Creative Dance focuses on helping children learn how to move their bodies in developmentally appropriate ways. As well, dance experiences are designed to support social, psychological and emotional development. We strive to give students the opportunity to develop their aesthetic sensibilities, and experience the world around them through music and dance. The ideas for our dances come from stories, poems, and concepts that engage students in connecting with movement by using their imaginations. We investigate dance concepts articulated by Rudolf von Laban in his movement analysis work that relate to: Body, Effort, Shape and Space. Dancers have many opportunities to explore different ways of moving that are dynamic, expressive and uniquely their own, while refining their motor skills, in a non-competitive, fun, yet challenging, environment.