Welcome to MusiKinesis!

Merging Music, Dance, Dalcroze, and related topics.

Discover information, teaching tips, materials, and more.

Movement to Piano


When music is made physical, it reaches a new dimension of depth, nuance, and meaning. We offer exercises and ideas for approaching specific pieces of music, with free scores available.



Since Music and Dance share common ground, experiencing music within movement brings an important level of skill to work in dance — teaching, choreography, and performance.


Young Children

The natural connections between music, movement and imagination are intact for children. MusiKinesis has books available, and plenty of free ideas here on the site.

Eurhythmics for Young Children is a 3-volume series, with a Fall, Spring and Winter book. Supplement any of them with Songs Without Yawns. MusiKinesis also publishes a new edition of Jaques-Dalcroze’s vocalises, Thirty Melodic Lessons in Solfége.
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You’ll find free teaching ideas, exercises and information here, relating to music theory, teaching at various levels, dance history, and more. The MusiKinesis Blog also has current information from around the web, and general musings from Monica Dale. Leave a comment to join the discussion.

What Else is Here

  • Ideas to try in teaching, or on your own.
  • Links to related resources around the web.
  • Video files showing class exercises.
  • Updates on new books, classes, and special discounts.
  • Historical artifacts from original antiquarian sources.
  • Frequently Asked Questions.