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Creative Movement Classes

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Creative Movement classes are designed to help students explore and express themselves through movement and dance. These classes focus on basic movement skills such as balance, coordination, and spatial awareness. They also allow students to choose their own movements based off of visual imagery and topics.

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Creative Movement Classes

Pre S – 12

Creative movement is a class structured different than other disciplines to promote self-awareness, individuality, and independent thinking. The goal of this class is to make divergent thinkers that can solve problems in a way that is best suited to their own ability. In class, the exercises are often formatted as games or projects and all movement is generated by the students. The opportunity for personal choice in the activities challenges the students to think for themselves and be recognized for their unique ways of moving. The class also teaches the elements of dance to provide a tool box for creating a piece of work. For example, the qualities of movement are: smooth, sharp, shake/vibratory, sustain & collapse, and swing. Given a quality of movement the dancers can move their body to emulate the quality at a given level (high, medium, or low) and at a given tempo (fast, medium, slow). To make a creative environment, the class will often play off visual imagery. Whether that is recalling a memory, or having physical objects in the classroom to spark ideas. In past years, the class has been a vehicle for teaching non-dance related topics. For example, the students have created dances about volcanoes, the water cycle, clouds, and pollution in the environment. These dances were created by first learning facts and then translating those facts into a universal language: dance.


If you are interested in this particular discipline, please send us information on what you are looking for–what is the age of the student, what previous dance experience they have, are you wanting a group class or private instruction? We will do our best to work with you, to provide what you need.

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