Easter 2017

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Easter 2017

April 2 - April 5


Royal Northern College of Music

2-5 April 2017


A copy of the draft timetable is to be found HERE.

Workshops to include:

  • Linking Dalcroze to the National Curriculum for Early Years, KS1 & KS2
  • Choosing suitable repertoire for the Dalcroze class
  • Playing for movement
  • Observation of a children’s class
  • Further details HERE.


  • Eugenia Arus, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Andrew Davidson, UK
  • Karin Greenhead, UK
  • Bethan Habron-James, UK
  • Ruth Jones, UK
  • Anita Memmott, UK
  • Katie Wearing, UK

Gill El Najar will be offering short massage sessions during the breaks (not included in the course fees)

Fees (the course is non-residential):

  • Members: £325 (Day attendance £115) membership fees must have been paid by 31 December 2016 to qualify for this reduced rate
  • Non-members £350 (Day attendance £125)
  • Early Bird discount if paid on or before 1 March 2017: £35
  • Late payment penalty if paid on or after 25 March 2017: £25
  • Introduce a friend who has not attended a Dalcroze course before and both you and your friend can take a £15 discount.

2017 Easter course registration form

2017 Easter Course registration form PDF

To secure a place on the course, please complete the Registration Form and pay the £60 (non-refundable) deposit. All payment details are on the form.

Delegate feedback from the 2016 Easter Course:

“Excellent! … just wanted to say how incredible the course was. I’ve come away buzzing”

“…extremely well run … very impressive …am, as always, inspired to learn more, so thank you!”

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Eugenia Arus Eugenia Arus Leita holds the Diplôme Supérieur of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva and a PhD in Music Education from the University of Barcelona. She is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Education of the University of Barcelona and directs the Dalcroze training programme at the Joan Llongueres Institut /Bellaterra Conservatory of Music and Dance, Barcelona. Primarily a pianist, Eugenia combines her work of performing in various productions with publishing articles and teaching materials to promote music education. Since 2005 she has collaborated with the Barenboim-Said Foundation in the Early Childhood Music Education Project.



Kaye Barker

As a professional violinist, Kaye Barker was a member of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and later a member of the Bridge Quartet, with whom she worked for 10 years.

In recent years Kaye has turned her focus to education. She became Head of Strings for Ealing Music Service then gained her PGCE and became a classroom music teacher. She is currently Head of Music for Gumley House School for Girls in Isleworth, West London.

Kaye gained her Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics in 2012 and currently teaches on the String Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, at the Central School of Ballet and on the DUK Certificate Course, Croydon. She is nearing the completion of her Dalcroze Licence. Kaye believes passionately that Dalcroze Eurhythmics is necessary for a complete musical education.



Andrew DavidsonAndrew Davidson is an Australian theatre director and dance musician based in London. He studied directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney, Australia) and music at Longy School of Music (Cambridge, USA). His work includes operas, musicals, and plays in Sydney, Adelaide, Singapore, and London. Andrew is a pianist for ballet and contemporary dance, and works as a musical director and sound designer for theatre. Andrew is Programme Leader of the MA in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey. He is an Associate Lecturer at Drama Centre London, and a Visiting Artist at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He holds the Licence in Dalcroze from Longy School of Music.



Karin GreenheadTrained at the Royal College of Music and the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Karin Greenhead is a Dalcroze practitioner whose background in performance as, at various times, a singer, a pianist, a harpsichordist and a violinist informs her practice. She teaches Dalcroze practitioners, dancers and musicians in professional training, working widely in Europe, North America, Australia and South-East Asia, and has developed training programmes and examinations in Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Karin is Director of Studies for Dalcroze UK, Co-Director of Studies for the Dalcroze Eurhythmics International Examination Board (DEIEB) and a member of the Collège of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva. She teaches for a number of conservatoires and principally at the Royal Northern College of Music where she first developed Dynamic Rehearsal techniques. In recent years, Karin has turned to research and publication and is currently a PhD candidate.



Bethan Habron-JamesArtistic Director of the Easter Course, Bethan Habron-James enjoys a varied career as a Dalcroze practitioner, travelling widely nationally and internationally. She teaches regularly at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, Potchefstroom University, South Africa (via Skype) and is one of the teacher trainers and examiners for Dalcroze UK. She is also an experienced teacher of children with special educational needs and undertook some pioneering research into her practice in this field. Passionate about learning, Bethan recently enroled as a PhD student at Bangor University where she is researching into Dalcroze and well-being. Previously a professional violinist, she continues to teach the violin and enjoys applying her Dalcroze knowledge to string teaching.



Ruth JonesRuth Jones has facilitated movement and dance sessions for Dalcroze UK for several years.

She trained at Laban/Trinity, Temple University MA Dance Dept, Philadelphia, and The Cunningham Studios, New York. Ruth is first and foremost a contemporary dance artist. She specialises in Outdoor, Sited and Site-Specific dance work, which tours under the project name of Axial Dance who have performed at many of the major festivals. The company is currently touring with Tea Club, Bo Sisters and Trixie and Tilly Go Cycling.

Ruth also works with actors and has choreographed over 50 professional theatre productions at theatres such as York Theatre Royal and Sheffield Crucible.

Ruth teaches and facilitates dance and movement in educational settings- currently at the University of Manchester Theatre Department – and in community settings. She founded Ad Hoc Dance, an adult community dance company, 24 years ago, which is now resident at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.  Ruth’s home dance studio, The Loft, is available for private dance/movement/Laban lessons.



Anita MemmottAnita Memmott teaches Dalcroze Eurythmics at Junior Guildhall in London as part of the String Training Programme. She also works as a specialist music teacher for five state primary schools in Kent, has her own Early Years music project and is music director for a community choir and group of drummer that explores songs and rhythms from around the world.





Katie Wearing is a violin and viola teacher based in Bolton. She studied at the RNCM with Richard Deakin,  trained as a postgrad on their Junior Strings Project and taught Dalcroze and Kodaly on the project for twenty years. Katie now teaches privately and for the Junior RNCM, and also tutors on Dalcroze Eurhythmics courses. She has written ensemble pieces for the Associated Board Music Medals books, and is the author of the Abracadabra String Beginners series and A Dozen A Day for violin.



Monica WilkinsonPassionate about music education in general and Dalcroze in particular, Monica Wilkinson’s experience extends through instrumental teaching, primary classroom music, chamber music coaching and Dalcroze training for adults and children. She currently teaches violin and musicianship at St Mary’s Music School and leads Dalcroze workshops throughout Scotland and beyond. She recently ran Ring Time, a project for dancers and musicians to work together, and is leading a pilot intergenerational project for Scottish Opera in early 2017.



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