Lyrical dance is an expressive, fluid style of dance that borrows specific styles and techniques from both traditional ballet and jazz. Dancers are encouraged to show emotion through graceful movements and challenging choreography.
Lyrical is considered a “pseudo genre”, as it does not fit into a traditional style of dance but uses various movements and techniques from various genres with a modernized spin.
Contemporary is also a modern “pseudo genre” that is inspired by various traditional styles of dance. Contemporary movements are reminiscent of classical, modern, and jazz dance styles with room for creativity and expression.
Dance pieces involve the controlled legwork often seen in traditional ballet combined with the improvisation and theatrical movement seen in modern dance.