Special Sessions

Seminars, workshops, summer courses.

Workshop in NYC, April 9th

Dancers and Musicians: Join me in New York! Time and Energy in Space = DANCE Time and Energy in Sound = MUSIC What we have in common might surprise you! The most significant influence of Jaques-Dalcroze’s work may have been its impact on the development of modern dance. His institute in Hellerau was a seminal force for dance in [...]

By | March 30, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Dance Legends: A few choice quotes on music

‘’Often I thought to myself, what a mistake to call me a dancer – I am the magnetic centre to convey the emotional expression of the Orchestra.” - Isadora Duncan     “I couldn’t move, I don’t even want to move, unless I hear the music first. I couldn’t move without a reason, and the reason is [...]

Register for MusiKinesis® Classes Today!

Aural and physical music come together in MusiKinesis®. For students and teachers of both music and dance... Discover new skills, knowledge and inspiration through this joyful, engaging process! Rooted in the work of Swiss educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, MusiKinesis® is grown and cultivated for 21st-century America.  Dalcroze principles live when applied to our own here and now! MusiKinesis® recognizes the challenges inherent in our contemporary culture, the wide [...]

By | December 15, 2016|Adults, Children's Classes, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions|0 Comments

MusiKinesis Class Descriptions

Experience MusiKinesis® Better Musicianship through Movement • Better Dance skills through Music Whether you're a music student, dancer or teacher, MusiKinesis® can take you further. It's rooted in the Swiss method of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, with a slightly different accent. As a contemporary American approach, MusiKinesis® is flexible, applicable and directly focused on the nexus of dance and music. Dalcroze Eurhythmics [...]

By | December 5, 2016|Adults, Children's Classes, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions|0 Comments

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 | November 26, 2016|Adults, Children's Classes, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions|0 Comments

2015 Summer Classes!!

Summer 2015... Teacher-training: Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester: July 13-17 Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers - 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. [...]

By | June 18, 2015|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions, Summer Classes|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 | February 10, 2015|Adults, Classes, Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Workshop Session at 2014 NDEO Conference

The National Dance Education Organization is holding its 2014 national conference November 5-9 in Chicago's Hyatt Regency McCormack Place.. In keeping with the theme, "Collaborations - a Mosaic of Possibilities, " I will be teaching: "The Music-Dance Mosaic: Moving Connections." Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:30 Also not to be missed: "Dancing 'Woman.' Perspectives on Gender in [...]

By | August 26, 2014|Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments