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Eurythmy I

Location: 
Camphill Special School - Beaver Run, Glenmoore, PA.
Length: 
33 hours (across several weeks - varies).
Dates: 
September 2004 - August 2007.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: give an overview of the eurythmy curriculum as part of the lower/middle school Waldorf curriculum. Discuss and demonstrate vowel gestures as expressions of the soul life; describe the basic principles of choreography in eurythmy; describe and demonstrate the principle of the three-fold human being in choreography and gesture.

Instruction: 
This course introduces students to basic elements of eurythmy as a movement art. The practice of eurythmy is a tool to strengthen capacities of will, and open up and enliven the soul as an instrument for curative education. Topics covered include: the Waldorf eurythmy curriculum for grades K-8; hygienic warm-up exercises; building spatial awareness; building individual spatial awareness; contraction and expansion; slow walking; exploring the vowels and consonants of the spoken word; exploring the Dionysian element: thinking, feeling, and willing in spatial forms and gestures; geometrical forms in space; copper rod exercises; tone eurythmy: introduction of the basic elements of pitch, rhythm, beat, piano/forte, major/minor.
Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Curative Education, Movement, Expressive Arts, and any discipline which could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05). NOTE: A later version of this course is contained within the course titled Music and Eurythmy I.

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