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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 |2016-12-01T22:00:37-04:00October 3, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Official: 5 Magical Stories in Music and Movement is released!

It's January 15th, and the iBook is officially on the market! Children love stories in music and dance! This iBook engages them in meaningful experiences combining music, dance, rhythmic movement, emotional expression, verbal skills, patterns, and more! Rooted in a contemporary approach to traditional principles of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, 5 Magical Stories in Music and Dance [...]

By |2018-06-01T11:31:15-04:00January 16, 2016|Books, Children's Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

Past Predictions about Today’s Education

"What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like," today's Wonkblog at the Washington Post, highlights a series of French paintings from around 1900, collectively titled, "France in the Year 2000." Looking back at past predictions is always fascinating. So many ideas centered on machinery for communication, transportation and basic household chores. (Even The Jetsons had FaceTime and Roomba [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:39-04:00October 4, 2015|Musings, Science|0 Comments

Announcing a New iBook coming soon!!

5 Magical Stories in Music and Dance!! I didn't want to announce this until it was nearly finished and scheduled for release... Official publication date is January 15, 2016 but I'm hoping to have it available in time for the holiday season! Stay tuned for details and sneak peeks!

By |2016-12-01T22:00:39-04:00September 18, 2015|Books, Dance, Music|1 Comment

A Piano Piece I call “Debbie Downer”

I LOVE browsing The International Music Score Library Project !! It's like rummaging through music at an antiques shop, but without the dust (well, hopefully). This little piece  (<- click for the PDF) by Finnish composer Erkki Melartin had me laughing by the second phrase. I'm not sure what he had in mind, but it reminded me of Debbie Downer (who even has her [...]

By |2015-12-04T01:39:04-04:00September 14, 2015|0 Comments