Modern (contemporary dance)

This developed in the early 20th century as a rebellion against the constraints of modernclassical ballet. Nowadays, modern retains a strong ballet influence, using many of the same basic positions and steps, but in a more relaxed way. The upper body is more involved, there is much more floor work, and different dynamics of movement are explored. If you love the contemporary dance pieces from So You Think You Can Dance, or love ballet but want to use more expressive movements, this is for you!