University of Maryland – Baltimore County • July 23-27, 2018
An interdisciplinary summer MusiKinesis® course for teachers of music and dance
Discover a vibrant way to enrich your skills, knowledge and teaching abilities. Using techniques of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a system of study developed in Switzerland in the early 1900s, MusiKinesis® incorporates rhythmic movement exercises designed to embody specific music principles.
MusiKinesis® is a practical study in the nexus of dance and music designed to inspire you with fresh skills, knowledge and insights.
It’s about opening the ear to hearing elements of dance in music.
It’s about opening the eye to seeing elements of music in dance.
It’s about time… in space and in sound.
Dancers – Take a week to:
- Develop personal musicality and change your approach to dance performance – from the barre to the stage.
- Learn pedagogical techniques for teaching dance students of all ages and levels, improving their sense of music.
- Discover new choreographic ideas for integrating elements of music in sound and in physical form.
- Add to your repertory of teaching ideas, favorite music and personal practices.
Musicians – Take off your shoes and move into a new dimension of music.
- Perceive and perform music with new depth and insights.
- Teach more effectively using ear, mind and body in ways your students will enjoy.
- Approach theory, improvisation and composition from a new perspective.
- Learn new exercises, games and strategies for developing musicianship.
July 23-27, 2018 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $325; Early Registration (through May 31) $285
Maryland CPD Credits: 2
UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Dance Department, Technology Studio — 2nd Floor
Maryland teachers earn 2 CPD Units for the course.
Successful completion confers Level A MusiKinesis Certification in Music, Dance, or both.
Feedback from 2017:
“This course will have a huge positive impact on my teaching.”
“It has added to my movement improvisation box of tools…”
“I have a better understanding of the teaching process and a large amount of new activities to enrich my instruction.”
“It has given me many practical ideas to use with my students, getting them ‘off the bench’ and feeling rhythm in their bodies.”
“I really appreciate Monica’s patient and kind demeanor.”