WCMS offers two types of Dalcroze Continuing Education programs:

  • A yearlong certification program approved by the Dalcroze Society of America
  • A workshop series (click here) that introduces participants to the fundamentals of Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Dalcroze Certification Teacher Training (for Adults)

This continuing education class is for adults who seek the musical and pedagogical enrichment that Dalcroze Eurhythmics offers, and for teachers who would like to supplement their teaching with Dalcroze Eurhythmics techniques. The class may be taken as a full-year program (with optional Dalcroze certification) or on a drop-in basis.

WCMS is the first accredited Dalcroze Teacher-Training (T2) program to be approved by the Dalcroze Society of America (DSA). The Dalcroze Certificate is an internationally recognized qualification for Dalcroze Education and for teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics courses to children and adult beginners according to the Dalcroze principles. Dalcroze Education has three core branches of study (Eurhythmics, Solfège and Improvisation) along with two applied branches of study (Plastique Animée and Pedagogy). We will offer Level 1 and Level 2 courses, both in the same time slot, during the academic year.

Spring session begins:  Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • Includes 14 weekly sessions
  • Exams will be held at the end of the academic year for those students who are ready for evaluation (additional fees required)

Schedule of the year:

Tuition per semester:

  • $1,176 (14 classes, covering the five branches of Dalcroze Education)
  • Drop-in rate: $97.50 per class

Note: This is a two-semester class; students enroll in the fall and are automatically re-enrolled for spring. Students who wish to be evaluated for certification must complete the full year course.

  If you would like to register for a single class at the drop-in rate, please contact our registrar.

Class Day & Time:

Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Eiko Ishizuka, Candidate for the Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva

Adriana Ausch-Simmel, License

* For further registration details and policies, including cancellation of under-enrolled classes, click here.

Dalcroze Workshops (for Adults)

Our Saturday afternoon workshops are ideal for musicians, dancers, actors, music therapists  - anyone who would like an introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics or to refresh their skills and knowledge. Both beginners and those with previous experience are welcome.

The Dalcroze approach to musical understanding is a powerful and holistic way of knowing music throughout the body. Dalcroze Education is a unique experience in exploring musical concepts through interactive and multidisciplinary methods in a social and creative setting. These workshops will cover the various elements of Dalcroze education: eurhythmics, solfege, and improvisation. Each workshop will vary in content; students may enroll in as many of the workshops as they choose.

Instructor: Adriana Ausch-Simmel

Tuition: $35 per session

Workshop times:  3:30 - 5:00 pm

Workshop dates:
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Saturday, March 23, 2019