Contemporary is based on the Cunningham and Graham techniques. It’s a style of dance that is very free, looks effortless, but is very technique and strength orientated.
Contemporary is all about movement, expression and often using gravity and floor work. This style of dance is done in bare feet and combines certain elements from jazz, ballet and lyrical.
If you are unsure of ballet classes then contemporary is a good class to start to feel comfortable with structure and technique.