Contemporary dance alot like Ballet takes great strength and control and a good knowledge of your body.
Using elements from both modern dance ( lines, angulation, contractions) With ballet (leg lines, strength in the core) the use of a partner and contact with the floor to create beautiful pieces telling a story of either the music or the lyrics (Lyrical dance)
It also includes techniques such as fall and recovery, improvisation and the use of characters.
Footloose uses the Contemporary Dance Arts syllabus.
Contemporary can be started at any age, but the older the student, the more demanding in skill and knowledge it becomes. Also a need to study Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham is a requirement for examinations.