Due to its technical similarities, contemporary dance is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and jazz. In Its focus of technique, contemporary dance tends to combine the strong but controlled legwork of ballet while it employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics of modern dance.
Leotard or tight fitting top, leggings or shorts. Student can be barefoot or have footies/pirouettes. Shirts should not show off bellies and no short shorts ('booty shorts') without leggings underneath.