DESCRIPTIONS

Not familiar with dance?  

Here is a description of each style to help you out!

Ballet is often referred to as the backbone of dance. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well. There are three main classifications: classical ballet, neoclassical ballet and contemporary ballet.

 

This style of dance is used to tell a story. It relies heavily on technique  and requires an enormous about of diligence and dedication to perfect. Ballet is typically danced to classical music.  

BALLET

Tap dance is probably best known for the type of shoes the dancers wear. Tap dancers wear special shoes with metal taps on the soles that allows them to create their own drum like rhythmic patterns and sound while they dance.

TAP

Lyrical dance is a style of dance created by merging ballet and jazz.  It is performed to music with lyrics and expresses the importance of technique and conveying emotion.

LYRICAL

""It's a classic American dance style, yet these days, most of us have a difficult time defining it --because jazz refuses to be pinned down.  Instead, it changes over time, interacting with other styles it meets along the way."

-Dance Spirit Magazine 

JAZZ

A free, expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet.

 

 In recent years it has included elements not usually associated with dance, such as speech and film.  

MODERN

Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture.  It includes a wide range of styles within the genre such as breaking, popping, locking, and animation.  

HIP HOP