Contemporary & Lyrical

About

Contemporary  A challenging and inspiring class, Contemporary takes elements of ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance, fusing into movement that is edgy, grounded, graceful, and driven by emotion. This class aims at exposing students to a distinct quality of movement, engaging core strength, balance, and flexibility while emphasizing body lines and sustained extension.  Ballet training is encouraged to maximize results.

Lyrical Lyrical Combines the beauty of ballet with the power of jazz, using motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical is a passionate dance style and tells a story through every movement made. Lyrical dance has a relatively recent history and a genesis based on the coming together of ballet with rock/folk/pop/alternative music and a variety of jazz dance styles and modern dance.  It is mainly performed to music with lyrics, and the song’s lyrics are a driving force and key inspiration for the movement. Choreography is often emotional, gripping, and delicate, all at the same time.

  • a distinct quality of movement
  • engaging core strength
  • balance
  • flexibility
  • emphasizing bodylines
  • sustained extension