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Dalcroze Education is a playful, experiential approach to teaching and learning music. Through movement, ear-training, and improvisation, students of any age can unlock the music within their body.

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The 2020-21 Chapter Outreach Committee

As the new Chair of the Chapter Outreach Committee, I'm excited about the incredible potential this team has for making an impact on Dalcroze Education in the USA. This committee serves as a liaison between the DSA's Board of Trustees and Chapters. In other words, it serves a critical role ...
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Lesson Plan: Waltz of the Flowers

This lesson can be used for a wide range of ages and abilities. It may also be adjusted to fit a variety of classroom goals and settings. It explores measure groupings of 3’s and 4’s. Enjoy and please feel free to make it your own! Activity 1: Walks & ...
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Video: Capriccio appassionato from 3 Morceaux, Op. 46

This dazzling performance comes from the February 2020 DSA Memorial Scholarship Concert, a fundraising event to support the next generation of Dalcroze Educators. Concert pianist Adalberto Maria Riva performs Emile-Jaques Dalcroze's "Capriccio appassionato." The entire concert livestream is available on YouTube, which also contains commentary from Riva himself. The ...
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Video: Children’s Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Dr. Jeremy Dittus

This class, recorded live at the 2020 DSA National Conference in Miami, FL, was led by Dr. Jeremy Dittus, Diplôme Supérieur, and features students ages 11-13 from Rhythmic-Solfège V and Advanced Dalcroze courses from the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, CO. Check out a preview of the class ...
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Lesson Plan Editorial: Andante from Symphony No. 5

A few weeks ago, we released Joy Yelin's lesson on subdivision, which uses the Andante from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. It is such a delight to use this familiar theme. With some tweaks here and there, I enjoy playing the marvelous melody, harmony and modulations of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Andante.” ...
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Video: Ballade from 3 Morceaux, Op. 46

It's not very often that we have the chance to hear the music of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze performed live, and it's even more special to have this music performed by such a sensitive pianist. Played by concert pianist Adalberto Maria Riva, this clip comes from the February 2020 DSA Memorial Scholarship Concert, ...
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