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, 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.

Year One, the Foundation Year, consists of 8 training weekends 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.

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.

Term Commences: 17 October 2020 – Deadline for Registration is 20 September 2020

Note: Classes will adhere to Covid-19 regulations and the policies of the Royal Russell School, your safety is important to us. Adjustments will be made to ensure that Government advice is being followed.

Course Information:


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3


17-18 October 2020

14-15 November 2020

12-13 December 2020


16-17 January 2021

13-14 February 2021

13-14 March 2021


17-18 April 2021

15-16 May 2021




5-6 June 2021

Intermediate and Certificate

19-20 June 2021


Saturday   0900 – 1800                                   Sunday   0900 – 1700


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


£2,125 per annum – 5% discount if paid in full by 30th September 2020.

Instalment payments quarterly or over 9 months with the final payment due 30th May 2021.

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).

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

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

Grants may be available towards fees. Grant applications must be submitted by 6th September 2020 (see registration form for details)

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
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