What is creative movement? Teachers and parents often ask this question. The terms dance and movement are interchangeable when referring to creative movement. Creative movement is an art form whose medium is the human body in motion. The four basic elements of dance are the body and its different parts and range of movement, and space, time, and energy. Understanding and using these four elements can open up a range of imaginative possibilities. A "Typical" Class If you were to peek into our creative movement class, you might see a teacher and preschoolers sitting with their legs crossed, swaying from side to side. This activity in itself may not look particularly exciting. However, if you realized that we are imagining ourselves on a boat trip, riding the ocean waves, each carrying different cargo in our boats and visiting exotic destinations along the way, you would understand the enthusiastic smiles on the children’s faces. Or you might see us walking very slowly and quietly. However, in our imaginations, we are creeping through the jungle, trying to spot different animals. We move like each animal we encounter—swimming, crawling, galloping, and soaring. This is a glimpse of the excitement in store for young children who experience creative dance. Piano for ages 3-5 Happy Kids Music Lessons uses the award winning Music for Little Mozarts Piano Course for it's Early Learning Piano Program. It is a curriculum provides a balance between the discipline necessary for playing the piano and the enjoyment one receives from the process of music making. The course centers on the adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse™ as they learn about music. Three correlating books (Music Lesson Book, Music Workbook and Music Discovery Book) at each of four levels guide the children through a comprehensive approach to musical learning, using the piano over approximately a two semester period. We also teach suzuki when requested.