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Dance classes in Hornsby

New to GLM in 2024! Lyrical places a strong focus on storytelling, connecting music and song lyrics to a dancer’s movements and expression. It is a style not dissimilar to Contemporary, both utilising techniques from ballet, jazz and more.

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Lyrical can be recognised by often smooth and flowy movement, featuring specialised leaps and turns. Dancers learn to incorporate body language and facial expression to emote and connect with the audience. How does Lyrical differ from Contemporary? The styles do have similarities, drawing on techniques rooted in ballet, jazz and more. But there are important differences. While there is greater nuance to the distinguishing features of both styles, in simple terms, Lyrical will focus on connecting movement to song lyrics. Contemporary, in turn, will more so emphasise the movements in and of themselves, exploring boundaries, versatility and improvisation. Typically, Lyrical might look more “flowy” and fluid, and Contemporary sharper with hard-hitting movements. However, this is not always exactly the case, and both styles are beautiful to perform, allowing for plenty of self-expression and technical development. We are very excited to be introducing Lyrical to GLM for the first time in 2024! If you’ve previously danced with GLM, it may be helpful to understand that in the past our Contemporary classes have often included elements of Lyrical dance, with the style not being offered separately. You will notice the distinction as Lyrical is introduced to our Studio. Feeling inspired to explore the lyrical dancer in you? We would love to welcome you along for a free trial. No dance experience is necessary. See you in the Studio!


Junior Lyrical (9-15 years) 

Monday 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Dancers with all experience levels will feel supported by our friendly and nurturing teachers. No dance experience is necessary; beginners are certainly encouraged. 

If we don't have a Lyrical class for you right now, we think you may also like Contemporary, Jazz or Ballet

Helpful Information

Enrolments: Enrolments are open, and new students are welcome to join throughout the year (tuition will be pro rata). Classes break for school holidays. Click here to learn more about enrolling at GLM.

Fees: We value being transparent with our fees. You can find all fee information here

Uniform: Uniform requirements by style of dance are listed on this webpage

Showcase: The high point of the dance year for many, GLM presents a Showcase each December - two fabulous evenings in which our entire student body gets to show their progression and perform the dances they have been learning in their classes for their family, friends and loved ones.

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