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The Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD) in Geneva, Switzerland, is the international centre of the Jaques-Dalcroze method.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an active musical pedagogy based on body movement. The student (child, adult, or professional) is brought to feel what he hears through moving his body to the sounds and rhythms played by the teacher. The stimulation of his global motor skills allows him to experience his body as an instrument – whereby musicality is felt and transmitted.

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This website is aimed in particular at adults, teachers, and non-professional (amateurs) worldwide, who are looking for information on or training in the Jaques-Dalcroze method.

The music school website concerns all the courses for children and seniors in Geneva at Terrassière centre and around Geneva canton.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics (or Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics), also known as the Dalcroze method, or Dalcroze education, refers to the general education and pedagogical philosophy. In English, the term rhythmics (“rythmique” in French) refers specifically to the lesson.

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