Music

Music for children and adults — songs, piano works, by and related to Jaques-Dalcroze, and more.

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

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

That’s Fanny, not Felix.

(Just a nice story for Easter and International Women's Day.) A Mendelssohn masterpiece was really his sister’s. After 188 years, it premiered under her name. By Derek Hawkins - Washington Post “Easter Sonata” — a complex four-movement piano composition from 19th century Germany — could only have been written by Felix Mendelssohn. Or so thought many of the archivists, scholars and [...]

By |2017-03-09T08:24:52-05:00March 9, 2017|Music, Musings|0 Comments

MusiKinesis Summer Certification Course

MusiKinesis: Teaching Music/Dance Connections University of Maryland - Baltimore County Performing Arts and Humanities Building Dance Department, Technology Studio -- 2nd Floor 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 [...]

By |2017-06-15T18:45:54-04:00January 26, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Summer Classes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NEW Dalcroze Level 1 at Eastman

Home-grown in the U.S. and approved by the Swiss Institut Jaques-Dalcroze New at the renowned Eastman School of Music, this intensive 2-week study encompasses Dalcroze Level 1 of a three-tiered program toward full Dalcroze certification. Authorized by the Dalcroze Society of America, the Introductory Credential is geared to music teachers and performers, and is open to collegiate and adult students. Jaques-Dalcroze Education is valuable for teachers of [...]

By |2016-12-07T02:03:34-05:00December 7, 2016|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|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 [...]

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 [...]

Session for NDEO Conference – Friday, October 7th

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 [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:37-05:00October 3, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments