Lyrical 2017-12-08T14:22:00+00:00

Lyrical dance is a style of dance created by merging ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song. Because lyrical dancing focuses on the expression of strong emotion, the style concentrates more on individual approach and expressiveness than the precision of the dancer’s movements.

The emergent lyrical style 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.  (Ref. Wikipedia)

Class Level Descriptions

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The lyrical dance class designed for the Adult Dancer fusing a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. Even though this class is designed for health and enjoyment, It is suggested that Dancers have some knowledge of classical ballet and jazz training and it is highly suggested that the student be continuous in instruction in at least one hour of ballet training per week and one hour of jazz/modern training per week if possible.

Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. For this reason, all dancers enrolled in Lyrical 1 must also be enrolled in at least one hour a week of ballet technique and must have a least one year prior ballet instruction. The origins of lyrical dance are unclear. The form is most often seen in live shows of contemporary music artists and some types of stage shows. The goal of the dancer is to convey the emotion of a song’s lyrics through dance. Intense emotional expression of the face and body are necessary to tell a story that evolves along the lines of the song to which the dance is performed.

Unlike other dance forms, lyrical dance is far less concerned with a dancer’s physique. Often, excellent jazz and ballet dancers are drawn to the lyrical style because they lack the traditional dancer’s build. It is quite common to see dancers who are not extremely thin; however, lyrical dance demands a high degree of flexibility and complicated lifts, so dancers with a nontraditional build still need to be in excellent physical shape to perform lyrical pieces.

Readiness for this class is partly determined by the equivalent level of ballet a student is currently studying. All dancers on the sole discretion of NCDA instructors, may be requested to be evaluated for readiness.

Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. For this reason, all dancers enrolled in Lyrical 2 must also be enrolled in at least one hour a week of ballet technique.

The origins of lyrical dance are unclear. The form is most often seen in live shows of contemporary music artists and some types of stage shows. The goal of the dancer is to convey the emotion of a song’s lyrics through dance. Intense emotional expression of the face and body are necessary to tell a story that evolves along the lines of the song to which the dance is performed.

Unlike other dance forms, lyrical dance is far less concerned with a dancer’s physique. Often, excellent jazz and ballet dancers are drawn to the lyrical style because they lack the traditional dancer’s build. It is quite common to see dancers who are not extremely thin; however, lyrical dance demands a high degree of flexibility and complicated lifts, so dancers with a nontraditional build still need to be in excellent physical shape to perform lyrical pieces.

Dancers wishing to enroll in Lyrical 2 must be of a Ballet 2A level. Add dancers, at the sole discretion of NCDA instructors, may be requested to be evaluated for class readiness

Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. For this reason, all dancers enrolled in Lyrical 3 must also be enrolled in at least one hour a week of ballet technique.

The origins of lyrical dance are unclear. The form is most often seen in live shows of contemporary music artists and some types of stage shows. The goal of the dancer is to convey the emotion of a song’s lyrics through dance. Intense emotional expression of the face and body are necessary to tell a story that evolves along the lines of the song to which the dance is performed.

Unlike other dance forms, lyrical dance is far less concerned with a dancer’s physique. Often, excellent jazz and ballet dancers are drawn to the lyrical style because they lack the traditional dancer’s build. It is quite common to see dancers who are not extremely thin; however, lyrical dance demands a high degree of flexibility and complicated lifts, so dancers with a nontraditional build still need to be in excellent physical shape to perform lyrical pieces.

All dancers wishing to enroll in the Lyrical 3 class must be of a Ballet 3A level. All dancers on the sole discretion of NCDA instructors, may be requested to be evaluated for readiness.