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Question: Can I wear Lyrical Shoes to Modern Dance Class!?
I am going to a new dance studio, and everything they have is the same as my old one except they dont have Lyrical but they do have Modern, which I have never tooken before!.

A few people have told me to wear these things called Foot Undeez!. I was about to buy a pair when I rememembered I have these:



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I'm a modern dance teacher!. Lyrical and modern are really not the same!.!.!. or even similar!. That's like saying jazz and hip-hop are the same!.

In the classes I teach (and in all the classes I've taken, and the companies I've worked with) we go barefoot!. The idea is to "grow your shoes"!. Your feet will be a little sticky on the floor at first and it'll take some getting used to, but eventually you'll build up calluses and it'll be great!.

Modern dance is actually the early 20th century rejection of ballet!. Removing shoes and connecting with the ground was one of the original foundations of the movement!.

I hope you like your class!!!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Your lyrical shoes should work in the modern class, they are slightly the same thing, i think modern is a little more on the jazz side and lyrical is closer to ballet!. I would go the first week with your lyrical shoes and then see how they work, if you are not comfortable dancing in them or the teacher asks you to get the undeez, then go to the store before the next class, but wait and don't spend the extra money if you don't have to!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

well i take lyrical & modern!. And i usually wear my foot undeez to both!. I don't really think it matters, but then again at my studio we can dance barefoot too!. It really depends on where your going, and what their policy is!. I mean if you don't have to buy the foot undeez then don't, just wear your lyrical shoes!. But at where i go we either wear foot undeez or go bare feet!. But they do have a shoe for modern i do believe!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

hmm!.!.!.i've never seen anyone wear lyrical shoes in modern, it could be because we're all poor or would just rather not bother with the hassle lol!. (hmm come to think of it, i do have a pair!.!.!.where are mine!?!?)

in the modern classes that i've taken we've just been barefoot, building up our calluses to make the next dance class easier :p

no but seriously i haven't seen anyone wear anything, i say bring the lyrical shoes in your bag, see what people are doing, and take the class barefoot, no one's going to look at you strange, it might be strange if you showed up to tap class barefoot, but heck i've even seen people do that (ran out the house without them etc!.),

but if you would like to save money, then after class ask your instructor if you could wear the lyrical shoes in class or if you feel like barefoot is ok, then you still save yourself money :)

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lyrical and modern are very, VERY similar and you should ask the studio what you wear!.
2 years ago, our studio had some shoes similar to yours but we switched to foot undeez because we liked them better!.
just call them and find out!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Lyrical shoes should be fine!.Www@QuestionHome@Com