Lyrical / Contemporary
LEVELS: From Beginner through Professional for ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, and Adult.*
Lyrical dance has become very popular through the venue of competitive dance. This expressive form uses an applied technique that borrows from the techniques of ballet, jazz, modern, and fuses other world dance forms. In lyrical dance, the quality of the movement is closely connected to the quality of the music and the interpretation of the lyrics. Contemporary/lyrical dance class relies on passion as much as it does techniques learned in dance classes.
This dance form possesses a fluid quality, but also uses the dynamics and accents of the music to convey the emotions of the song and communicate the story to the audience. This integrated form allows for freedom of self-expression. Lyrical movement and signature styles can be traced back to such Jazz Artists as Mattox, Luigi, and Gus Giordano and modern choreographers as Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham. Today this form is captured on film, video, and live performances. At the Robert Mann Dance Centre, we offer lyrical/contemporary dance class options for beginners up to the professional level.
To sign up for lyrical/contemporary dance class in Bayside, call the Robert Mann Dance Centre or contact us online today!