The Movement Art of Eurythmy
Eurythmy is an art which interprets sound — be it the spoken word or music — through movement. Because of the valuable educational qualities of eurythmy, all Waldorf schools include this art alongside the others. Working in close co-operation with the class teacher, the eurythmist can enrich the experience of the Main Lesson or the weekly theme in the Kindergarten. Eurythmy strengthens co-ordination and encourages the ability to listen with sensitivity. When children experience themselves in movement as part of an orchestra, and have to keep a clear relationship in space with one another, a finer social awareness can result.