Creative dance is one type of art forms, which is an international language for young children’s expression and exploration in their experienced world. However, creative dance has not been accepted in the Hong Kong official curriculum Guide to the Pre-primary Curriculum (The Curriculum Development Council, 2006). It is recommended that appropriate time allocation for half-day and full-day music activities are 45-60 and 60-105 mins respectively; only for Physical Fitness / Music / Arts activities. In fact, creative dance is the integral curriculum to enhance young children’s holistic development. The aims of this paper are three-fold. First, it examines the constraints on the development of preschool creative dance in Hong Kong. Secondly, it introduces an innovative Creative Dance Framework for early childhood curriculum in aesthetic education. Thirdly, it recommends the possible strategies on the development of creative dance in Hong Kong. The five major constraints include: Curriculum Guide, School Curriculum Policy, Curriculum and Resources, Professional Support, Teacher Education.
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2015|