Free videos about
contemporary dance technique

by Helen
(Ukraine, Lviv)

Good day!!! My name is Helen, I am from Ukraine. I am looking for free videos of contemporary dance for beginners.

Please, help me!


Dear Helen,

Contemporary dancers usually form their selves as dancers by combining the practice of various techniques. So, if I recommend you something, it will be just one thing among many that you may and should explore to become a contemporary dancer.

There's a short series of exercises that I would highly recommend, mostly for understanding relaxation and the quality of effortless movement, which is common in contemporary dance. They also serve as seeds to start movement phrases. Here's the first video (you can follow with the rest, after finishing watching this one):

There is also a series that I find interesting for beginners. It is taught by dancer Benjamin Asriel on behalf of Expertvillage. Below you will find one of those videos. You will also be able to follow the whole series after watching it:

Warm regards,


PD: If you know free videos about contemporary dance technique, leave us a comment below and let us know where to find them!

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contemporary dance technique

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Jul 10, 2012
by: Anonymous

amazing and very creative

Aug 03, 2015
Modern intro for ballet
by: Anonymous

Any tips or resources for ballet dancers who want to start doing modern too?

Aug 03, 2015
Maria's reply
by: Maria

Hi there!

You could read our page about modern dance history. That will give you a broader idea of the different styles of modern dance. Find it here:

Modern dance history

Same for our page about contemporary dance history:

Contemporary dance history

If you are a ballet dancer with many years of training, you may find it difficult to understand the new ways of organizing your posture as well as the new dynamics... but be patient. It’s just a matter of getting used to it, as with everything else.

Remember that modern and contemporary dance classes may differ a lot from each other (because of the big differences among styles), so if you don’t feel comfortable with one class, try another teacher or school. There are many options.

And enjoy!

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