Eurhythmy Degree courses

Vorm en Beweging

(Shape and movement)

Author: Rudolf Steiner


‘Art does not reflect the visible, art shows the invisible’. Paul Klee’s motto is true for Rudolf Steiner, too. In the buildings he designed and in his instructions for eurhythmy as a new art of movement, he looked for artistic shapes and for movements that have the ability to directly appeal to the mind’s sense of reality.

This book contains lectures selected from several previous Gesamtausgabe published in German. A number of lectures are available in English in Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts. The Dutch publication contains several photographs of the first Goetheanum and various eurhythmy drawings. The epilogue takes the form of a lively interview: Nard Besseling discusses anthroposophy, art and Steiner’s influence on architecture, sculpture and eurhythmy with Pieter van Ree, Martien Ockeloen and Roel Munniks.

Available in Dutch.

The Department of Dance in Education is part of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden.

Teacher training for primary Waldorf education. Part of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden.
The small-scale University of Applied Sciences Leiden Music Teacher degree course is inspired by anthroposophy.

The University of Applied Sciences Leiden Artistic Therapy degree course is based on a anthroposophical world view.

Gia van den Akker


Eurythmy Spring Valley

New York

Korte reportage van de Duitse omroep NDR over Eurythmy.

Trailer van de film

‘What moves you’

Eurythmyflashmob Hamburg

Eurythmyflashmob Keulen

Else-Klink-Ensemble: »Symphonie/Eurythmy«

Anthrophosophy & Waldorf Education Eurhythmy Antroposophy & Waldorf education

Antroposofie, een kennismaking

(‘An introduction to anthroposophy’)

Author: Henk van Oort


This book, which is based on the many introductory anthroposophy courses the author has taught over the years, introduces its readers to Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy in a unique way. Each chapter provides a clear connection to everyday events, making for a very readable text that will appeal to anyone who wishes to know more about the way in which anthroposophy views people and the world around us. Illustrations increase the accessibility and the reader’s enjoyment. If you are looking new perspectives on humankind and the position of humanity in creation as a whole, this book will provide you with many fascinating insights and views. The book discusses notions such as the etheric body and the astral body are discussed, and explores both the relationship between humans and animals and the connections between body, soul and spirit. Finally, the book gives an overview of anthroposophical points of view with regard to humanity’s major cultural ages. Every human being, so the reader will discover, intrinsically nurtures his or her own development within.

In Dutch only.

Zin in bewegen - Euritmie in klas 1, 2, 3 en 4 (‘In the mood for movement – Eurhythmy in grades 1-4’)
Authors: Tonnie Brounts and Helga Daniel


Why do Waldorf Schools teach eurhythmy? What kind of queries may parents, teachers and others who are interested in eurhythmy have? These questions served as the starting point that lead to the creation of this book about eurhythmy in primary education. Authors Helga Daniel and Tonnie Brounts talked to eurhythmy teachers, observed classes and shot film footage. The end result is a beautiful, inspiring book about eurhythmy in the first 4 years of Waldorf education. The book is available in both Dutch and German. Available for purchase by students of the Dance/Eurhythmy teacher course through the University of Applied Sciences Leiden.

Available in Dutch.

Übung macht den Meister

(‘Practice makes perfect’)

Author: Helga Daniel


This book is a sequel to ‘Zin in bewegen’. This time, Helga Daniel focused on Waldorf Years 5 to 8 (i.e. the final years of primary and first years of secondary school), discussing the elements of eurhythmy suitable for each age group and school year. In addition, the methodology is discussed comprehensively, supplemented by many useful examples. The book offers a great deal of support for anyone working or planning to work with eurhythmy.

Available for purchase by students in the Dance/Eurhythmy teacher course through the University of Applied Sciences Leiden.

In German only.

Mijn voeten kunnen praten, mijn handen kunnen zingen - Euritmie in de vrijeschool

(‘My feet can talk, my hands can sing – eurhythmy in Waldorf Education’)


A clear and concise introduction to eurhythmy and its effects. Contains many useful examples of eurhythmy classes in Waldorf education, in addition to explanations regarding the use of eurhythmy to support children’s developmental stages. Available through

In Dutch only.

100 jaar euritmie in Nederland

(‘100 years of eurhythmy in the Netherlands’)

Author: Imke Jelle van Dam


A beautifully illustrated book on the Dutch history of eurhythmy as a performing art. From  its first steps all the way to the introduction of eurhythmy to the Holland Festival stage – an international festival of performing arts held yearly in The Netherlands – this book discusses every innovative movement in eurhythmy. In his vivid descriptions of the many people involved, Imke Jelle van Dam creates a colourful impression of one hundred years of eurhythmy. In addition to historical texts, the book contains over 600 historical photographs and documents. Available through

In Dutch only.

Euritmie Fonds Winkel (Eurhythmy Fund Shop) website, for materials and books on eurhythmy. In Dutch.

Website in English. A large range of FAQ about eurhythmy.

Comprehensive site with information about the therapeutic use of eurhythmy. In Dutch.

A host of information about eurhythmy as a performance art. Contains a performances calendar and links to eurhythmy group websites. In Dutch.

Online information about antroposophy in the Netherlands. In Dutch.

Addresses of Waldorf schools in the Netherlands and Belgium, including accessible information about Waldorf education and its vision as well as information on Waldorf schools in practice.

Website of the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America. In English.

The Seizoener is an independent magazine for parents of Waldorf schoolchildren. The magazine is made for, and partly by, the schools. In Dutch.

Magazine and website about Waldorf education. In Dutch.

Waldorf school association’s website. In Dutch.

Anthroposophy association website. In Dutch.

Website of the Anthroposophical Society in America. In English.
De Nieuwe Boekerij is a quality bookshop in Zeist. It specializes in anthroposophy and spirituality and in addition to the Zeist shop also has a clear, accessible webshop.

Rudolf Steiner

(‘Rudolf Steiner – an illustrated biography’)

Author: Ed Taylor.


Ed Taylor uses an evocative style to describe Rudolf Steiner’s life and work. This modern biography is not an abstract philosophical treaty, but rather lets the facts speak for themselves. Taylor’s extensive research, based on new information and sources, has uncovered previously unknown facts about Steiner. A very readable and inspiring biography.

In Dutch only.

Wat is de vrijeschool?

Authors: Jet Nijhuis & Hapé Smeele

In Dutch only.


A small book written especially for parents who are considering Waldorf education for their children, and who would like to know more about Waldorf education. The book’s 60 pages provide a clear picture of an average school day at a Waldorf school, illustrated by a large number of photographs. You can also consult the following website for more information:

Mijn lot heeft vlam gevat

(‘My fate is on fire’)

Author: Marcel Seelen


An informative book, which is suitable as an introduction to Waldorf education, but which also offers a critical reflection on the position of this ‘traditionally innovative education’ at the start of a new century. Marcel Seelen has written a provocative essay, describing the ‘dreams and deeds’ of Waldorf education in the Netherlands. The essay outlines the history, spiritual setting and didactics of Waldorf education, with passion and enthusiasm, but with a critical eye as well, focusing on everyday class situations, pedagogical challenges, experiences from parents etc. Waldorf education encompasses a vast and complex range of experiences, but what always shines through is the simplicity of its dream: to help children become who they are – and to imbue them with the fire and passion for life.

In Dutch only.