Lyrical dance (also known as contemporary) is a style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and modern dance. meant to showcase the emotional spirit of the music through the body of the dancer. In our lyrical classes you will use techniques from all dance styles to assist in telling the story of the lyrics through expressive movement and performance. A background in ballet and/or jazz is recommended, beginners will benefit from taking the Technique: Dance Foundations either as a prerequisite or concurrently. Each lyrical class begin with a quick stretch and warm up then transition to learning a choreographed dance routine.
* Tuition is billed monthly
Technique: Tricks, Leaps, Turns, Floor work In our Dance Technique class you will be taught individual moves and tricks that would be used in a lyrical, contemporary or jazz dance routine. Categories of these moves include leg tricks, leaps across the floor, pirouettes and turns, and floor work.
Technique: Stretch Stretch class includes a series of poses designed to improve flexibility and strength. We focus on learning how to control our muscles and find our balance, which will benefit all styles of dance.
Technique: Dance Foundations Almost like a gallery of dance moves, the dance foundations class breaks down technique and explains in detail how to execute fundamental dance moves. This is class of building blocks designed for beginner dancers of all ages.
Why do I dance with Ascension Dance? I was a figure skater growing up but that became difficult to afford as an adult in college. So I made the decision to try a tap class as an adult dancer. I loved it and ended up adding a Ballet class to my week. Now I have taken a variety of dance classes from ballet to hip hop, musical theater and even some ballroom. I have also created a second family with my fellow adult dancers and teachers. But more importantly dancing makes me feel better both physically and mentally. Dancing keeps my body active which has helped to wake up every morning refreshed and ready to go. It also keeps my mind active, having to remember different routines and learning new names for different steps. The dance studio is my happy place and I can not wait to continue my dance journey with Ascension Dance!
Adult dance student
I am returning to dance after 3 years. I am excited to dance with Bri and learn a new style (lyrical).
Brianna is a phenomenal teacher and accomplished dancer. When teaching she is not only professional, patient and creative, she incorporates humour creating a very relaxed atmosphere. Regardless of age, ability, and talent she has an uncanny way of making her students feel like beautiful dancers. So looking forward to her new avenue is dance instruction, she is a GEM.... irreplaceable!
Adult dance student