2016 National Conference

 

2016 DSA National Conference and Symposium

Flow in Performance: Theories/Practices

June 20-24, 2016

Westminster Choir College

Princeton, NJ

Online registration closed: Please contact Admin at admin@dalcrozeusa.org to find out about our special walk-in rates.

  

Pre-Conference Symposium Schedule:

Pre-Conference Symposium on Flow in Performance

National Conference Schedule:

Pre-Certificate Sessions

Pre-License Sessions

Pre-Diplome Sessions

 
(Schedules subject to change). 

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Discounted rates available:

· DSA Members [Click here to view the DSA Member discount code]

· Students [Proof of full-time enrollment in a degree program and DSA membership required.]

Become a Member

The Dalcroze Society of America welcomes you to its 2016 National Conference and Pre-Conference Symposium on Flow in Performance, which will take place at Westminster Choir College, Rider University, in Princeton NJ this summer, in the week of June 20 – 24. The event features a Pre-Conference Symposium to be held on June 20 & 21 and the DSA 2016 National Conference to be held on June 22, 23, & 24.

Come hear scholars who are working in a range of disciplines share their research into flow and how it relates to human performance, then experience the ways qualified Dalcroze teachers guide participants to actualize their potential for flow by learning "in and through" music and movement.

FLOW IN PERFORMANCE: THEORIES/PRACTICES

With its emphasis on rhythmic training, or Eurhythmics, the Dalcroze Approach has a special interest in flow, a fundamental aspect of human performance. By shedding light on the hidden assumptions and unspoken principles that engender flow, the Conference and Pre-Conference Symposium will advance the teaching and learning of music, dance, mime, acting, storytelling, and other performing arts, as well as other areas of human performance, such as sports and martial arts, where flow is essential. We look forward to spending a week exploring flow from a variety of perspectives and expanding the range of theoretical models and practical applications now available to us. For information about submitting a proposal for the Symposium, see the Call for Proposals on the DSA website; the deadline is midnight (EST) February 29. For information about submitting a proposal for the Conference, this link will take you to the Call for Proposals  posted on the DSA website; the (extended) deadline is midnight (EST) January 31.

BACKGROUND
The Swiss composer-educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) worked closely with Swiss psychologist Édouard Claparède (1873-1940) to scientifically substantiate his pedagogical methods, which—significant to our purpose—are intended to promote "good flow," the literal meaning of eurhythmics. Hence the rationale for creating an opportunity for scholars in a wide range of fields to gather together and explore this critical area from both a theoretical and practical standpoint.

DALCROZE EDUCATION
Dalcroze Education is a multi-modal, integrated pedagogical and aesthetic system developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. Through exercises and games that involve rhythmic action and interaction, responsive physical movement, and vocal and instrumental improvisation, qualified practitioners use this system to help participants unite mind and body, perform at higher levels, and achieve greater wholeness. The Dalcroze Approach "in and through" music empowers participants to make vital connections on both the subjective and the interpersonal levels, through music, movement, improvisation, and discovery.

DSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Every other summer, Dalcroze colleagues, practitioners, teachers, clinicians, therapists, artists, and students—from the newly initiated to seasoned professionals—gather together to renew our passion for teaching, learning, communicating, interacting, and actualizing ourselves "in and through" music. We welcome the opportunity to greet old friends and meet new friends. If you share our love of these pursuits, welcome: you've come home.

ADDITIONAL POINTS OF INTEREST

Conference Proceedings
The papers accepted for the Symposium on Flow in Performance will also be given prime consideration for publication in American Dalcroze Journal, a double issue of which the DSA will issue as a refereed scholarly journal in January 2017.

The Dalcroze Studies Research Award
All submissions will be eligible for the DSA's Dalcroze Studies Research Award, a $1,000 prize given to the paper that sheds critical light on and enriches our understanding of the scientific basis for the premises, principles, and precepts on which Dalcroze teaching, learning, and performance stand. Many thanks to Music Together® and Founder/Artistic Director Kenneth K. Guilmartin for making this award possible.

Registration and Enrollment Rates

 

Regular fees

 

Registration/Enrollment

Single day

$250

Symposium: 6/20 +21

$350

Conference: 6/22-24

$500

Complete: 6/20-24

$675

 

Member fees

 

Late

Single day

$200

Symposium: 6/20 +21

$300

Conference: 6/22-24

$400

Complete: 6/20-24

$600

 

Student fees

 

Late

Single day

$150

Symposium: 6/20 +21

$250

Conference: 6/22-24

$300

Complete: 6/20-24

$550

 

All above conference fees include a non-refundable registration fee of $100 (Regular) $75 (Member) or $50 (Student). To benefit from discounted rates, all students must join the DSA (to join online, go to DalcrozeUSA.org).

Lanyon/RegOnline charges all registrants a non-refundable $3.95 per registrant fee and the 4.95% surcharge not reflected in the fees listed above.

Housing fees: Single occupancy $72 / Double occupancy $48.

Banquet: $50

For more information, contact the DSA at Admin@DalcrozeUSA.org or call 732-647-6931.

 

Discounted rates available:

· DSA Members [Click here to view the DSA Member discount code]

· Students [Proof of full-time enrollment in a degree program and DSA membership required.]

Become a Member

The above standard prices include a standard non-refundable Registration Fee of $100.00. Discounts for DSA Members and Students apply to Enrollment + Registration fees, as does the group discount of 10% for two or more attendees who register together. The discount does not apply to other fees collected such as those for housing and for the banquet. RegOnline (Lanyon) charges a onetime registration Fee of $ 3.95 and credit card fee of 4.95% of your final transaction

 Basic Payment Information

Enrollment + Registration: $575

Regular registration ends 11:59 pm EDT on May 31.

Members and Student Members benefit from discounts:

DSA Members: $500
Student Members: $450

You'll need to enter the member discount code twice, once to create an account and again to enroll in conference sessions.

To get the code, click on the following text:

DSA Member Discount Codes

 

RegOnline (Lanyon) charges a one time registration Fee of $ 3.95 and credit card fee of 4.95% of your final transaction.

The above standard prices include a standard non-refundable Registration Fee of $100.00, Discounts for DSA Members and Students apply (as does the 10% group discount).

Group Discount: 10% off Enrollment + Registration fees for two or more attendees who register together.