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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.

Perth Summer School 2018


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Perth Summer School 2018

  • John Curtin College of the Arts 90 Ellen Street Fremantle, WA, 6160 Australia (map)


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.