At the turn of the 20th century, a dance movement emerged as a rebellion to classical ballet. It rejected ballet’s formal technique based on codified positions, defiance of gravity, and turn out. Instead this new American dance, termed “Modern”, stressed natural motions and the use of gravitational pulls on the body. Taking techniques used by Graham, Horton and Laban students will achieve proper alignment, placement, flexibility, coordination, and balance as it applies to modern dance technique. Ballet and Jazz classes are required to enter this form of dance. Suggested classes that will help further this study: Leaps & Turns and Acrobatics.