Music for Ballet Class Volume 3

Music for Children’s Ballet Class "Overture & Beginners" This Volume has 2 classes with 60 tracks of music. “Overture” is for little children aged between 3 and 7. 19 tracks of music to accompany a class for this age group and introduce them to different styles of music, some of which will be familiar to them (Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, etc.) and classical music, eg. Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" and Mozart's Magic Flute. There's music for improvisation and expression, and "Rhythm" exercises, clapping time.

The second class "Beginners" has 40 tracks of music for children aged between ca. 7 and 12. The music is bright and spirited arranged from films and musicals (ET, Mary Poppins, Snow White etc.) and classical music (Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mozart etc.) all adapted to fit a comprehensive class for youngsters. The CD ends with an "Expressive Dance" section with 6 different pieces to dance to.

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Track list and samples

# Name Signature Bars Duration Exercise Sample
01 Skips around the room
“Nellie the Elephant”, Butler & Hart
6/8 64 bars 1:09 Class 1
02 Little feet stretching
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, J. Taylor
“Baa Baa Black Sheep”
4/4 32 bars 1:18 Class 1
03 Ex. For Demi-Pliés
Edelweiss, R. Rodgers
3/4 32 bars 0:58 Class 1
04 Ex. For Demi-Pliés, or Foot Ex.
“When you wish upon a Star”, Harline
4/4 32 bars 1:10 Class 1
05 Ex. For Positions of the Feet
from “The Magic Flute”, Mozart
2/4 16 bars 0:36 Class 1
06 Ex. For Positions of the Arms
“Where is your Heart”, Auric & Larue
3/4 32 bars 1:01 Class 1
07 Step to side and hop
“Pop goes the Weasel”
6/8 32 bars 0:42 Class 1
08 Clapping Time: March
March of the Siamese Children, Rodgers
4/4 24 bars 0:45 Class 1
09 Clapping Time: Waltz
“Oom Pah Pah” from “Oliver”, L. Bart
3/4 32 bars 0:41 Class 1
10 Quicker Waltz
Chimchiminee, Sherman Bros.
3/4 32 bars 0:33 Class 1
11 Port de Bras
“Some Day my Prince will come”, Churchill
3/4 32 bars 0:50 Class 1
12 Galops
Teddy Bears’ Picnic, J. Bratton
6/8 64 bars 1:09 Class 1
13 Little Jump Step
“I’ve got no Strings”, Harline
2/4 32 bars 0:43 Class 1
14 Walks around the Room
“With a Smile and a Song”, Churchill
4/4 32 bars 1:11 Class 1
15 Little runs and pauses
“Supercalifragilistic”, Sherman Bros.
“Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho”, from Snow White
2/4 64 bars 1:07 Class 1
16 Expressive Dance
“A Melancholy Mood”, César Franck
3/4 32 bars 1:14 Class 1
17 “A Happy Mood”
Waltz “The Nutcracker”, Tchaikovsky
3/4 64 bars 0:57 Class 1
18 Improvisation to "A Little Story"
Margot Kazimirska
1:21 Class 1
19 Bow or Reverence 4/4 4 bars 0:19 Class 1
# Name Signature Bars Duration Exercise -
20 Pre-Barre Rag-Time
“Sunflower Slow Drag”, Scott Joplin
2/4 32 bars 0:46 Class 2
21 Exercise for Demi-Plié
“Over the Sea to Skye”, Trad.
6/8 32 bars 1:38 Class 2
22 Demi-Pliés & Grand Pliés
