Contemporary/Lyrical Dance

Contemporary/Lyrical is a popular form of dance which developed during the middle portion of the twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and western Europe.

Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its popularity with trained dancers and some overlap in movement type, it is often perceived as being closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical concert dance styles.

Ages: 7 years and above, with a co-requisite of ballet

Dance Wear:

  • Girls: Leotard, footless tights, dance shorts or dance capris that are above the knee.
  • Boys: Sweatpants and t-shirt suitable for movement.

Dance Shoes: See instructor for information on shoe requirement.

Hair: All hair must be pulled back out of the face. If ponytail is longer than the shoulder blades, the hair must be in a bun. The only jewelry that can be worn in any class is stud earrings.

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