Contemporary dance utilises the strong and controlled legwork of both ballet and modern dance. This style uses the torso, and also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. Contemporary is a technical style which uses unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction. It sometimes also incorporates elements of non-western dance cultures such as African dance.
Modern/Lyrical dance is a style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings. Modern dance was created as a rebellion against classical ballet, emphasizing creativity in choreography and performance. Modern and lyrical dance expresses choreography through lyrics in the song.
Dance attire to be worn in contemporary can include crop tops, singlets, bike pants and leggings. Bare feet are satisfactory or you can purchase toe thongs or half ballet shoes. NO SOCKS are to be worn as they are a major safety concern.