Contemporary is a dance style that is featured on the show.


Contemporary dance borrows from other dance genres, such as: jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip-hop and modern.[1] Unlike ballet, it is versatile and improvisational, and is often done in bare feet.[1]

During the early stages of the show, most dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio are contemporary dancers, easily outnumbering the members of the studio that specialize in any other genre. In Season 6, for the first time since the show started, the number of contemporary dancers are outnumbered vastly by both acro and hip-hop dancers.[2]



  • Despite the fact that Skylar is introduced as an acro dancer, according to her Talking Heads caption in an episode, she is a contemporary dancer.[3]


Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Contemporary dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia. Retrieved on January 20, 2016.
  2. "Grave New World." Wikia. Retrieved on January 13, 2019.
  3. "Dancing with Myself." Wikia. Retrieved on April 9, 2016.