“Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical concert dance styles.” (Wikipedia)
Focuses on: a combination of styles, techniques, and perspectives.
Class consists of: a variety elements. A Contemporary class for example may include Barre Exercises , Floor-work, and Improvisation.
Training styles/methods employed: Cunningham, Taylor, Humphrey, Laban, Limon, etc.
Extra benefits: adaptability, mental agility, non-linear thinking, problem solving.