creative dance 6 YRS +
Combining skill development, artistic
expression and composition
Our creative dance classes are for children with all levels of dance experience. These classes commence when children are at the age of 6 or 7.
We believe that there is no right or wrong way to move however the ability to dance freely with skill and creativity comes from a thorough study of the creative dance concepts.
Creative dance helps children to centre and focus and is a great form of mental and physical exercise and creative expression.
- To celebrate and honour every child’s natural abilities and reveal their unique talents
- Developing strength, technical ability and growth in a stress free and creative space
- Fostering relationships, sociability and individuality
- Teaching dancers the creative dance
concepts and choreographic forms
Creative Movement Concepts
A new concept is explored in every weekly class. The dance concepts are a study of Laban Movement Analysis. There are many concepts to explore, some examples are:direction, speed, weight, relationship, space, focus, flow, balance, energy, size, rhythm, pathways and weight.
Our creative dance programs are structured around a 5 part lesson plan and include a mix of teacher directed and child centred activities.
1. BRAIN DANCE to warm up the body and focus the brain
2. EXPLORE A WEEKLY CONCEPT e.g. space, speed, level, relationship, rhythm, balance
3. SKILL DEVELOPMENT contemporary dance skills and technique
4. CHOREOGRAPHY children learn to use their own ideas to create choreography, structured improvisations or group dance
5. REFLECTION AND COOL DOWN
Classes are streamed by age and and progress year by year. As dancers mature, the class conent becomes more demanding increasing the technical and creative challenges to suit the age and ability of your child.
What to wear and bring
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS:
- Bare Feet
- Wear lightweight layers in winter
- Avoid jeans, dresses, big jumpers and jackets
Local Dancewear Suppliers
BLOCH: Shop 2, 25-33 Bronte Rd Bondi Junction or 117 York Street CBD
SALVIOS: 34 St Pauls Street Randwick
If shopping online, brands to look out for are Bloch, Capezio, Sansha or Energetiks
Remember to bring a water bottle to class. Snacks are permitted before and after class however please ensure they are nut free.