Remarks from the Summer 2017 class evaluations... Comments from students about the 1-week MusiKinesis class: "Wonderful." "This course will have a huge positive impact on my teaching. I have a better understanding of the teaching process and have a large amount of new activities to enrich my instruction." "It has given me many practical ideas [...]
What do Memorial Day, Ravel, augmented chords, and whole tone scales have in common? Find out in a new "Idea to Try" for piano improvisation, here.
Dalcroze Level I Certification A 2-week course comprising the first step toward the Dalcroze Certificate. Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY July 3-14, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
18th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference SPEAKING WITH OUR FEET: Advocating, Analyzing, and Advancing Dance Education October 6-10, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Crystal City - Washington, D.C. metro area A Dancer's Approach to Dalcroze: Connections for Advocacy Friday, October 7th, 2016 - 12:45 pm In sharing the elements of time and energy, music and [...]
https://youtu.be/bO0sgeLDujY Here's a clear example of the Jaques-Dalcroze method in practice, specifically addressing technique to help musicians step seamless equal durations.
(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 [...]