creating new movement but is also important because it assists students to think on the spot, make quick decisions, and trust their technique.

Get in touch today for a free trial contemporary dance class.


Professional, highly qualified studio who support kids from recreational level right up to the elite level and beyond. Joanne has become a significant “lighthouse” to our son over eight years, and will continue to do so as he moves forward with his training. Highly recommended!


All my daughters have danced here, they have formed life long friendships while receiving the best teaching within 100kms, I wouldn't trust my children with anyone else.


Our little one loves Joanne Grace. She started in Ready Set Dance and is now moving to Ballet. During COVID we were worried about lessons and her falling behind. The school were great at communicating and keeping us up to date about developments and making sure the kids were safe. While we are not typically a 'dance' family, the end of year concert was absolutely amazing. We loved seeing our little one shine on the stage. You can tell the years of experience at this top level, as it really showed at the performances.