Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movement, focusing on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.
Lyrical also blends ballet and jazz dance. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another, holding finishing steps as long as possible. Leaps are exceptionally high and soaring, and turns are fluid and continuous.