Dance

Modern and Ballet, especially in reference to music, eurhythmics, and historic relationships with Jaques-Dalcroze.

Fall 2018 Teaching and Learning

“If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.” ― Anatole France, poet and novelist Change means challenge; challenge means growth. This fall, I’ll be teaching a new course at Peabody Conservatory– Stage An OrchKids Student Movement for Opera - and classes for children through Baltimore Symphony’s [...]

MusiKinesis® Summer Certification Course

MusiKinesis®: Teaching Music/Dance Connections 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 [...]

By |2018-05-09T14:49:49-04:00February 27, 2018|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

The Turkey Trot Dance

I've posted a new "Idea to Try" inspired by Leonard Bernstein's Turkey Trot from Divertimento for Orchestra. Along the way, I got sidetracked researching the history of the ragtime dance (circa 1912) from news sources of the time. Take a look and discover: Three incidents of women getting in trouble for indulging in the dance [...]

By |2017-11-29T13:59:15-04:00November 29, 2017|Audio, Dance, Music, Musings|0 Comments

American Modern Dance, Music Visualizations and Plastique animée

Emile Jaques-Dalcroze I was invited to write this article for Le Rythme, an annual international journal of FIER. This year's theme was L'interprétation corporelle - the idea of reflecting music in movement. Once a guiding force in modern dance, 'music visualization' might have lost its purpose 75 years ago or might remain vital today, depending on who [...]

By |2018-06-18T14:38:57-04:00November 21, 2017|Dance, Music, Musings|0 Comments

Classes and Workshops – 2017-2018

Here's what's coming up!* Ready to dip your toe in with a free workshop? Want classes to enrich your teaching of music and/or dance? Open to an immersive experience that offers academic credit, CPD units, certification in Dalcroze or MusiKinesis®? October 14 (Saturday), 9:30-12:30  –  MusiKinesis® Session for the Kentucky American Eurhythmics Society, Lexington October [...]

By |2018-06-18T14:22:31-04:00August 16, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions, Summer Classes|0 Comments

Summer Class Evaluations: The reviews are in!

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 [...]

By |2017-08-04T16:38:50-04:00August 4, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

23 Historic Modern Dance Musicians

23 Historic Modern Dance Musicians One of the sessions I presented at this week's International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3) was on Piano Music for Modern Dance. I began researching these musicians because I wanted to know what music early modern dancers heard in their daily studies. After all, modern dance and modern music once worked [...]

By |2018-06-18T14:10:46-04:00August 4, 2017|Dance, Music|0 Comments

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 3-14, 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 [...]

By |2017-06-15T18:17:50-04:00May 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 |2017-03-30T22:19:33-04:00March 30, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Special Sessions|0 Comments