Creativity Defined

“Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of an idea. If you have ideas, but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.” — Linda Naima

Generative research shows that everyone has creative abilities. The more training that you have and the more diverse the training you have, the greater your potential for creative output. Research has shown that in creativity quantity equals quality. Creativity is a skill that can be developed and a process that can be managed.

Creativity begins with a foundation of knowledge, learning a discipline, and mastering a way of thinking. We learn to be creative by experimenting, exploring, questioning assumptions, using imagination and synthesizing information.

Creative Dance is a form of dance that provides the potential for personal expression. One of the goals of Creative Dance is to communicate through movement and the dancer draws on their own inner resources to create and express through their own unique movement. The aim of creative dance classes is to continually expand and extend movement range by drawing inspiration from a range of external stimuli including music, props, emotions and other dancers.

Creative dance enriches the mind, body and spirit.

Some of the benefits of Creative Dance include:

•Enhanced physical fitness – including strength, flexibility

•Improved Social skills – self esteem, communication, working with  others

•Improved wellbeing – reduction of stress/anxiety

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.  Once dancers have learned some basic tools of generating movement, and have a developed a good level of coordination, balance, muscle memory, flexibility and strength the possibilities of creative dance improve exponentially.

Brought to you by: Angie Stone, Prima Dance Academy, Studio# 905.425.2828