Lyrical combines classical ballet’s technical elements with the freedom, fluidity and expressiveness of jazz, contemporary and modern. It is principally focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.

Fall/Spring recital classes focus on lyrical/contemporary and modern skills via two choreographed pieces for our December Recital and June Recital.

Fall/Spring jazz technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement. Though principally focused on jazz-based skills, these classes may integrate lyrical and contemporary, as both disciplines do fall under the jazz umbrella.

Jazz technique is required for Competition Team and Performance Company Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical and M.T. dancers. 

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Interested in other forms of dance? Head to our main Classes page!





Our Instructors

Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
Kira Purinton
Kira Purinton
Lexi Reeder
Lexi Reeder
Kelly Sullins
Kelly Sullins


What should I wear to Lyrical?2018-01-14T02:49:25+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan leather half-soles; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

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