Article about the role of embodiment in Eurhythmics

Recordadas colegas, amigas y personas interesadas,

En nuestra página web hay un articulo nuevo de Lilia B. Sánchez sobre la Rítmica y los ideas modernas de Émile Jaques-Dalcroze sobre la educación musical. Mireis Documents/Books about Eurhythmics/Books in Spanish.

Paul Hille, presidente

Dear colleagues and others,

Here is a very interesting article about the role of embodiment in Eurhythmics. Lilia B. Sánchez published this in the panamerican journal “Enseñar Música” in Spanish. The article is called “Because of and for Dalcroze- a tribute to the creative thinking of the Swiss educator on his 150th birthday”. If you scroll the following PDF down, you see abstracts in English, French and Spanish.

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Dalcroze Australia Summer Course, 9-17 January 2017

Dear colleagues,

Here comes an annoucement from Dalcroze Australia:

Dalcroze Australia will hold its summer course from 9 to 17 January, 2017 in Sydney. Registration by November 15, 2016. Attend for 3, 5 or 7 days with special days to prepare and take practical exams for Foundation and Intermediate Awards of the DEIEB. These exams will be held on 17 – 18 January 2017. Go to

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Meeting in Busan, Korea, and Monaco

Dear members, interested colleagues,

Here a description of a meeting in Busan, Korea.

With best wishes,
Paul Hille, president

The UIA invites International Federation of Eurhythmics Teachers – the governing body, staff, and members – to
the 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September in Busan, Korea and to the 10th Associations Round Table Europe on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November in Monaco.

The UIA Round Table is an educational seminar where associations meet to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and to share experience and knowledge. Read more here.

The UIA is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international associations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international associations. International Federation of Eurhythmics Teachers is described in the UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. With absolutely no charge, fee, or obligation. Read more here. The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing educational activities, such as the Round Table. It is the only activity for which UIA charges a – nominal – fee.

Thanks to the support of our partners we are able to offer a solid educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

The registration fee for the 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific is 60 US dollars with thanks to our partners at the Korea Tourism Organization and Busan Tourism Organization.

The registration fee for 10th Associations Round Table Europe is 50 euros with thanks to our partners at VisitMonaco.

An overview of the programmes is below. For full details, please see the Round Table website.

Afin de répondre aux besoins d’une variété d’associations internationales la langue utilisée sera l’anglais.

To register,

  1. Go to the Round Table website
  2. Click on “login” in the upper right corner
  3. Fill in your username D4027
  4. Fill in your password LFTRDXWA
  5. This will take you to a list of options. Select “Register for the 2016 Round Table in Busan” or “Register for the 2016 Round Table in Monaco”. You may also want to take the opportunity to “Proof or update your organization’s Yearbook profile”

You can use this to register up to two delegates; each of your delegates will need to log in and register separately. Should you wish to send more than two delegates, please contact us.

We thank our partners and sponsors for making the event possible and affordable for all associations. They will be present, should you want to talk to them, but there are no sales presentations in the programme: this is an event for learning and networking.

For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and document the work of international associations. We look forward to welcoming you at our Round Tables this year.

Nancy Carfrae
Coordinator, UIA Associations Round Table

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Certificate Program at the Institut LLongueres in Barcelone

Dear colleagues,

Director Eugenia Arús and the new pedagogical dean of the Catalan eurhythmics program, Neus Fernández, inform us about the certificate program next fall at the Institut LLongueres in Barcelone, one of the oldest Eurhythmics institutes of the world. You can click on the link.

All the best,
Paul Hille, president

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Dalcroze Studies: Website is Open

Dear colleagues,

The website of the 3rd International Conference in Dalcroze Studies – “The Living Moment: Exploring Improvisational Practice” – is now open and can be found at

The conference will be held at Université Laval, Québec City, Canada.

The conference wishes to underline and support practice and the work of practitioners in addition to scientific research.

For this reason you will find among the “Keynotes” both internationally known researchers and Dalcroze practitioners.

This conference is sponsored by FIER.

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3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3): “The living moment: Exploring improvisational practice”

30 July – 03 August 2017
Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada

The conference

The aim of ICDS3 is to present the best of current research and practice within Dalcroze Studies and related fields. ICDS is a global, transdisciplinary forum, open to viewpoints from education, the arts and humanities, and the social, health and life sciences. We welcome practitioners and scholars alike. This year our theme is improvisation in music, dance, somatic practices, theatre and therapy, with a special focus on the relationships between music/sound and movement.
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International Dalcroze Canada Summer Course – still open for registration

Dear colleagues,

See here the information about the International Dalcroze Canada Summer Course, which starts August 8th! Space Still Available!

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UK Dalcroze Summer School: places still available

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Formation postgrade seniors à l’IJD

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New research in Dalcroze Studies: Two book chapters hit the shelves

There are two new pieces of research in the field of Dalcroze Studies, both in English and both appearing in books from prestigious publishers.

Marja-Leena Juntunen has published a chapter in an introduction to teaching general music:

Juntunen, M-L. (2016) The Dalcroze Approach: Experiencing and Knowing Music through the Embodied Exploration. in (eds) C. R. Abril & B. Gault Approaches to Teaching General Music: Methods, Issues, and Viewpoints. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 141-167.

This chapter addresses the aims, content areas, principles, and applications of Dalcroze pedagogy. Drawing on recent research, it suggests that Dalcroze pedagogy offers an example of a practice in music education that acknowledges the meaning and importance of holistic mind-body experiences for musical knowing and personal development. Marja-Leena’s work also challenges teachers to recognize the importance of embodiment in knowing and learning in general.

Karin Greenhead, John Habron and Louise Mathieu have published a chapter on creativity in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, with a focus on higher education. The book is co-edited by Liz Haddon & Pamela Burnard, who is a thought leader in the field of musical creativities. The reference is:

Greenhead, K., Habron, J. & Mathieu, L. (2016) “Dalcroze Eurhythmics: bridging the gap between the academic and practical through creative teaching and learning”. in (eds) E.Haddon and P.Burnard Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education. Oxford: Routledge, 211-226

This research, which was dreamt up in the days immediately after the First International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (2013), has also been presented to international colleagues. At “Looking for the unexpected: Creativity and innovation in music education”, the European Association for Music in Schools annual conference, Vilnius, Lithuania (16-19 March 2016), the paper was linked to a workshop by Bethan Habron-James, who introduced the Dalcroze approach to around 20 music educators from around Europe. The chapter will be presented once more, with a workshop by Karin Greenhead, at ISME, Glasgow, Scotland in July 2016.

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