New Ballet Music!

With the season just beginning, for your ballet teachers out there… if you are tired of your old CDs or you don’t have a pianist… here are some new fun options for ballet class!

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If you aren’t familiar with Soren Bebe, he has a series of ballet CDs that range on the more jazzy side. Each CD also has each track with various tempos so, it can accommodate all levels. (Click here or the picture above to buy via itunes)

For those of you who are teaching ballet at a competition studio there are tons of ways to make ballet class interesting. With all of these ballet pop CDs… you can find top 40 and rock songs to fill your ballet classes. While I’m not the biggest fan… It does keep the kids entertained and they are able to count the music better. Charles Mathews put out his first POP HITS for ballet class while Nate Fifield has put out his third volume that followed his Hollywood Theme Songs. (Don’t forget, to buy, you just have to click the image)

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david plumpton review

If you are a LALA Land fan, David Plumpton made a supplemental CD of La La Land tracks. Not a full class, but if you are like me and make new playlists for every class, there are some pretty good tracks to put in! ($11.99 USD)

He also has put out another volume of Ballet goes Rock and Roll. And if you missed his summer album it is all TV show theme songs. ($15.99)

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Don’t forget!! If you are in LA or Orange County this upcoming week!!

Ballet Music for Class…

While Lisa Harris set the standard for music for class, and Rob Thaller gave us the classics… There is a new wave of CDs out there for teachers to use. The biggest one right now is David Plumpton… He really does have some great CDs out there. Additionally, there is Charles Mathews who uses a lot of classical ballet pieces in class form and tempos. They are cozy.   Then there are the CDs by Craig WIngrove that are really nice as well. He has a categorized his CDs really well. Actually all three of them have. I also really enjoy using Eun Soo Kim’s tribute to L. Minkus. It is really good for a slower paced class. I have discovered Debbie Parks and Norman Higgans who have crafted full ballets into class work. The only issue is that barre and center are two separate CDs… I would buy them, but not that committed to them yet. The collection consists of The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Coppelia and La Bayadere, All of these composers/ accompanists/ arrangers have mastered musicality for class and designed each CD over a musical journey. It isn’t just a hodgepodge of music for class steps. Each one is actually well thought out to capture the character of the step, timing and musicality.

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