Contemporary combines ballet and modern techniques with musical and emotional expression with a strong focus on modern techniques (contractions and release, off-center balances and suspension) as well as musicality and self expression.
Lyrical is a combination of ballet and jazz that challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion.
Level I (60 minutes) - S. Williams
This class introduces students to the styles of both genres, while also understanding the performance aspects associated with both.
Level II (60 minutes) - A. Perkins
This class is a combination of contemporary and lyrical that challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. Level II includes more intricate, technical, and naturalistic moves. Level II builds on previous contemporary and lyrical training and knowledge, while working on developing style, finesse and emotional expressiveness.
Level III (60 minutes) - M. Lane
For students with a strong dance background and desire to challenge themselves. This class will use advanced technique and more difficult choreography.