Core Creative Education CIC

creative arts & outdoor education

Benefits of Creative Dance

Creative dance is a form of dance that provides the potential for personal expression.

There is no right or wrong way of moving and the classes are designed to expand and extend movement range by drawing inspiration from a range of external stimuli including music, props, emotions and working with other dancers. The benefits of creative dance span across mind, body and spirit. Some of the benefits include:

•  Enhanced physical fitness – including strength, balance and flexibility
•  Improved social skills – increased self esteem and communication by working with others.
•  Improved wellbeing – reduction of stress/anxiety and the development of creativity and self expression.

This style of dance and teaching is based on developing the individuals own dancing. This makes creative dance an accessible form of dance for almost anyone whatever your age or ability. We run courses and projects for children, people with learning and physical disabilities and older people (see Life Circles project).

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Creative movement sessions aim to develop learners physical, emotional, social and creative health.

Physical development:

  • Develop awareness of  how different body parts move
  • Develop range of motion in different body parts
  • Develop strength in muscles
  • Increase flexibility in muscles
  • Improve balance
  • Improve co-ordination
  • Improve spatial awareness

Emotional development:

  • Develop confidence through the delivery of achievable tasks
  • Promote self-esteem, as there is no right or wrong answer
  • Promote independence, as individuals encouraged to come up with own ideas

Social development:

  • Develop working with a partner and /or in a  group
  • Collaborate with a range of different people through dance
  • Share thoughts and feelings about various movement activities

Creative development:

  • Work creatively with different body parts
  • Work with a range of props
  • Work with different people and share and create movement ideas
  • Respond to a range of different auditory styles music / percussion/ spoken word .

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