Creative Movement introduces the student to the joys of combining imagination and movement with music. Its primary objective is to build upon the natural instinct of the body to move in space and allow the student to gain self-confidence and believe in his/her own creativity. The class begins with a warm-up of the body and progresses to simple stretches and movements that teach transference of weight, balance, use of space, large and fine motor skills and jumps. Over the course of the year, the student becomes familiar with the structure of the dance class, self-discipline, and group activities while maintaining his/her individuality.
[45-minute class; any color leotard]
*Students are moved from Creative Movement into Pre-Ballet at the discretion of the teacher. Each student’s personality, muscular coordination, attention span, and self-discipline are evaluated before a recommendation to change levels is made. Age-appropriate training can build confidence, improve reading and writing, continue to develop imagination and creativity, and allow children the opportunity to express themselves with movement and music. The child who desires to pursue dance seriously benefits the most from learning to love music and movement without having to achieve technical perfection first.
Parents and students are encouraged to avoid making appointments during class time. Students who miss class regularly will be moved into a lower class level in order to maintain the integrity of each class’s curriculum. Parents must notify the Academy if their child is going to be absent. Students are encouraged to make-up all missed classes as quickly as possible.
The class terms at the Academy are August thru July. Meaning, classes begin in mid-August of one year and end in July of the next year. Tuition at the Academy is based on a single amount divided into twelve monthly payments. Tuition is due by the tenth of each month. A late fee of $10 is expected for payments received after the tenth of each month. Tuition is not reduced to reflect missed classes due to illness, work schedules, vacations, or holidays. Make-up classes can be arranged with the teacher. Adjustments will be made for summer vacations if the Academy is notified in writing beforehand.
A student is considered enrolled in a class until the Academy is notified in writing that the student will not be returning. This policy permits the Academy to keep the enrollment in each level from exceeding the limit established by the Directors to maintain professional standards. Tuition is due until written notification is received. Notifications can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.