Teaching Tip - Creative Dance
The goal is for young children to enjoy learning through music, movement and dance. Have them explore a variety of movement activities and skills, using their senses (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic) to learn about themselves and the world we live in. Incorporate activities that will help them learn fundamental movement skills, observation and listening skills, as well as how to conduct themselves in a group. Strive for a balance between novelty (introducing new movements/activities) and repetition (practicing things they already know). Maintaining a predictable lesson structure is important; children will feel more comfortable to try new movements and activities within a familiar structure.
- Andrea Downie