Lyrical dance technique can trace its roots back to Russia in the first half of the 20th century. The Russian method used focuses on back strength and the fluidity of the arms. Lyrical and contemporary also really test the abilities of bodies to create many impactful emotions through sharp movements.
This approach to dance helped shape lyrical dance in later decades into what it is today. Lyrical dance started turning into a new dance form in the 1970’s as a form of Jazz that told a story or classic ballet, lyrical later described the movements that went directly with the song that was played, kind of like improve.
Lyrical dance did not gained popularity until the 1990s. Dance teachers struggled with whether to include the new style, alongside jazz, and ballet. Some argued that lyrical should be taught only as a version of ballet and jazz. Other teachers began teaching lyrical dance classes separately from ballet and Jazz.
By the early 2000’s some of the world's biggest studios started offered classes in lyrical dance.
"Fox's reality show "So You Think You Can Dance?" which premiered in 2005, regularly featured lyrical dancers
The visually impressive leaps, turns and acrobatics featured on the show helped push lyrical dance to new levels of physical difficulty."
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