lt dance studio shawnigan lake lyrical
Lyrical is often considered a sub-category dance style. It combines elements of Ballet, Jazz  and Contemporary Modern dance. Lyrical training maintains aspects of free movement combined with disciplined techniques.  This expressive, often emotional dance genre has a self explanatory title; “Lyrical” movements are often cued by a song’s lyrics and phrases.


HAIR: Hair is to be worn off the face in all Lyrical classes. Dancers are welcome to put their hair in a high or low pony-tail or bun. No matter the style, hair must be tied back and free from distraction.

UNIFORM: Body suits and dance skirts are best suited for Lyrical attire. Similar to our ballet guidelines, we understand that all of our dancers come in different shapes and sizes, with that in mind we do not ask that all dancers conform to the exact same style of body suit. Any body suits may be worn, with any chosen sleeve length, best suited for the comfort of each dancer.

Tan or skin-tone tights may accompany your body suit for Lyrical Attire, though they are not mandatory. Any style dance skirt or spandex shorts are also suggested.

FOOTWEAR: Black Jazz shoes are required for all lyrical classes. Foot undies may also be acceptable for dancers in Intermediate and Senior levels.