Creative Dance

Definition: In this dance form, movements are generated, varied and manipulated using the elements of dance to express and communicate an idea, concept or feeling.  Students use the improvisation process to explore, select, and arrange movements into a sequence and structure to compose a dance.

Georgia Heard in her book For the good of the earth and sun (1989) Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Press, states, "Many people don't believe children have their own ideas, their own lives to express. After a while children begin to believe this is true." p. 14


Outcomes that a student will gain as a result of participating in a creative dance experience.  Students will

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