Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet, modern, and jazz technique. It is typically softer and more fluid than jazz, and it allows more freedom and release than ballet. It is appealing to dancers because lyrical choreography uses popular, commercial music, yet it still incorporates many foundational modern principles that help dancers find release and real weight in their bodies.
Lyrical is a combination of ballet, jazz, and contemporary, allowing total freedom to express the words or feelings of a song. It tells a story to your audience, and your movements and emotion should bring the song and story to life. ~ Jennifer Rienert