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Early Childhood - Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a powerful and exciting way of knowing music through the body.  Children use their body to explore rhythm, musical components and expression.  The preschool and kindergarten years are an optimal time to explore a language of music through social and interactive methods which encourage their creativity and musicality in a joyful way.

In collaboration with the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, we are pleased to offer classes for children ages 3-6.  Read more about the objectives of the class.

Founded on the work of Swiss musician and educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, the Dalcroze approach offers a discovery-based, joyful, independent and cooperative learning environment. The purposeful rhythmic movements and engaging activities prepare students body as the instrument by increasing coordination, control, balance, attention, spatial awareness, active listening, and vocal precision.  Eurhythmics classes provide a deep and solid preparation to begin instrumental study, as well as enhance musical abilities of students who are already involved in instrumental instruction. 

Ages: 3 - 6 years old

Class Schedule and Fees

  • Eurhythmics I (ages 3 - 4 1/2 years)
    • Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45am
  • Eurhythmics II (ages 4 1/2 - 6)
    • Saturdays, 9:45 - 10:30am
  • Dates
    • Fall 2018 - 8 sessions
      • 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10
    • Free Open House: September 8, 9:30am
    • Open classes are scheduled throughout the year for the students to share with families and friends what they have learned.  
  • Tuition for 8 sessions
    • $176 (single student)
    • $132 (each student sibling discount)
  • Location
    • DePaul University School of Music, Lincoln Park Campus
    • Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N. Halsted St.