Classical ballet is a traditional and formal style of ballet that adheres to classical ballet technique. It is known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique such as turnout of the legs, high extensions, and working toward to goal of pointe work. Ballet exemplifies flowing, precise movements and exudes ethereal qualities.
Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics in order to inspire movements and express strong emotions felt from the lyrics. Because lyrical dancing focuses on the expression of strong emotion, the style concentrates more on individual approach and expressiveness rather than the precision of movements.