Contemporary is an outgrowth of modern and ballet dance techniques. Contemporary heavily emphasizes a connection between the mind and the body, and often appears disordered but relies on proper technique. Contemporary is not necessarily narrative, and often incorporates improvisation, fall and recovery, and floor work. Students will be instructed in a brief history of the art form as well as proper terminology and technique.
Lyrical is an expressive form of dance that focuses on using simultaneously subtle and dynamic movement to convey musicality and emotion through movement. Lyrical is a combination of ballet and jazz techniques with influences from contemporary and modern. Students are instructed in connectivity of movement flowing each movement seamlessly from one to the next as well as using poetic expression to convey various emotions. Lyrical will help the student learn how to express their emotions through dance and will help the student develop more dynamic ways of performing.