The introductory class gives students the opportunity to experience lyrical dance, which combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. Students will also explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract.The more advanced Lyrical class is designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Students must take this class in conjunction with ballet.
Pink Leather Split Sole Ballet Shoes | Black Tap Shoes (“Bootie” style)
Tap Shoe Requirements: Only plain leather Tap shoes made from pure Aluminum or Steel may be worn in our dance school. This policy will be strictly enforced for all dancers. Tap shoes made by Leo’s or Capezio Tele Tone is the required brand due to the quality and flexibility to help promote better foot health. If a student currently owns properly fitting black tap shoes that lace-up, they may use it. Once they grow out of their existing shoes, they must purchase the required brand and style listed above. Please make sure not to purchase patent leather. Material must be plain leather.
Note: Please be sure to tighten, and double knot, all ballerinas’ ballet shoes. While bows can be cute, shoes that become loose during class can create a safety hazard. Please cut off excess string, and apply a drop of glue to the knot. Dance shoes and our professional dance floor can get damaged if dance shoes are worn outside.
Black Leotards and Pink (transition/regular) Tights | Black Dance Shorts are acceptable.
Note: Students may wear black skirts, black shorts and black jazz pants during appropriate class time.
Monday – Pulled back in a ponytail or bun off shoulders and face | Tuesday – Pulled back in a bun only.
Note: Girls with hair too short to be tied back should have their hair pinned back out of their faces.
Medical ID’s and newly pierced ears are permitted.
No other jewelry is allowed due to safety reasons.
The Dance Station:
Class Time: 45 Minutes to 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Dance Type: Lyrical