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Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an integrated approach to learning music that nurtures the total development of the child. The goal of our Dalcroze curriculum is to develop a lifelong love and understanding of music and to make it an integral part of the child's life. Through movement, singing, and improvisation, children explore music concepts and begin to develop music literacy. As children walk, run, and gallop, they experience beat, meter, and rhythm. As the year proceeds, students describe their rhythmic movement, identify note values, and begin to read and notate simple rhythms. Listening games and activities are designed to allow the students to “find” a concept in the music, for example, high/low pitches, faster/slower rhythm patterns, loud/soft tones. When singing, they use their hands and arms to show the shape of a melody or phrase. Just as the walking and running movements help students feel and internalize rhythm, these arm movements help them feel and internalize the relationship of pitches while tuning the voice and ear to each other. Percussion instruments and props further enrich the class experience. The curriculum is shaped to the developmental needs and skills of the ages listed. It is a dynamic approach, grounded in kinesthetic experiences – a joyful way to learn, ideal for students of all ages. Musical material is presented in age-appropriate ways for each age group. Comfortable clothing should be worn. Please note that classes are usually held