Lyrical dance, usually referred to as just lyrical, is a dance style that is frequently performed on The Next Step.


Lyrical dance originated in Russia in the early twentieth century. It became a popular dance style in the 1970s where it was often deemed as a subgenre of jazz dance of which told a story and had classical ballet technique.[1]

Lyrical dance is occasionally deemed as a combination of techniques from jazz, ballet and contemporary. Hence the name, lyrical is set to songs with lyrics in it which the dancer connects to with the dance.[2]



  • Although Amy is normally known as an acro dancer, according to her Talking Heads caption in an episode, she is a lyrical dancer.[3]


  1. History of Lyrical and Contemporary - The History Of Dance. Weebly. Retrieved on August 11, 2017.
  2. Lyrical dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia (October 27, 2005). Retrieved on August 11, 2017.
  3. "United and Divided." Wikia. Retrieved March 4, 2018.