The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A photo from the Richmond Academy of Dance's Modern program.


Modern dance classes at the Richmond Academy are grounded in Limon and Graham-based techniques, informed by solid anatomical and biomechanical principles. Dancers are called upon to explore organic rhythms of fall and recovery, spirals, contraction and release. Our classes challenge students to increase spatial awareness, clarity of motion and articulation as well as strength, stamina and flexibility. Encouraging dancers to move fluidly between giving in to gravity and freeing themselves from it, our "classical" approach to modern dance technique prepares students to adapt to a wide range of styles of contemporary movement.