Since our founding, the Dalcroze Society of America has been organizing events that bring us together as a community. Of all the events the DSA creates, our national conference may be the one that most embodies our vision statement, which states: The Dalcroze Society of America works to ensure that a strong and vibrant community…

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This lesson was designed for the opening session at the 2020 DSA National Conference. As Silvia explains, her goal was to have a joyful start, with exercises that weren’t too difficult in terms of concentration and dissociation. Activities invite participants to develop their own movement vocabulary and deepen their connection with the body. In this…

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Did you get your Dalcroze training just last month or years ago? What level have you reached? How do you use it in your professional life? The Dalcroze Society of America wants to know about you! As a service, the DSA provides a member directory. We want to make sure our information is up to…

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We are in a unique time. Our conversations have the potential to bring about major cultural shifts, I believe. I hope so! But they are painful, I guess, like most growth spurts.  Even the idea that one must have pain in order to grow is questionable, as my practice of the Alexander Technique posits. Yet,…

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Over its forty-plus year history, the DSA has consistently released publications that document the activities of its members, generate interest in Dalcroze Education and Dalcroze Studies, and embody its members’ high standards for relevant content—in print, and more recently, online. Today, all of the organization’s publications are overseen by a newly formed—and highly energized—team. It’s…

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How does a Dalcroze clinician put a room full of DSA National Conference attendees completely at ease while also asking them to take risks? Watch as master eurhythmics teacher Annabelle Joseph shows us how it’s done. Nearly the whole roster of conference attendees was there—and most of us had never met. Yet in short order we…

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On behalf of the DSA Board of Trustees, I’d like to extend our deepest gratitude and well-wishes to our Executive Director, William R. Bauer as he transitions out of this position at the end of the month. Bill has been at the helm of the DSA since 2012, when he was voted in as President…

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“The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.”    “The purpose of education…is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions.”    “Education is indoctrination…

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This demonstration class was done with students ages 11-13 from the Rhythmic-Solfège IV and Advanced Dalcroze I classes at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, where they have studied for 7-9 years or more. One of the thing’s that’s remarkable about this method is that it can work in marvelous ways when you first say…

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Ever find yourself wondering how the DSA is organized and run? That question would fall under the heading: Governance.  In general governance is one of those things many of us take for granted—at least until something really big (like America’s presidential election) gets it onto our radar. So I wouldn’t be surprised if many DSA…

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