Intensive Training


Dalcroze UK currently offers an intensive training programme in south London. Taught in modules, eight weekends in a year, it attracts talented artists and educators from across the UK, as well as Europe and North America.

Year One, the Foundation Year, consists of 8 training weekends and an exam weekend. On the exam weekend everyone takes practical exams in rhythmics, Aural training and Improvisation and hands in their written work. They receive a Foundation Award in Dalcroze Eurhythmics on successful completion of the exams, and can then progress to Year Two, the Intermediate Year.

Students usually do start applying what they are learning to their own work. At the end of Year Two candidates take the exams of the Intermediate Award on receipt of which they can 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.

Link to Teacher Profiles


Term Commences: 16 November 2019 – Deadline for Registration is 31st October 2019

Course Information:


Term 1

16-17 November 2019

14-15 December 2019

Term 2

18-19 January 2020

15-16 February 2020

14-15 March 2020

Term 3

18-19 April 2020

2-3 May 2020

30-31 May 2020


Foundation 13-14 June 2020

Intermediate and Certificate   20-21 June 2020


Saturday   0900 – 1830                                   Sunday   0900 – 1630


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


£2,130 per annum – 5% discount if paid in full by 27th October 2019.

Instalment payments quarterly or over 9 months with the final payment due 8th June 2020.

The course fee includes one year’s student membership of Dalcroze UK.

An additional fee is payable for examinations.

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

Grants may be available towards fees. Grant applications must be submitted by 25th July 2019 (see registration form)

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.

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