Why take modern?
Modern began in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet and theatrical styles. Modern dance rejects limitations of classical dance and favors movement deriving from the expression of inner feelings and movements which incorporate the entire body. Betsy Daily students experience freedom and expressiveness not easily achieved in formal dance styles, while maintaining polished technique and improving total body strength. Our dancers appreciate modern for its emotionally-charged performances, allowing dancers of all levels to use dance as an outlet for frustration and celebration. We encourage that all dancers interested in modern also participate in either jazz or ballet.