Dalcroze Eurhythmics MOVING IN SPACE Summer 2022

Moving in Space:

For ages 4-7. Let your child’s imagination soar as we experience the world of outer space and learn musical concepts through purposeful movement, singing songs, and interactive musical games. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a joyful, dynamic, process-oriented approach to experiencing music from within. They’ll have so much fun, they won’t even realize the incredible music and movement vocabulary they are learning! This five-day summer session will culminate in an open class for family and friends.

This class is aimed at developing fine and gross motor control, coordination and balance attention, spatial awareness, vocal precision, and independent and cooperative learning. Students will develop a music and movement vocabulary as well as begin developing their music literacy skills. 

Musical Goals: 

  • Note values (Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes)
  • How music is organized in time (2, 3, 4)
  • Phrase and form
  • Expression symbols such as Forte and Piano
  • Locomotor movements such as walking, marching, trotting, tiptoe running, leaping, galloping, skipping, swaying, etc. 
  • Musical use of materials and instruments, such as balls, scarves, hoops, beanbags, drums, xylophones, claves, etc.

Interstellar Adventure:

This summer session for young musicians ages 8 -12 expands Dalcroze learning and explores more advanced musical concepts, such as phrase, rhythm, meter, music notation, and musical symbols such as forte and piano, all through interactive musical games and purposeful movement. Current and new Dalcroze students are welcome. This five-day summer session will culminate in an open class for family and friends.

The Dalcroze approach is founded on the artistic and pedagogical ideas of Swiss educator Èmile Jaques-Dalcroze and is internationally recognized as a proven approach to teaching students of all ages, from very young through professional musicians. Read more: https://dalcrozeusa.org/about-dalcroze/what-is-dalcroze/  

Questions? Email instructor, Lauren Hodgson at lhodgson@bw.edu.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is for students ages 4 – 12.  9:45 Session “Moving Through Space” is for ages 4-7, and 10:30 session “Interstellar Adventure” is for ages 8-12.