Nicola Gaines – Treasurer
Nicola Gaines Armitage is primarily a dance teacher who specializes in the teaching of Historical dance, which has led her to deliver many workshops on dance for musicians including warm up session for the Dalcroze Society’s Summer School. Nicola also teaches the youngest pupils on the Royal Ballet School’s Associate Scheme. As a free-lance teacher Nicola is well used to initiating workshops and planning events.
As a dancer Nicola understands the close link between music and movement and has experienced the joy of expressing music through movement that is determined by one’s own physical response to music and so has dedicated many hours to over several years to furthering the aims of the Dalcroze Society.
Nicola is a long standing Trustee of Dalcroze UK, was the Chair for many years and is currently the Treasurer. In the past Nicola has overseen and been in part responsible for the Dalcroze Society’s expansion of activities. She was Chair when the Society received its most significant funding yet from Youth Music for its “Stepping into Music Scheme (the use of Dalcroze with the Early Years age group and its workers).
In addition to being a trustee of the Dalcroze Society, Nicola is also a trustee of the Ann Driver Trust and the Lord Deedes of Aldington Trust.