This thesis explores motivation of the pre-school children about art of movement. I was wondering if kids will actively participate in dancing activites. I wanted to encourage their creative side and expression of their experience through movement.
My goal was that all of my planned activites would be a pleasant experience for children and that they would feel comfortable enough to participate with their creative movement.
In theoretical part I described features of pre-school children, dancing art and children's creativity. With a help of different authors, I connected different theories in meaningful chapters.
The results showed that children don't have problems about expressing when music plays. They also showed their creativity and motivation to participate in the activities when using different accessories (for example: skipping rope, pieces of cloths, headscarfs). Each of them expressed in different ways and despite imitating each other, they showed a lot of different moves. In general, girls showed more gentle movement with less fast and sharp moves, while boys were more dinamic. They were also running and jumping along the place and being louder compared to girls. Elements of dance were included in different positions of children, dinamics and speed of movement. Classic music filled up the place and motived kids to move, while given accessories made them think how to use a certain object and gave them additional motivation to a creative expression.