Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary

Mondays

6:00-6:45

Tuesdays

6:00-6:45

This class fuses and teaches the styles of jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. During this class, dancers will work through a detailed warm-up, across the floor techniques, and combos. Dancers will also learn skills in leaps, turns, technique and other skills. This jazz/lyrical/contemporary class pairs well with our Turns, Leaps, and Stretch class which is highly recommended.

Jazz

A high energy style of dance that focuses on technique and musicality. Jazz is a versatile dance genre that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Jazz is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, intricate footwork, leaps and quick turns.

Lyrical Dance

One of our most popular styles. It uses the mood of the music to bring out the movements from the dancers. The music for lyrical is emotionally charged and expressive. The lyrics of the chosen song serve as an inspiration for the dancers’ movements and expressions. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another, holding finishing steps as long as possible. Leaps are exceptionally high and soaring, and turns are fluid and continuous.

Contemporary Dance

A style which stresses versatility and improvisation. Contemporary dance is an organic, expressive style where the dancers explore freedom of movement, allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings and depict stories. The movement style ranges from sharp and fast to emotional and is performed to a wide range of music.

Suggested Attire

Girls

Leotard (or form fitted clothes), dance shorts or leggings, tan jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled up and away from face.

Boys

T-shirt, dance pants, tan jazz shoes.

Socked feet are not allowed due to the danger of slipping. Please wear shoes or bare feet.

Clothing and shoes can be purchased at Backstage Dance Connection.