Welcome to the Dalcroze Society of America Northwest Chapter
The Northwest Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America is a community of people
in the Pacific Northwest interested in the educational principles of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. Its aim is to promote interest, knowledge and training in Dalcroze Eurythmics.
To this end, the Chapter sponsors three workshops during the academic year, featuring guest teachers who bring their unique presentations of the Dalcroze approach.
The Chapter also sponsors, along with the University of Washington, two weeks of intensive study in Eurhythmics, Solfege, and Improvisation - the full Dalcroze curriculum - which can lead to the Dalcroze Certificate.
Northwest Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America Workshops and Conferences 2012-2013
The Northwest Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America presents workshops for people in the Northwest, and invites people from all countries and traditions to join us. The workshop presenters have been top Dalcroze teachers in the USA and interesting people from related fields – Latin Music, Folk Dance, Mime, Tai Chi and Ballroom Dancing. See our current workshops.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics brings music and movement together so that the weight of the moving body reveals energy flow in music – a creative way to enjoy and learn about music. Dancers, conductors, singers and instrumentalists share activities, using hoops, scarves, hand drums, and balls – listening, thinking, cooperating.
Support Your Life's Work. Join the Northwest Dalcroze Society Today.
Lifelong learning was a tenet of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze's teaching. His Eurhythmics method was designed to improve mental acuity and physical agility, to increase the playful and the spontaneous in our music and in our lives. He emphasized learning as a social activity.
Come practice your skills. Learn from experts and peers. Refresh your commitment to music. Enhance what you do!
Membership in the Northwest Chapter of The Dalcroze Society affords you:
- two workshops and a scheduled sharing each academic year
- professional development, including clock hours
- formal and informal collegial exchanges
- opportunities to expand your network
- news on national and international Dalcroze happenings
- advance notice of the Northwest Chapter's summer programs