These classes explore both Modern Dance styles, Lyrical & Contemporary.
Lyrical has its foundations in classical ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.
Contemporary tends to combine strong controlled form, shapes and lines with aspects of classical ballet techniques. It also employs specifically modern dance techniques such as contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Original and innovative explorations of time, space and dynamics, changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. Contemporary Dance often (but not always) communicates an idea or intention, giving the audience a glimpse into a purpose or meaning, story or idea being told through the movement and dancers relationships with the space and with each other.
Students may wear foot undeez or half sole shoes, socks OR bare feet. Students should wear a leotard and SCIPA Shorts or SCIPA crop and SCIPA shorts or a leotard on its own but with any of those options, pink ¾ length tights or full length pink/flesh convertible tights must be worn. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face in a bun.