If it helps, perhaps don't think of it as a dance at all.

A contemporary dance class is a movement class.

You bend, stretch, jump, reach, and turn to lots of different beats and rhythms.

Doesn't that sound like a good idea?

And because it brings in influences from so many other dance styles, it's a little journey through the world of dance that can help you identify specific dances that you might like to try or which you discover suit you and your body.

We've experienced modern dance pupils who, after a term or two of classes, then also take up ballet as they surprise themselves by enjoying those dance moves the most.

And we've also come across a few people who've signed up to samba classes after experiencing a bit of samba in a modern dance class.

So it really is a fantastic mix of movement, dance and exercise that's suitable for absolutely everybody.

To help you understand the modern styles and techniques further, and to give you the opportunity to try a class at home, we've created our dance workout - the perfect place to start your dancing adventures...