Modern (or post-modern) dancing originated in the middle of 1980 and it includes abandoning traditional dance technique and choosing theatrical elements as the basis, using literal or illustrative means.

Modern dancing is a more open-minded and free dance style in which the choreograph uses emotions and mood for creating his/her dance steps. Modern dancing encourages dancers to free their emotions and mood and create their own sequence of steps.

Dancers of modern dances express their deepest feelings through movement, thus becoming closer with their inner essence. Before developing choreography, the dancer decides which emotions he/she is going to attempt to transfer to the audience.

Dancers renounce the limitations imposed by classical ballet and use movements matching the expression of their inner sensations.