Children & Teens Lyrical/Contemporary

Lyrical/Contemporary Dance

On-line Enrollment begins August 9th and is open
all year through April 15th on a space available basis

Lyrical/Contemporary is an offshoot of jazz dance, featuring choreographed combinations emphasizing the lyrics of modern music (always age appropriate) and building a strong foundation in technique. This style of movement is often used to express strong emotions through dance. Young dancers will find these classes to be an excellent workout and outlet to express themselves physically and artistically.
  • Lyrical 1 is for beginners, however, Lyrical 1 may be repeated at least once depending on the age and ability of the dancer. There is much to learn and master in each level before progressing. Lyrical 1 is for all young dancers new to Lyrical regardless of age. Enrollment in ballet class is highly recommend for dancers attending Lyrical 1.

  • Lyrical 2 is the second level of Lyrical at IAD and may be attended only with the instructors recommendation. Lyrical 2 may be repeated at least once depending on the age and ability of the dancer. There is much to learn and master in each level before progressing. Enrollment in ballet class is highly recommend for dancers attending Lyrical 2.

  • Lyrical 3 is the third level of Lyrical at IAD and may be attended only with the instructors recommendation. Lyrical 3 may be repeated at least once depending on the age and ability of the dancer. There is much to learn and master in each level before progressing. Concurrent enrollment in Ballet III is required OR Lyrical 2 & Teen Ballet.

 

  • Perfect your leaps and pirouettes. Learn to cultivate multiple turns and higher jumps in this dynamic class. Jumps and turns technique class will develop the strength and skills that dancers need to excel in all dance disciplines. Through targeted progression and creative choreography, we will explore powerful movements by going to the floor and taking to the air! Lyrical 4 with Jumps & Turns is open only to dancers in Ballet IV & V. Dancers enrolled in Ballet IV are automatically enrolled in this class. This class is an excellent opportunity for dancers to expand technical and performance technique.

  • Protege Performance Class

    The IAD Protege Performance Class provides committed dancers with challenging and exciting performance opportunities. With a focus on strong fundamentals combined with a diverse and forward thinking approach, we seek to inspire our students and unleash their creative potential. By Audition ONLY! Auditions will be held on the first day of class 9/12 at 6:30pm at IAD. Class/Rehearsals begin Monday 9/19 & continue through June 17th, 2017. Dancers that audition must be available for Nutcracker and the June Production, in addition to weekend rehearsals and performances outside of class time.