Creative Philosophy

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Creativity Moves Lehigh Valley aims to support the development of the whole dancer through brain-based, inclusive strategies and a holistic curriculum. We believe it is imperative to maintain research-based, best practices in the development of ourselves and of our children. We recognize the validity of diverse forms of self-expression and encourage each individual to pursue authenticity through their artistry. 

At CMLV, we employ a creative approach to dance education by placing an emphasis on process rather than product. We share our passion by exploring movement in a variety of genres through story-telling, improvisation, and PLAY! Learning is developed conceptually, focusing on the foundational movement elements of Body, Energy, Space, & Time (B.E.S.T). Reflection, self-awareness, and personal growth are paramount to our practice.

"I was so impressed with everything put into the class, the themes are perfectly tailored with great messaging, and my little guy was active, focused, engaged and loved every minute of time with Miss Angie." ~Lauren, Mom of Noah (3)

Moving Together

Outdoor Creative Movement Classes for Caregivers AND Children 

Saturdays in Emmaus at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. 

Class Registration

To register for a "Moving Together" Creative Movement Class, please take a moment to fill out the form below.

"Moving Together" Creative Movement Classes are designed for caregivers AND children to connect, create, & co-regulate.

Each class utilizes movement-centered, brain-based activities to encourage personal reflection, intentional connection, and creative self-expression to aid us in accessing our authenticity and self-confidence. As we model strategies to balance our brains and bodies, our children simultaneously learn how to balance their own.

Class sizes are kept small to allow space for social distancing (when meeting in-person) and time for individual interaction with each family.

 

Classes are 45 - 60 minutes long, including 15 minutes of "reflect & connect" time after the main lesson. Participating caregivers are  invited to continue the conversation in our private Facebook group, "Moving Together: Developing Community," a space to share questions, reflections, and support, surrounding the areas of personal development, conscious parenting, and the benefits of movement/dance for ALL bodies.

 

Please register using the form provided here. Upon registering, you will receive email confirmation that you have been enrolled in your class(es). Once payment is received, you will be emailed additional information/guidelines for your class(es). Drop-in registration/payment must be received by 5pm on the evening prior to class, in order to participate.

Payment may be made via:

Venmo --> @creativitymoveslv or

Zelle --> creativitymoveslv@gmail.com

Register by July 1 to enjoy our Early Bird rate!

Virtual Class pricing is per household.  Outdoor Class pricing is per caregiver/child pair;

fees apply for additional dancers when Moving Together in-person. See pricing below for more information.

Max. 4 dancers/family for outdoor classes. Pairing is ideal when there is a 1:1 caregiver to child ratio.

"I loved the message and reflection. CMLV went above and beyond to share perspective, much more than any class I've taken." ~Hilary, Mom of Joey (5) and Sammy (3)

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New OUTDOOR Classes:
Register while space is available!

Moving Together Summer Series:

Summertime SPINs

How do you SPIN?

I don't mean turning until you get dizzy (although that's super fun, too).

 

I'm talking about SPecial INterests (SPINs), as defined by the neurodivergent community. We all have hobbies and topics we are passionate about. So let's share them!

This summer, rather than creating pre-set themes you and your child may or may not be into, it's your turn to tell me how you want to move. What will our inspiration be? The possibilities are endless!

This series is designed to build sequentially week after week, yet also leaves flexibility for your family to drop-in when you are available. Using the elements of dance as a loose structure, this improvisational movement series invokes the spirit of summer PLAY as our children get to choose what is most interesting to them.

 

And the best part is, they get to tell us ALL about it as we create, connect, and Move Together.

4-week series on Saturday mornings:

July 9 * July 16 * July 23 * July 30

 

  9:30 - 10:15 am  Caregiver & Child (ages 2 - 4ish*)

10:30 - 11:30 am  Caregiver & Child (ages 5 - 7ish*)

*Age ranges are flexible. For example, if your child is older but, developmentally, would do better with a shorter class,  feel free to register as you see fit. Please reach out with any questions.

 

In-Person classes to be held OUTDOORS at:

 

Amber Connection (Garden)

226 Main Street

Emmaus, PA 18049

 

* Garden & Parking in rear *

Space will be limited to the first 6 families to register for each class.

 

Masks will be OPTIONAL for participants of in-person classes and are recommended for unvaccinated participants.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these efforts to keep each other safe & well.

For the kiddos:

  • Fun, movement-centered games designed around engaging, developmentally-appropriate themes 

  • Opportunities for physical movement, social engagement, emotional exploration, & creative expression

  • Quality time to connect with their favorite person- YOU!​

For the grown-ups: 

  • Opportunities to breathe, move, and reflect for yourself

  • Neuroscience-rooted movement strategies to support you in your role as a caregiver

  • Intentional time devoted to connecting with your little one 

Dates & Themes:

Pricing:

July 9 > Shake, Shape, SPIN 

Exploring: BODY (Action/Shape)

 


July 16 SPIN on a Spot

Exploring: SPACE (Focus)

 


July 23 > Begin to SPIN

Exploring: TIME (Rhythm)

July 30 > SPIN Freely

Exploring: ENERGY (Flow)

Single Class ..... $10 (45m class)

                   $13 (60m class)

4-Class Series ..... $35 (4 45m classes)

                     $47 (4 60m classes) 

Early Bird Rates ..... $30 (4 45m classes) 

                 $40 (4 60m classes)

Additional Dancer(s) ..... $5 each

*Additional fee applies to outdoor classes only

"The most fun class I ever had!" ~Anna (5)