Lyrical & Contemporary

APSD offers 6 levels of lyrical in addition to advanced contemporary. Lyrical dance is the interpretation of the lyrics of a song. This class blends the sustained controlled movement of ballet with freedom, power, and dynamics of jazz and modern dance. It is based on the teacher's style of choreography and the song as opposed to percussive rhythms. This style of movement is often used to tell a story with strong emotional content. We offer this class on the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels for all ages. Contemporary is an expressive form of dance that also draws from ballet and jazz movements in a less structured style. Body contractions, flexed feet, asymmetrical body shapes and floor work are examples of this dance form. Currently, we only offer contemporary as an advanced level. It is required that both lyrical and contemporary classes be taken in conjunction with Ballet.

Ann Parsley School of Dance

40730 Garfield Road,

Clinton Township, MI 48038

Phone. 586-286-8300