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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

Sydney Dalcroze Days
to Oct 4

Sydney Dalcroze Days

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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. The Sydney Dalcroze Days are led by Dalcroze Australia's Director of Studies Dr Sandra Nash. 

2-day or 4-day registration options are available. Days 1 & 2 will focus on Music and Movement for Early Childhood teachers. Days 3 & 4 will focus on Dalcroze Enrichment for those who already have some experience and are seeking to enrich their practice in Rhythmic movement, Aural training and Improvisation. 

1-4 October 2019

The Peter Adams Studio, Ascham School, 188 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff (opposite Edgecliff train station).

Dr Sandra Nash  Diplôme Sup, Geneva (NSW), Madeline Hagon Dalcroze Cert UK (QLD), Wendy Gump, Dalcroze Cert DA (SA) and Anna Massetti Dalcroze Licence, Poland (VIC).

Member: $270
Non-Member: $320
Concession Member*: $170
Concession Non-member*: $200 

Member: $500
Non-Member: $600
Concession Member*: $300
Concession Non-member*: $350 
*Concessions are available to full time students and seniors.

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.

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Perth Dalcroze Workshops 2019
9:00 AM09:00

Perth Dalcroze Workshops 2019


After an excellent response to last year’s Perth Dalcroze Workshops, Dalcroze Australia is pleased to welcome back special guest teacher Jerison Harper Lee (Singapore) to teach these highly practical, targeted workshops on 5 October. As each workshop will present new material, participants may enrol in just one, or both workshops.

Jerison Harper Lee holds the Master of Arts in Dalcroze Pedagogy from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva. Jerison’s workshops will explore creative, kinaesthetic ways of teaching and learning. In each hands-on workshop, participants will experience practical applications of the Dalcroze approach in their area of speciality: classroom music, or instrumental teaching.  Activities will be differentiated for easy adaptation into a primary or secondary setting. Expect to move, sing, play, create and find efficient, engaging tools through which develop the musicianship skills of your students! These workshops are ideal as a first taste of the Dalcroze approach, or for those with prior Dalcroze experience who are looking for more games and activities for their teaching. 


Saturday 5 October 2019

9am - 12pm: Dalcroze for Classroom Teachers 2
1pm - 4pm: Dalcroze for Instrumental Teachers 2

Each workshop presents new material and can be attended as a stand-alone workshop, or participants may enrol in multiple workshops. Participants who attended Dalcroze for Classroom or Instrumental Teachers 1 in April of this year will find the October workshops present new and complimentary materials; however, please note that participation in the April workshops is NOT a pre-requisite for joining in during October!

EARLY BIRD FEES (Price is per workshop, paid by 30 August)
Early Bird Member $75
Early Bird Non-Member $85
Early Bird Concession Member $50
Early Bird Concession Non-Member $60

STANDARD FEES (Price is per workshop, paid on or after 1 September)
Standard Member $85
Standard Non-Member $95
Standard Concession Member $55
Standard Concession Non-Member $65.00

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Perth Summer School 2020
to Jan 15

Perth Summer School 2020

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The Summer School is aimed at adult music professionals, both teachers and performers. It provides an opportunity for music educators and performers to enrich their practice by developing their personal musicianship skills and discovering new tools for teaching using movement, singing and improvisation.

The School offers an introduction to the approach for those new to Dalcroze, and separate streams for participants who have prior Dalcroze experience. 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 2020 we are pleased to welcome to Australia international guest teachers Dr Louise Mathieu (Canada) and Jerison Harper Lee (Singapore), who will teach alongside local teachers Dr Joan Pope (Perth), Dr Sandra Nash (Sydney), Katherine Smith (Perth) and Virginia Norris (Perth).

4-day course: 8 – 11 January, 9am - 5pm
6-day course: 8 – 14 January, 9am - 5pm (No classes on 12 January)
Examinations: 15 January, upon application (see below). Exam schedule TBA

The 4 and 6-day workshops are for those new to Dalcroze and those with prior experience. This is a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge or gain an introduction to Dalcroze. Core subject classes are streamed.

Exams are offered for those on the Dalcroze teacher training track. Please note that exams are an optional part of the Summer School, and separate fees are payable per exam in addition to the course fee. Participants wishing to undertake exams should indicate this on their registration form and contact the Director of Studies, Sandra Nash, at before 30 September 2019 to register for the appropriate exam/s.

4-day Course Early Bird fees - paid by 30 Sep 2019
EB Member: $580
EB Non- Member: $670
EB Concession Member*: $370
EB Concession Non-Member*: $440

6-day Course Early Bird - paid by 30 Sep 2019
EB Member: $845
EB Non- Member: $925
EB Concession Member*: $560
EB Concession Non-Member*: $615

4-day Course Standard fees - paid from 1 Oct 2019
Standard Member: $645
Standard Non-Member: $745
Standard Concession Member*: $440
Standard Concession Non-member*: $495

6-day Course Standard fees - paid from 1 Oct 2019
Standard Member: $895
Standard Non-Member: $990
Standard Concession Member*: $620
Standard Concession Non-member*: 680


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Early Bird rates close 30 September!

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