Dance

Modern and Ballet, especially in relation to Music and Jaques-Dalcroze’s work.

New Summer Courses for Adults

Dalcroze Level I Certification A 2-week course comprising the first step toward the Dalcroze Certificate. Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY July 3-17, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 60 Professional Development Hours, 3 credits, or non-credit Learn More. MusiKinesis Certification A new 1-week program merging Dance with Music for teaching and performing. University of Maryland, Baltimore County July [...]

By | May 8, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

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

Session 2 starts Feb. 19th – Registration now closed

Better Musicianship through Movement • Better Dance skills through Music REGISTER NOW for Session 3 Whether you’re a music student, dancer or teacher, MusiKinesis® can take you further. Based on principles of music, modern dance and the Swiss Jaques-Dalcroze method, MusiKinesis classes develop skills and insights from the inside out, getting music into your bones! Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Modern Dance grew together in the early [...]

By | February 12, 2017|Adults, Children's Classes, Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

MusiKinesis Summer Certification Course

MusiKinesis: Teaching Music/Dance Connections University of Maryland - Baltimore County July 17-21, 2017  •  9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuition: $320; Early Registration (through May 31) $280 Maryland CPD Credits: 2 Musicians and dancers come together in this interdisciplinary course! Discover a vibrant way to enrich your skills, knowledge and teaching abilities. Using techniques of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a system of [...]

By | January 26, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Summer Classes, Uncategorized|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

Finding the Right Keys for Ballet

(When did they go missing?) An article by Marina Harss in the NY Times this week, Finding the Right Keys for the Right Ballet Steps, looks at the pianists's role in ballet rehearsals and classes. The musicians help the ballet dancers by finding the perfect tempos, improvising in ways that keep dancers alert, and occasionally providing helpful insights such [...]

By | January 17, 2016|Dance, Music, Musings|0 Comments