Jaques-Dalcroze used to say “let your body become music.” In a Dalcroze class, we hear the music and we respond to it physically. We embody the music by experiencing and grasping it through our whole being – through our emotions, sensations, feelings and thoughts. All musical concepts are developed in and through body movement, which is the link between the ear and the brain, leading the students to an embodied and deeply internalized understanding of music. This allows us to gain a practical, physical experience of music before we theorise and perform. It ensures that the whole person (not just the fingers and the brain) is educated in the development of musicianship and artistry.
(Note: Please remember to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing appropriate for movement. We also recommend bare feet or appropriate indoor footwear, ie. dance or gymnastic slippers).