CREATIVE MOVEMENT Creative Movement is the gentle introduction to movement with music for three and four year olds. The students work to develop the skills needed to work within a group dynamic, listen actively, and follow directions. Classes are designed as structured play, using imagery and imagination to explore movement and develop gross motor skills. Exercises for coordination and rhythm are introduced through creative games and dances. Those students who enroll as 4 year olds will present their work at the first 3 parent observation dates, and will have a more formal presentation at the end of year Pre-Ballet Showcase. They will remain in class for a full hour, using the last 15 minutes to prepare for the Pre-Ballet Showcase Presentation. SESSION LENGTH Pre-Ballet students are offered the option of enrolling for the entire school year (4 quarters) or by the quarter. Once students reach Level 1 they are expected to commit to the full school year. DRESS CODE Creative Movement Girls: Motionwear #2105 cap sleeved leotard in pink, pink ballet slippers, white ankle socks. Skirts are permitted, but not below the knee. Hair in a ballet bun, no jewelry. All Pre-Ballet Boys: Navy blue shorts, white t-shirt (tucked-in), white ballet shoes, white crew socks. Dress Code items may be purchased at: Marin Dancewear 5420 Nave Dr., Unit D, Novato, CA 94949 895-9090, marindancewear.com SF Dancewear 659 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105 882-7087, sfdancewear.com ATTENDANCE If a student needs to miss a class, parents must phone the front desk prior to the start of class with a brief description as to why the student will be absent. Make-up classes are available for Pre-Ballet students at the same level or one level lower. Students may take a make-up class for holidays other than the Winter and Spring Breaks that fall on their class day. Make-up classes must be taken within the same quarter as the absence.