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Lyrical
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Lyrical

Lyrical dance combines elements of ballet and jazz to create a soft style that emphasizes the storytelling quality of music.  An emphasis is placed on grace and fluidity, musicality, and expressiveness to capture emotion through movement.  Lyrical is offered in four levels; class placement is determined by skill level and students often repeat levels until they have achieved mastery.  Combined levels (ex. Lyrical 1/2) indicate that students approved for lyrical at either level (Lyrical 1 or Lyrical 2) are able to register for this class.

Lyrical 1

This level teaches a combination of skills and terminology used in beginner ballet and jazz classes. Grace and fluidity of movement are prioritized, in addition to proper body alignment, center of balance, and beginning turns, jumps, and floor work. (No prerequisite. Ages 6 and older may register. Typical age range is 6-8 years.)

Lyrical 2

In this level, dancers work to connect their steps together in fluid combinations and traveling exercises.  Attention is placed on increased control and balance necessary to learn intermediate turns, jumps, and extensions. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 8-10 years. Ballet and/or jazz experience is preferred.)

Lyrical 3

At this level, emphasis is placed on storytelling through precise and fluid movement that utilizes accents in music and lyrics.  A focus will be placed on increasing flexibility and strength in order to begin utilizing advanced turn combinations, jumps, and floor work. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 10-12 years.  Ballet and/or jazz experience is preferred.)

Lyrical 4

Advanced ballet and jazz skills are utilized in order to perform very difficult technical steps and combinations that demand increased strength and flexibility. Students are asked explore the emotional aspects of the music and choreography to achieve a desired performance quality. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 13-18 years.  Ballet and/or jazz experience is preferred.)

Standard 60 mins
Prerequisite

Dancer has mastered the preceding TDC lyrical level or has permission from the instructor. See each level for additional prerequisites. Students must be age 6 or older. 

Age

Multiple Levels - See Class Description

Attire

Any Dance Corner or WWPDC dancewear top, black t-shirt, black long sleeve top, black camisole, or black leotard is acceptable. Any sort of Dance Corner dancewear bottom, black shorts, or black jazz pants/leggings is acceptable.

Hair

Hair must be tied back off of the face.

Shoes

Foot Undeez to match skin tone.

Schedule of Lyrical Classes

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"We all say TDC is our second home, but it’s true. We all go to take class and learn new skills but the best part is the friendships that you build. Everyone at TDC is there because they love dance. All the staff and students are there because they want to have fun doing what they love. It’s hard to describe but everyone here cares so much about each other and the craft. I have learned some of life’s most important lessons here, because it’s more than just dance class that we take here, everything that we do here is about having fun, building bonds and learning life lessons through dance."
Sophie
TDC Dancer since age 3
Elite Team Dancer since age 10
WWPDC Member
The Dance Corner The Elite Team West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company