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New Sunday MusiKinesis Classes Starting in January!!

Experience MusiKinesis! Better Musicianship through Movement - Better Dance skills through Music Learn this unique approach to the physicality of music in a new series of Sunday MusiKinesis classes. Based on the Swiss Jaques-Dalcroze method, MusiKinesis is the work of Monica Dale, professional dancer, pianist, and Dalcroze Licentiate. Classes begin January 8th, 2017, at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Schedule [...]

By | 2016-12-02T22:00:57+00:00 November 26, 2016|Adults, Children's Classes, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions|0 Comments

It’s Official: 5 Magical Stories in Music and Movement is released!

It's January 15th, and the iBook is officially on the market! Children love stories in music and dance! This iBook engages them in meaningful experiences combining music, dance, rhythmic movement, emotional expression, verbal skills, patterns, and more! Rooted in a contemporary approach to traditional principles of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, 5 Magical Stories in Music and Dance [...]

By | 2018-06-01T11:31:15+00:00 January 16, 2016|Books, Children's Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

Register for Summer Course at Eastman School of Music

Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers July 18-22, 2016 / Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monica Dale, instructor Bring a new dimension of insight to your musicianship and teaching. The Dalcroze method takes a physical approach to music, engaging ear, mind, and body. This active class will address rhythm, phrasing, sight reading, memory, and more. You’ll [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:38+00:00 January 6, 2016|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

Floor Pattern “in 10” from Elizabeth Walton

(Archived in Ideas to Try) About Elizabeth Walton Elizabeth Walton and Paul Taylor making "Paul Taylor: The Man Behind the Dance" (Photo: UMBC New Media Studio)I’ve been taking Beginning Modern classes with Elizabeth Walton, Associate Professor at UMBC. I love taking beginners’ classes, in part because I get to observe how other teachers introduce concepts of movement [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:38+00:00 November 18, 2015|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Ideas to Try” is now searchable — TRY it!!

Check out the Ideas to Try page! It now has search functionality, so it's even easier to get great ideas for lesson plans, private teaching or independent studies of your own. Want to explore movement in relation to a piano piece by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze? It's there. Need a song and teaching ideas for a class of children? You'll find it! Looking [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:39+00:00 September 11, 2015|Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

Dance as Experience – SDHS Conference, March 26-28

Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins & Legacies A special-topics conference jointly sponsored by the Society of Dance History Scholars and Peabody Dance Baltimore, MD March 26-28, 2015 Session with Monica Dale -  Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics: The Experience of Music in Early Modern Dance Topics related to the theme of dance and the Progressive Era include (from the [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:40+00:00 February 10, 2015|Adults, Classes, Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Summer Eurhythmics at Eastman

Experience Eurhythmics at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York! 2015 Eastman Summer Institute: Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers July 13-17 / Monday-Friday   Bring a new dimension of insight to your musicianship and teaching, integrating ear, mind, and body. This active class will address rhythm, phrasing, sight reading, memory, and more. You’ll [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:40+00:00 January 11, 2015|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

Visualizing music of Bach

Three videos I assigned my Music for Dance class to watch… They encompass a lot of the ideas we've been working with. Baroque.me - Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, visualized by Alexander Chen: Rendition of the "Little" Fugue in G Minor by Stephen Malinowski: 1934 film of Doris Humphrey's choreography - "Air" from Orchestral [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:41+00:00 September 29, 2014|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Video|0 Comments