Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques that challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music through emotion and tells a story through every movement made.
Lyrical dance is expressive, subtle and dynamic drawing on ballet-based technique to create an organic and dramatic feel. Depending on the given song and choreography, a lyrical piece may or may not be graceful, but will always be expressive and unpredictable, particularly in comparison to ballet and other jazz pieces. Intense emotional expression of the face and body are necessary to tell a story that evolves along the lines of the song to which lyrical dance is performed.