Are you looking for an introductory class to dancing for your child, where enjoyment of moving is the focus of the class? Read on to find out more about lyrical dance classes at WADPA.
What is Lyrical?
Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song.
Its similarity to ballet comes from combining the many technical elements of classical ballet dance with the freedom, expressiveness and fluidity aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through dancing. Students use long flowing skirts to help portray these emotions when dancing.
Who can do Lyrical?
Anyone! We find that Lyrical dance can be a great introductory class for young children because it instils a sense of enjoyment by simply moving to the music. This will prepare them for the more strenuous drills of ballet in a fun way. Discover our Melody Bear Movement, a pre-school ballet class for our youngest.
What age group is this class for?
At WADPA we have lyrical classes from grade 1 level (age 7ish) up to senior level. We encourage all our students to take exams if they wish to.
Why choose Lyrical?
Lyrical dance is an evolving form, which has received much attention from various television dance competition shows in recent years. It’s a fun and enjoyable class for all ages and a great way to get familiar with the basics of dancing for the younger ones.
Which syllabus do we teach at WADPA?
We teach BTDA for lyrical dance. BTDA is an international awarding body. Exams available.