Dalcroze Institute at UK

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an approach to music education created by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. The Dalcroze approach has three branches: Eurhythmics trains the body to respond kinesthetically to rhythmic and dynamic concepts.  Solfège trains the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, and harmony.  Improvisation/Plastique animée enables students to respond to and analyze concepts according to their own invention, through movement, voice, and at an instrument. The Dalcroze Institute at the University of Kentucky emphasizes music-teaching strategies to develop imagination, coordination, and expression.

The UK Dalcroze Institute is especially designed for music teachers who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in Dalcroze pedagogy and musicianship, but eurhythmics training benefits all musicians and many others such as dancers, music therapists, and actors.  Summer workshops are open to all musicians and dancers, even those with little to no piano training. Participants will be immersed in the principal subjects of the Dalcroze approach. Very few institutions in the United States offer Dalcroze Eurhythmics training.  The offering of Eurhythmics at the University of Kentucky answers a demand for professional development opportunities for artists in this region and has attracted participants from overseas, especially from Asia where Eurhythmics is very well received.

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Eurhythmics, students must take three online Dalcroze classes (offered during the summer only), participate in at least two of the 10-day summer training workshops, and complete a capstone project. If taken for credits, these workshops can be used to count towards a MM degree concentrating in Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

If you are taking classes for credit this summer at the University of Kentucky and you are NOT currently a student with us, then you need to apply to our Graduate School as a post-baccalaureate student by April 15 for Summer 2023. APPLY NOW

Dalcroze Institute

For musicians, dancers, and music specialists

Beginner and Intermediate Dalcroze with Drs. Marla Butke and David Frego

June 12–16, 2023
30 PD hours, available for university credit
In Person, 105 College of Fine Arts, Lexington, KY
Cap: 20

*All summer programs now have an additional non-refundable $25 operating fee applied at time of registration.

This in-person workshop will immerse participants in the three branches of Dalcroze: eurhythmics, solfège, and improvisation. This training helps participants prepare for the exam to be certified in Dalcroze, should one choose to pursue that through the American Eurhythmics Society. If you are interested in taking this course for university credit, please contact martina.vasil@uky.edu. There are additional costs per university credit.

Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher's Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023

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