Bring your child to explore the joy of movement expression with creative thinking exercises.

What is creative movement education?

Creative Movement is an unique form of dance education. It is self-expression activity that gives the child the opportunity to express physically thoughts, feelings and ideas. It is also known as an art form that emphasizes creativity, symbolic play and problem solving.

Through movement experience, children can discover and learn a lot about self-awareness, imagination and ideas. Moreover, the child can develop awareness of the movement elements such as body, space, time and force. Movement experience as an important art creative movement has a special role developing the kinesthetic awareness and awareness of the elemnts of movement through functional and expressive movement purpose.

Goals of the class?

The goals of the class are to focus on three domains integrated through the movement experience:

Cognitive: movement experience might help increase the child's knowledge of the body. Movement requires that the child goes beyond the basic cognitive abilities such as recognition, recall, and manipulate ideas to invent, imagine and create their own self expression for each idea.

Psychomotor: Basic locomotor skills can be developed and refined through movement experience not as a primary focus, but as natural outcome of the physical expression.

Affective: the body can be an instrument to show how the child feels. Movement is an unique way that provides the opportunity for the child to communicate feelings and ideas physically.

Dance elements explored throughout the semester

Creative Movement classes are based on the elements of movement developed by Laban that addresses the quality and the interpretation of movement expression.

Four main elements are developed through the classes with their respective sub element:

Body Awareness: actions of the whole body, actions of body parts, body shapes.

Space: personal, general, levels, directions, pathways, range.

Effort: space, time, force, flow.

Relationship: body parts, partners and groups, objects in the environment.

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