2023 The Dance Worlds

Everything You Need To Know To Watch The Contemporary/Lyrical Divisions

Everything You Need To Know To Watch The Contemporary/Lyrical Divisions

Everything you need to know to before watching the three Contemporary/Lyrical divisions take the stage in Orlando at The Dance Worlds 2023.

Mar 22, 2023 by Leanza Pieroni
Everything You Need To Know To Watch The Contemporary/Lyrical Divisions

All star fans are ready to get in their feels as they tune in and watch the Contemporary/Lyrical divisions grace the stage at The Dance Worlds 2023.

In 2017, The Dance Worlds made the decision to introduce the Contemporary/Lyrical category to the championship as a way to separate the more emotionally-driven choreography from the fast-paced and sassy Jazz routines. Dance Dynamics made history that year claiming the first-ever Contemporary/Lyrical title at The Dance Worlds.

In 2019, the popular division was split by size to create Senior Small and Senior Large Contemporary/Lyrical divisions.

As the Contemporary/Lyrical movement became more popular, the decision was necessary to allow this style to grow in the all star dance community. This has allowed clarity for choreographers and dancers alike to be able to embrace the scoresheet and impress the world-renowned judges.

If you have ever been moved to feel extreme emotional highs or lows simply by watching a dance routine, chances are you were watching a routine in this category. The Contemporary/Lyrical divisions are known for having the most emotion-driven concepts, choreography, and performances.

The USASF describes a Contemporary/Lyrical routine as using โ€œorganic, expressive, pedestrian and/or traditional modern and/or ballet vocabulary as it complements the lyrics, mood and/or rhythmic value of the music. So, what this style ultimately comes down to is choreography intertwined with musicality.

Whenever we watch these divisions, the best of the best always tug at our heartstrings. So, make sure you grab your tissues, sit back, and get ready for a beautiful show.

The Dance Worlds will feature three different divisions in the Contemporary/Lyrical category: Senior Small, Senior Large, Open Open.

The Dance Worlds 2022 - Lyrical Results

Senior Small Contemporary/Lyrical - Dance Mania

Final Event Score: 94.82

Silver Medalists: Dancin Bluebonnets

Bronze Medalists: The Vision Dance Center

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Senior Large Contemporary/Lyrical - Dance Dynamics

Final Event Score: 93.7

Silver Medalists: Dancin Bluebonnets

Bronze Medalists: The Vision Dance Center

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Open Open Lyrical - The Vision Dance Center

Final Event Score: 92.5

Silver Medalists: Dance Dynamics

Bronze Medalists: CheerForce Arizona

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How Have The Lyrical Teams Faired In 2023?


2023 Athletic Columbus Nationals & Dance Grand Nationals

  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical 
    • 1st - Dance Etc Inc
    • 2nd - Foursis Dance Academy
    • 3rd - Dance United

2023 UDA National Dance Team Championship

  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical
    • 1st - Dance Mania
    • 2nd - ORDTTA
    • 3rd - Rocky City Dance Center

2023 JAMfest Dance Super Nationals

  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Small
    • 1st - The Vision Dance Center
    • 2nd - Dancin Bluebonnets
    • 3rd - Dance Dynamics
  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Large
    • 1st - Dance Dynamics
    • 2nd - Brio Studios
    • 3rd - The Vision Dance Center
  • Open Open Lyrical
    • 1st - Dance Dynamics
    • 2nd - Dancin Bluebonnets

2023 NDA All-Star Nationals

  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Small
    • 1st - Dance Dynamics
    • 2nd - Star Steppers Dance
    • 3rd - Dancin Bluebonnets
  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Large
    • 1st - Dance Dynamics
    • 2nd - Star Steppers Dance
    • 3rd - Brio Studios
  • Open Open Lyrical
    • 1st - Dance Dynamics
    • 2nd - Dancin Bluebonnets
    • 3rd - The Knockout All-Stars

2023 DanceFest Grand Nationals

  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Small 
    • 1st - Ultimate Dance & Cheer
    • 2nd - Power of Dance - Unsung Hero
    • 3rd  - Dynamic Dance
  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Large
    • 1st - Ultimate Dance & Cheer

2023 GLCC Schaumburg Grand Nationals

  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical
    • 1st - Foursis Dance Academy
    • 2nd - Iowa CATS All Stars
    • 3rd - World Class All Star Dance

2023 Groove Dance Grand Nationals

  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Small 
    • 1st - The Vision Dance Center
    • 2nd - Dancin Bluebonnets
    • 3rd - Maverick Dance Alliance
  • Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Large
    • 1st - The Vision Dance Center
    • 2nd - Dance United - Insecure
  • Open Contemporary/Lyrical
    • 1st - The Vision Dance Center
    • 2nd - Dancin Bluebonnets