Creative dance classes for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Held at Gasworks, Albert Part.
Creative dance is an art form that looks at the human body in motion. Whilst investigating the many areas the body can move, the emphasis is to discover artistic expression through the mastery of movement. Creative dance focuses on the basic concepts or elements of dance. These elements of dance are; space, time, force, the body, movement and form.
Each lesson plan is designed to introduce one element at a time to the students. For example, one lesson plan will look at Space / Place, whilst the following lesson will look at Space / Size. Each lesson format is structured to begin with a warm Ã¢?? up, exploration of the concept, developing skills, Creating (improvisation/choreography) and Cooling down / relaxation. From week to week, students gain new skills further understanding their knowledge of dance. Eventually they are able to create their own dances and enjoy dance for a lifetime.
About the teacher
Kylie Maltarollo graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1992. She has worked extensively as a modern dancer, teacher and choreographer. After spending 10 years dancing overseas in various companies, Kylie returned to Australia where she completed her Postgraduate in Choreography. Since 2005, Kylie has been a Teaching Artist for the Artscentre: teaching workshops in creative dance to school students and their teachers, to encourage the use of dance for learning in school curriculum. Kylie was also an assistant choreographer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne ...read more