Chris Collins Dance Studio

Lyrical & Contemporary

Lyrical blends both ballet and jazz styles of dance, while contemporary borrows technique from Modern (rounded shapes for lyrical, more angular for contemporary). Using the technique learned in ballet class, and the strength and flexibility gained through jazz, the dancers will learn to put those qualities together while expressing a story, or emotion. Dancers will improve flexibility, balance, and musicality. This class combines Lyrical and Contemporary styles and will include contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics.


Lyrical & Contemporary Levels

At Chris Collins Dance Studio, we strive to provide the best dance education. Below you will find the Lyrical & Contemporary classes that we offer for students ages 9 through 18. For students younger than 9 years old please visit our CCDS Younger Dancers for more information. During the first few classes the instructor will be observing closely all dancers to ensure everyone is placed in the appropriate level. The Instructor along with the Studio Director will strive to provide the best education while instilling a love for dance. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Dancers from ages 9 - 12 will use the technical foundation gained from ballet, and the strength and flexibility learned in jazz. They will learn to incorporate emotion and style to connect to the lyrics of the music.

Prerequisite: Dancers must be enrolled in a Chris Collins Dance Studio class concurrently. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 18
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 9 - 12 Years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Lyrical/Contemporary C Monday Studio B 8:45 PM 9:30 PM
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Dancers from ages 13 – 18 will continue to build on the technique and performance quality learned in Intermediate Lyrical/Contemporary, and add more intricate turns, leaps, and jumps. They will continue to explore the style and emotion of Lyrical/Contemporary and learn how to tell a story using movements and expression.

Prerequisite: Dancers must be enrolled in a Chris Collins Dance Studio class concurrently. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 18
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 13 - 18 Years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Lyrical/Contemporary D Tuesday Studio C 8:45 PM 9:30 PM
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Register now for 2017-2018 Classes

We invite dancers with more experience to call the studio for information on how to register.
We want to ensure proper placement, and would love for you to talk with our Staff.

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WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

GIRLS

 

140x140

Sports Bra

 

Color: Black

140x140

Dance Shorts

 

Color: Black

140x140

Leotard

Solid Black Leotard

Color: Black

140x140

Tights

Recommend purchasing tights at CCDS

Style No: Convertible Tights | Color: Pink/Tan

140x140

Foot Paws

Dance Paws protect the feet from skin tears,
blisters and friction burns.

140x140

Bare Feet

 

 

 

WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

Boys

 

140x140

T-shirt

Solid

Solid colors show instructor true body lines

Color: Solid Black

140x140

Shorts

Sports Shorts

Solid colors show instructor true body lines

Color: Solid Color

140x140

Foot Paws

Dance Paws protect the feet from skin tears,
blisters and friction burns.

140x140

Bare Feet

 

CONTACT US

Office Hours (different from class hours):

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Studio Location

5408 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
703.370.7808 | chris@chriscollinsdance.com

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