A Dalcroze education is a musical training comprising the basic elements of music: rhythm, dynamics, tone and form. The training has three components: Eurhythmics, which trains the body in rhythm and dynamics; Solfege, which trains the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, and harmony; Improvisation, which puts it all together according to the student's own invention in movement, with voice, and at an instrument. Eurhythmics: The study of rhythm, tempo, and dynamics, their functions and their structural value in music; alerting and educating the kinesthetic sense: the body is the instrument; basic rhythmic skills and concepts: duration, dynamics, time/space/energy/weight/balance, musical form and structure; basic techniques and practices: follow, quick reaction, canon, improvisation. Solfege: The training of ear, eye, voice, and mind to achieve musical literacy; intervals, scales, harmony, counterpoint, rhythmic connections, basic techniques and practices. Improvisation: The control and shaping of spontaneous musical thought: basic keyboard geography, sound qualities, expressive potential, basic structural elements, and basic components of musical content and development; basic techniques and practices. Course participants are accomplished musicians, teachers, and movement specialists who want to develop their musical skills and abilities in the Dalcroze approach. Readings are assigned to provide insight into the Dalcroze approach. Course participants compile a portfolio of compositions of scale patterns, canons, and rhythmecized scales and use rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic understanding to improvise scale pieces.