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Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. It is generally a little more fluid than ballet and somewhat faster, although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance.

A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions, such as love, joy, or anger. Dancers often perform to music with lyrics. The lyrics of the chosen song serve as inspiration for the dancers' movements and expressions. Music used for lyrical dance is typically emotionally charged and expressive. The music genres used in lyrical dance include pop, rock, blues, hip-hop, ethnic and world music and different forms of "downtown" contemporary music, such as minimalism.

Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another, holding finishing steps as long as possible. Leaps are exceptionally high and soaring, and turns are fluid and continuous.

Requirements: Dancers are enrolled in Advanced Jazz.

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