Welcome to Laban Lab's Steps section.

Here, you will learn the basics of Steps and will have many opportunities to apply these concepts through the following sections. You may click on the highlighted sections below, or navigate from the toolbar at the top of the screen. Below is a description of each section.


The Movement Experience is a guided improvisation that will help you to experience the elements of steps before you look at them in notation.

The basics will provide basic notation vocabulary on steps.

In Try it out, Dances, and Practice, you will begin to read Labanotation of dances that include steps. The Try it out examples are the shortest (a few measures). The Dances are longer (usually about 8-12 measures), and are accompanied by music and short movies of other students performing the dances. The Practice examples are the longest (12-16 measures), and are accompanied by music. Practice your reading and have fun with these sections!

The Theory section helps clarify the underlying concepts of the subject matter.

The Try Notating It section allows you to use LabanWriter, a free program for writing Labanotation, to try notating some of the movement you see.