Lyrical dance

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Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques and is a "cousin" to those styles.[1]

The emergent lyrical style has a relatively recent history and a genesis based on the coming together of ballet with rock/folk/pop/alternative music and a variety of jazz dance styles and modern dance. Dancer, teacher and choreographer Suzi Taylor, who holds regular class at Steps on Broadway in New York City is considered by many to be an early mother of lyrical dance, having emphasized a unique brand of musicality and expressiveness which influenced many future teachers and choreographers.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ The Contemporary Conundrum --Dance Spirit magazine
  2. ^ Matisse Dance with Joyby Susan Goldman Rubin
  3. ^ Dance Teacher, The Practical Magazine of Dance
  4. ^ Jones, Jen. "AMERICA'S Sweetheart." Dance Spirit 13.9 (2009): 64-68. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 31 Jan. 2010.