Contemporary is an expressive style of dance that fuses several genre styles to create something new. Contemporary is an organic and ever evolving genre that can be so exciting to perform and watch. Contemporary choreography usually tells a story or has a purpose or vision that is wanting to be expressed to the audience.
Contemporary definitely needs strength and technique. It is strongly encouraged that students who are interested in contemporary do two classes a week for this reason, so pairing contemporary with ballet or jazz is recommended.