LYRICAL JAZZ

LYRICAL DANCE

Lyrical Jazz dance has been defined as a dance style that embodies various aspects of balletjazzacrobaticsmodern and hip hop, while still maintaining its autonomy. According to Jennifer Foster, “It has been strongly associated with clearly displayed emotional moods, fast-moving choreographic strategies, emphasis on virtuosic display, illustration of song lyrics, and, in group form, exact unison.” 

The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz.The term “lyrical” dance has been recorded as being used only in the realm of dance competitions, and briefly on the popular television show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD).

For me the priority of the Lyrical Jazz is the musicality since it is not taught a choreography with beads but it is developed based on the different musical instruments, accents or lyric of the singer.


The style I work with is a more release style with a strong technical base of ballet and jazz.
We started the class with a progressive warm-up and stretching, we continued with articulation isolations and diagonal techniques depending on the style of thechoreography that will finally be worked on in class.