The Dalcroze Society UK is a registered charity. Membership is open to anyone, you do not have to be a Dalcroze Practitioner or trainee to join. Anyone who is interested in learning and participating in Dalcroze's teaching, philosophy and principles is very welcome to become a member and there is no enrolment fee.
Membership runs from 1 October for 12 months, but if you join during the last 3 months of the membership year (July, August, September) these months are included in your first year's membership; i.e. you get three months free. Your subscription is fully tax deductible.
The membership catagories and fees are as follows:
- Professional (Dalcroze qualified teacher ) £45
- Student (anyone studying Dalcroze on a full or part-time course) £30
- Associate (current membership excluding Professional or Student) £30
- Affilliate (any organisation or institution which uses the Society exams) £50
- Corporate (a supporter, or potential sponsor of the Society) £70
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Access to the online Members' Zone
- Dalcroze newsletters
- Discount on Easter Course and Summer School (membership has to have been taken out the previous year to benefit from this discount)
- Free attendance at one or both of the CPD days held each year (London/March; Manchester/September)
- Insurance cover for teaching (professional members only - not available for overseas members)
- Insurance cover whilst attending Society events
HOW TO JOIN
- Pay by cheque/postal order: Download the membership form, print and send with cheque/postal order to the address on the form
- Pay by BACS/Bank transfer: Download the membership form email to address on form and arrange a bank payment. Details are on the form
Download Membership Application Form
THE DALCROZE SOCIETY UK
Aims, formation & background
The Dalcroze Society UK is the oldest in the world. In 1913 the London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics was founded in London following the introduction by Emile Jaques Dalcroze of his system of Eurhythmics to Britain in 1910, making a huge impact on the music curriculum of the time. Out of this school the Dalcroze Society UK emerged two years later to provide a supporting organization for the school. By 1926 the Society had become an incorporated body and a voluntary organisation.
Many eminent figures in the musical world have presided over the Dalcroze Society UK, including Sir Henry Hadow, Sir George Dyson, Sir Keith Falkner and Jack Dobbs. Ernest Read was Chairman for many years until his death in 1965, and Reginald Rennoldson, Chief Music Advisor for the ILEA, was a long-standing friend and supporter of the Dalcroze Method. Our current President is David Sulkin, Chief Executive of the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Today the Society is uniquely responsible for promoting and developing Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the UK. Through the School, it is the only body that can provide qualified teachers to meet the contemporary needs of musicians, other artists, educationalists and therapists in a wide variety of settings.
The Dalcroze SocietyUK has introduced its own syllabus for teachers at Certificate and Licence levels as well as an Examiners course. It also organises a Certificate Training Course, a Licence Training Course and annual International Summer School and Easter Courses.
Qualifications are recognised by the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, which is the official repository of Dalcroze principles. The Dalcroze Society UK is a member of The International Federation of Eurhythmics Teachers (FIER), which links Dalcroze groups worldwide.
Diversity and Equality Policy
Child Protection Policy
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Sir Roger Norrington
Professor Peter Renshaw
Dr Desmond Sargeant
Nicola Gaines (Chair)
Elizabeth Watkin (Vice Chair)
Dr Susan Danby