Lyrical dance is easiest described as a combination of jazz and ballet. It is faster than ballet, but not as fast as jazz. Lyrical dance combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Most lyrical dance pieces are performed to music with lyrics and the lyrics of the song are what the choreography of the dance is based on. The songs chosen usually express very strong emotions, like love, joy and anger.
Lyrical dance is very graceful with moves flowing smoothly and seamlessly. Jumps are high and turns are very fluid. Lyrical is one of the most expressive forms of dance to watch. It is often very acrobatic and simply a joy to watch.
All of our lyrical dance classes meet every week for 45 minutes. The classes are structured and developed to be developmentally appropriate for children of all age groups. Lyrical dancing is fun way for many kids to begin learning to dance. The dress code for our lyrical dance classes is pretty relaxed and this dance style is often less intimidating than others. While it is not a walk in the park to excel in this style of dance, it is often seen as more accessible to older students than some other classes.