Intensive Training – Weekends

The weekend intensive training programme will take place in Croydon, South London.

Taught in modules, eight weekends in a year plus 3 days at our Spring Course in Manchester, it attracts talented artists and educators from across the UK, as well as Europe, Asia and North America. The training consists of practical classes in rhythmics, aural training (solfa/solfège) and improvisation, the principles and practice of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and related studies.

This year we are offering places on both the Foundation and Intermediate levels;

Year One, the Foundation Year, consists of 8 training weekends, our Spring Course, 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.). The intermediate award also consists of 8 training weekends, our Spring Course, and an exam weekend.

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.

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Term Commences: 16 September 2023 – Deadline for Registration is 27 August 2023

Course Information:


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3


16 & 17 Sept 2023

28 & 29 Oct 2023

18 & 19 Nov 2023

9 & 10 Dec 2023


20 & 21 Jan 2024

17 & 18 Feb 2024

16 & 17 Mar 2024

Spring Course

(Manchester)  –

7-10 April 2024

4 & 5 May 2024


25 & 26 May 2024


8 & 9 June 2024


Saturday: 0900 – 1800

Sunday: 0900 – 1700


Royal Russell Preparatory School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX


£3,100 per annum (£2,945 if paid by 10th September) including one year’s student membership and attendance at the Spring Course. Instalment plans are available.
(an inflationary increase may be applied to fees each year)

Examination fees are not included.

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A limited number of bursaries are available, click here for details. You should complete a registration form for the course before submitting your bursary application. You will not be required to commit to payment or to the course itself until you know the outcome of your application.

The deadline for bursary applications is 6th August 2023 and applicants will be notified of the outcome by 20th August.

Accommodation & food

The course is non-residential and participants will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation and evening meals. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, fresh fruit and biscuits are supplied free of charge but participants will need to bring a packed lunch on each day.


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.

A qualification in Dalcroze Eurhythmics had always been on my to-do list, so I jumped at the chance to sign up for the Foundation intensive training weekend course last September. Best thing I’ve done in years!  Motivational and inspiring teaching – lot of ideas and material to work with, skills to develop and apply.  Loved the rhythmics classes and the whole body conducting in particular.  I’ve made good progress in improvisation. Great atmosphere, nice surroundings, and learning with a group of people I now consider to be my friends – highly recommend.

Melanie O'Brien, Foundation Student 2022/23
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