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We're so glad you'll be visiting The Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education! We have been providing a quality Jaques-Dalcroze experience to musicians and musician educators since 2002, when Monica Dale and Jack Stevenson began the Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park.


It was in 2013, when the Institute incorporated under the ownership of Jack Stevenson and relocated to the beautiful campus of Monocacy Manor nestled in the hills of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Our dynamic curriculum is designed to empower musicians to engage music with their bodies, reeducate their ears, and transform their teaching.


During your stay we encourage you take advantage of this opportunity to focus on your personal musical growth, to strengthen your teaching, and enjoy this short time away from those day-to-day cares.





Coming and Going Overview

Check-in for the Summer Institute begins at 2:00 pm, and classes begin at 6:30 pm. Check-in for the National Holiday Weekends begins 10:00 am and classes begin at 1:00 pm.  Your accommodations are guaranteed available by 4:00 and 2:00 pm respectively. Please plan to arrive with enough time to check in, eat, and settle into your room.


Meals Upon Arrival

All our programs begin with a meal.  The Teacher-Training programs begin with dinner (supper) on Sunday at 5:30 pm sharp.  The Dalcroze Holiday programs begin with lunch at 12:00 noon sharp. If you will be arriving at least 15 minutes late, you may want to make other arrangements for those meals.



The teacher-training program ends on Saturday morning.  Breakfast is included in your stay. Room check-out is at noon.  The Dalcroze National Holiday program ends on Monday afternoon at 5:00 pm with a room check-out time of 5:30 pm.  Supper is not included in the program.


Things You Might Want to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing for Eurhythmics classes and Plastique Animée
  • Earphones for practicing
  • Slip-on shoes for indoors
  • Sneakers for walking between buildings and the campus at large
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Cell phone
  • iPad or computer (Mac (preferred) or Windows)
  • Staff paper - pencils, pens
  • Notebook (digital is preferred)
  • Winter—boots for walking between buildings and the campus at large
  • Summer—insect repellent, sunglasses, sun hat


Things Provided:

* Bedding

* Towels


A Few Practicalities

Information to Support Your Stay


  • Some of our guests have sensitivities, please refrain from using chemically scented perfumes or hair spray.
  • WIFI is free and available for all devices in the Renewal Center
  • Monocacy Manor is a smoke free environment
  • Pets are not allowed
  • For safety reasons, burning candles, incense, etc. is not permitted.
  • Washers and dryers are available in the Center upon request
  • Photo copy service is available in the Center upon request
  • All rooms in the Center are air conditioned, which can be adjusted or shut off.  All rooms have windows that open.
  • Our guest rooms in the Center do not lock.  We use the honor system.  However, St. Francis Center for Renewal is not responsible for lost, stolen, or missing items.  Valuables may be held in the office upon request.
  • The Renewal Center kitchen serves wholesome local foods including fruits and vegetables, proteins, and grains.  Meals are prepared on site by our Chef and staff and served home style.   Vegetarian, vegan, low or no carb, gluten free meals are provided upon request.



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