Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. The style stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Focused on floor-work, using gravity to pull dancers to the floor, this dance genre is often done in bare feet. It can be performed to many different styles of music. The emphasis of contemporary dance is on originality, innovation and creativity.