Creative Philosophy

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Creativity Moves Lehigh Valley aims to support the development of the whole dancer through brain-based 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. Utilizing creative movement, we place an emphasis on process rather than product while exploring dance in a variety of genres through story-telling, improvisation, and PLAY! Learning is developed conceptually, focusing on the foundational movement aspects 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

Creative Movement Classes for Caregivers AND Children 

Saturdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. * Outdoor & Virtual Options

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 thoughtfully designed for caregivers AND children to create, connect, and move together

 

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 move through their own stress and BIG emotions.

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 30 - 45 minutes long with an additional 15 minutes of "reflect & connect" time afterwards, if you choose to participate. Participating caregivers are also 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 dance education.

 

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 8:00 p.m. on the night before class, in order to participate. Payment may be made via: Venmo @creativitymoveslv or

Zelle -->creativitymoveslv@gmail.com

Register by September 4 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. Max. 5 dancers/family for outdoor classes. See pricing below for more information.

"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 & VIRTUAL Classes:
Register while space is available!

"Moving Together Autumn Series: Fall Away"

What if there was a way to encourage some of your stress to “fall away,” like the autumn foliage, and just leave you to enjoy the beauty of the season with your family?

CMLV’s “Moving Together Autumn Series: Fall Away” aims to help you do just that!

In this series, you can expect to create, connect, and MOVE TOGETHER with your little one(s) while learning about our bodies’ automatic reactions to stress, through engaging themes and movement-based games your kiddos will love!

Check out our class themes below!

 

4-week series on Saturday mornings, In-person or Virtual Options:

September 18 * September 25 * October 2 * October 9

 

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

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

 

Early Bird Rates through September 4 (while space is available)

Virtual classes to be held via ZOOM.

In-Person classes to be held OUTDOORS at:

 

Amber Connection

226 Main Street

Emmaus, PA 18049

 

* Garden & Parking in rear *

Space will be limited to the first 6 families to register for each class, for both in-person & virtual options. Class format (virtual or outdoor) will be dependent on pre-registration and may vary week to week, based on interest.

 

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the rising rates of COVID-19 transmission in Lehigh County, masks will be required for ALL participants of in-person classes, regardless of vaccination status. 

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

For the kiddos:

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

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

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

 

For the grown-ups: 

  • Intentionally designed opportunities to breathe, move, and reflect for yourself

  • Guidance and support in the areas of personal development and respectful parenting through a creative, neuroscience-based approach

  • Weekly post-class, reflection emails tailored to each theme and a private Facebook group dedicated to "Developing Community"

  • Intentional time devoted to connecting with your little one 

Dates & Themes:

Pricing:

September 18 "Woodland Animals"

Exploring: BODY/Fawn 

 


September 25 > "Superhero Strength"

Exploring: ENERGY/Fight

 


October 2 "Up, Up, and Away"

Exploring: SPACE/Flight

October 9 > "Ice Castles"

Exploring: TIME/Freeze

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)