Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz together. Usually performed to a song with lyrics. One of the most common qualities of lyrical dance is the continuation of movement. The choreography is usually designed to have the movements flow very naturally and smoothly into each other, with little or no stopping or moments of stillness. The word “lyrical” itself has nothing to do with words to a song – rather, it draws upon the dictionary definition, which includes phrases such as “having a poetic, expressive quality…highly emotional or enthusiastic”. In lyrical 101 we will work on the foundational skills of lyrical including storytelling and expressing emotions through dance.