Lyrical is a very passionate and emotional dance style. It is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical connects ballet and jazz movements together while telling a story through the music. This class allows the body to express emotions through technical dance movements. It is mainly performed to music with lyrics and the song's lyrics are a driving force and key inspiration for the movement. Because a solid ballet/jazz based foundation is an essential requirement of this style of dance, students must be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class in order to take lyrical. In lyrical class, dancers are taught to hold out and connect the move for as long as possible and are taught to connect transitions smoothly. Dancers are taught to discover breathing, express feelings and portray all of this to the music.
Lyrical dance has become a very popular dance form through shows such as "So You Think You Can Dance" and “World of Dance”.
Lyrical & Contemporary Dress Code:
NO BAGGY PANTS, ATHLETIC SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!
Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown yoga pants, leggings or spandex dance shorts. Black split-sole slip-on jazz shoes. (TBD - May need tan split-sole slip-on jazz shoes for show. Tan jazz shoes may be worn if you have them from last season).
Boys: Black nylon warm-up pants or sweats and black, brown or white t-shirt. Shoe requirement is the same as listed above.