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Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique approach to Music Education. It is based on the premise that the human body is the source of all musical ideas. This site is the home of Dalcroze Australia - you will find information here about the Dalcroze approach, about ordering books, CDs and other resources, and training happening in your area.

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Dalcroze Australia events

to Apr 3

Dalcroze Australia Brisbane Workshop

  • St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Brisbane (map)
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Register here or contact to book your place now!

The Dalcroze approach uses movement to provide a complete musicianship training. Its emphasis on expression and creativity is balanced by its ability to develop a deep understanding of musical language and skills. It is a creative, rigorous and holistic approach to the study of music that is applicable to the teaching of young children right through to the development of professional performers. 

This workshop offers an introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics through classes in Rhythmics, Ear and Voice, Improvisation and Dalcroze Pedagogy. It is designed for music professionals, both teachers and performers, and offers an introduction to the Dalcroze approach. A second stream will be available for participants who have prior Dalcroze experience. Please come dressed in movement-appropriate clothing, be prepared to move in bare feet, and bring your instrument (if applicable). 

Light morning tea refreshments will be provided, please bring your own lunch. 

Come along to experience the Dalcroze approach for yourself at the beautiful venue of St Margaret’s in Ascot. 

Monday 2 April: Open workshop - All welcome! 
Tuesday 3 April: Workshop for those on the Dalcroze Training Track

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Day 2 is now open to people with previous Dalcroze Experience and professional musicians, as well as to those on the Dalcroze Training Track.

General music teachers, and particularly those using the “Australian Curriculum: the Arts”, will find this workshop useful for developing a holistic, flexible pedagogical approach to an increasingly broad array of curriculum requirements, including dance and drama. This workshop relates to the following APST Standards: 

  • Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 6: Engage in professional learning
    A printed record of attendance will be available. 

Register here or contact to book your place now!

Course fee payment plans may be negotiated upon request. Please contact us.                        

STANDARD - paid from 6 February 2018
One-day - Dalcroze for all
Dalcroze Australia member: $135
Non-member: $160
Concession: $85

Two-day - Dalcroze training track *
Dalcroze Australia member: $270
Non-member: $320
Concession: $170

*Day 1 will include a combined Rhythmics session while some other sessions will be streamed; training track trainees will focus on observation, methodology and analysis. Day 2 will only be open to those on the Dalcroze Training Track working towards award levels.

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to Sep 9

SAVE THE DATE! Professional development for Perth teachers in September 2018

SAVE THE DATE! Music Teachers in Perth, Western Australia, will enjoy these highly focussed professional development sessions with visiting Dalcroze teacher Jerison Harper-Lee (Singapore).

9am-12pm: Early Childhood/Primary Music Teachers/Primary Teachers with an interest in music
1-4pm: Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
1-4pm: Secondary Music Teachers

Each session will contain different content, showing you a variety of ways to use creative, kinaesthetic, Dalcroze-inspired approaches to develop music and musicianship in your classes. Sign up for one or all PD sessions in your areas of speciality. Watch this space for further details!

Enquiries to Kris Bowtell:

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Perth Summer School 2018
to Jan 16

Perth Summer School 2018

  • John Curtin College of the Arts (map)
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9 - 16 January 2018
John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle, Western Australia

The Summer School is aimed at adult music professionals, both teachers and performers. The school offers an introduction to the approach for those new to Dalcroze, and separate streams for participants who have prior Dalcroze experience. Advanced Training is offered for participants working at or beyond the Certificate level (or on application, at the discretion of the Director of Studies). Each day includes sessions in Movement, Rhythmics, Ear and Voice, and Improvisation. Afternoon sessions will address the application of Dalcroze to a variety of specific contexts. Please come dressed in movement-appropriate clothing, be prepared to move in bare feet, and bring your instrument. A printed record of attendance will be available and light morning tea refreshments provided. Participants should provide their own lunch.

In 2018 we are pleased to welcome to Australia for the second time special guest teacher Jacqueline Vann (UK, Diplôme Supérieur - Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva). Jacqueline will teach alongside local teachers Dr Joan Pope, Dr Sandra Nash, Kristin Bowtell, Anna Dobrucka, Virginia Norris and Jerison Harper-Lee (Singapore).

3-day course 9 – 11 January, 9am - 5pm
5-day course 9 – 13 January, 9am - 5pm  
Advanced Training 15 – 16 January, 8 hours over 2 days, schedule TBA
Examinations 15 - 16 January, upon application (see below). Exam schedule TBA

The 3 and 5-day workshops are for those new to Dalcroze and those with prior experience. This is a great opportunity to gain an introduction to Dalcroze, refresh your knowledge and progress your training. Core subject classes are streamed. 

Advanced Training is open to participants who have completed some or all of the Dalcroze Certificate requirements, and Intermediate level students at the discretion of the Director of Studies. 8 hours total training will be offered over 15 and 16 January in a small group setting. Participants undertaking Advanced Training are strongly encouraged to also enrol in the 5-day course.

Exams are offered for those on the Dalcroze teacher training track. Please note that separate fees are payable per exam in addition to the course fee. Financial assistance from the Heather Gell Dalcroze Foundation may be available for Australian exam candidates. Participants wishing to undertake exams or apply for funding should contact Director of Studies Sandra Nash at before 1 Oct 2017 to register and discuss requirements.

*Concession rates are available to full-time students and pension card holders.

Registrations and exam applications are now closed.





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