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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 15, 1913, Image 9

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A' Class "Studying" Its Lesson.
By William G. Shepherd.
Dresden, Germany, Sept. 15.
How.'d,you like, Miss .High School
Girl, to go to a school where life is
nothing but one long, glad dance?
Where the girl whd is the. best
dressed is the one who has the
brightest colored edging on her black
tights? A school where "poor"- in
deportment doesn't mean that you
Whispered, but "that you didn't dance
There's a school like that here, and
it's so popular that thq-girls wouldn't
go home" for their vacations last
summer. Most of them wrpte home:'
"My Dear Parents: .,
' "If you want to see' me this vaca
tion you'll have to come here to my
school. . I'm learning so, much that I
can't come home. I think I'll pass jn
barefoot dancing, and - I'm trying
very hard to get a" good mark in turkey-trotting."
Jacques-Dalcroze is-the principal of
the dancing .college. - Nearly 20'0 girls
from,aHparts of, the world attend the
school, and many of the great, edu
cators and musicians of 'Europe de
clare that he has struck anew and
fundamental idea in education.
Jacques-Dalcroze's idea is this:
A. pianist, after years of -practice,
gains such absolute control of the
hands and fingers as to be -able to
use them without effort, but with
tremendous rapidity, to express the
subtlest musical idea. I ' '
"But alT parts of the 'body," says
Jacques-Dalcroze, "should be as ut
terly .obedient to the mind as are the
fingers.of a pianist" -
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