Intensive Training – Evenings

Ealing, West London

The evening intensive training programme takes place in West London and would suit those who work at weekends or prefer to train in the week. The training consists of practical classes in rhythmics, aural training (solfa/solfège) and improvisation, the principles and practice of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and related studies.

Classes are taught by Kaye Barker – Diplôme Supérieur and guest teachers during the year.

Year One, the Foundation Year, consists of one evening per week spread over 30 weeks, our Spring Course, 2 hours per fortnight online and an exam weekend. On the exam weekend candidates take practical exams in rhythmics, aural training and improvisation and and submit written work. On successful completion of the exams they receive a Foundation Award and can then progress to Year Two, the Intermediate Year if they wish.

Studies for the Intermediate Award build on Foundation training. By this time students are usually applying what they are learning to their own work. Following successful completion of the Intermediate Award candidates are entitled to advertise that they apply Dalcroze principles and practices in the context of their own profession (as a piano teacher, class teacher, therapist etc.)

Completion of the Professional Certificate requires a third year of training and the final exams include teaching exams in addition to personal practical exams and a substantial written submission.

Holders of the Professional Certificate are entitled to advertise that they hold a professional qualification in teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Foundation Term Commences: 12 September 2022 – Deadline for Registration is 28 August 2022

Course Information:


Term 1

Term 2 (provisional)

Term 3 (provisional)


Sep 12th, 19th, 26th
Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, (24th – half term) 31st
Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Dec 5th, 12th

Jan 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th
Feb 6th, (13th – half term) 20th, 27th
March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April 3rd

Spring Course

(Manchester) 2 – 5 April

April 17th, 24th
May 8th, 15th, 22nd


27 & 28 May 2023


1830 – 2100


St Andrews Church Centre, Ealing, London W5 2RS


From £2,518 per annum including one year’s student membership and attendance at the Spring Course. Instalment plans are available.

An additional fee totalling £190 is payable for examinations.

 Click here for a registration form (downloads a word document).

A limited number of bursaries are available and must be submitted by 21st August 2022 (see registration form for details)


Dalcroze UK Awards and qualifications are offered in association with the Dalcroze Eurhythmics International Examination Board (DEIEB) and recognised by the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland.

After lunch we did a great improvisation session which started with movements, which were then vocalised. The session could have gone in any number of directions but we decided to turn our vocalisations into musical sound on the assortment of musical instruments that participants had brought along. What I especially liked about the improv session was how tightly constrained we were. By locking down several elements it meant we could really push the boundaries & be creative.
Jackie Schneider, Taster Day Participant
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