\"Feed the Birds\", Sherman Bros.
3/4 64 bars 1:52 Class 2
23 Alternative music for Pliés
“A Whole New World”, Menken
4/4 32 bars 1:22 Class 2
24 1st Battement Tendus
“Prince Igor”, Borodin
4/4 32 bars 1:06 Class 2
25 2nd Batt. Tendus
“Peer Gynt”, Grieg
3/4 32 bars 0:58 Class 2
26 Battement Jeté
“Bear Necessities”, Gilkyson
4/4 32 bars 0:45 Class 2
27 Ronds de Jambe a Terre
“Where is Love”, L. Bart
4/4 16 bars + 8 1:22 Class 2
28 Ronds de Jambe or Batt. Fondu
“The Green Leaves of Summer”, Tiomkin
3/4 32 bars + 4 1:05 Class 2
29 Battements Frappés
“Fledermaus”, J. Strauss
2/4 32 bars 0:28 Class 2
30 Développés
“June”, Tchaikovsky
4/4 16 bars + 4 1:07 Class 2
31 Ex. For Retirés
from “Carmen”, Bizet
2/4 32 bars 0:35 Class 2
32 Grands Battements
“Buddle-Uddle-Um”, Snow White, Churchill
4/4 32 bars 1:15 Class 2
33 Grands Battements
Mazurka, Coppélia. Delibes
3/4 16 bars 0:21 Class 2
34 Relevés
Old Homestead, Penn
4/4 32 bars 1:03 Class 2
# Name Signature Bars Duration Exercise -
35 Loosening up before the centre
Tulips from Amsterdam, Arnie
3/4 64 bars 0:58 Centre
36 Port de Bras
Theme from “ET”, J. Williams
3/4 32 bars 1:09 Centre
37 Battements Tendus
“Maybe” from Annie, Strouse
4/4 64 bars 1:52 Centre
38 Ex. For Balancés, slow version
Mazurka, Chopin
3/4 16 bars 0:33 Centre
39 Balancés, faster version
Mazurka, Chopin
3/4 32 bars 0:51 Centre
40 Ex. For Pas de Bourrées, slow
Gavotte, Bach
4/4 16 bars 0:36 Centre
41 Ex. For Pas de Bourrées, faster
Gavotte, Bach
4/4 32 bars 1:05 Centre
42 Changements
Hornpipe, Trad.
2/4 32 bars 0:39 Centre
43 Little Jumps
Ragtime Dance, Scott Joplin
2/4 64 bars 1:20 Centre
44 Assemblés or Ex. For Pirouettes
“Don’t Fence Me In”, C. Porter
4/4 32 bars 0:58 Centre
45 Galops
“Let’s Go Fly a Kite”, Sherman
“Popeye the Sailor Man”, Trad.
6/8 32 bars 0:22 Centre
46 Polka, slow vers.
Pizzicato-Polka, J. Strauss
2/4 32 bars 0:53 Centre
47 Polka, faster vers.
Pizzicato-Polka, J. Strauss
2/4 32 bars 0:45 Centre
48 Travelling Steps across the Room
Tarantella, M. Kazimirska
6/8 64 bars 1:04 Centre
49 Dancing & Stopping to Pose
Waltz, with Rallentandos, Shostakovich
3/4 32 bars 0:45 Centre
50 Polonaise
Don Quixote, Minkus
3/4 64 bars 2:05 Centre
51 Allegro Jump Step
Paradise Waltz, Lehar
3/4 32 bars 0:34 Centre
52 Waltz Grand Allegro
Viennese style waltz, M. Jary
3/4 64 bars 1:04 Centre
53 March Step
from Romeo & Juliet, Prokofiev
4/4 32 bars 1:14 Centre
# Name Signature Bars Duration Exercise -
54 “Walking above the Clouds”
from La Bayadere, Minkus
4/4 16 bars 1:36 Expressive Dance
55 “The Awakening”
from Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky
3/4 32 bars 1:06 Expressive Dance
56 A Dance to the Spinning Song
Spinning Song, Ellmenreich
2/4 34 bars 0:45 Expressive Dance
57 A Festive Dance
from Coppélia, Delibes
2/4 24 bars 0:43 Expressive Dance
58 At the Circus
“Kupferberg-Gold Galop”, Eberle
2/4 64 bars 1:04 Expressive Dance
59 The Dying Swan
The Swan, Saint-Saens
6/8 16 bars 1:10 Expressive Dance
60 Reverence 3/4 8 bars 0:24 Expressive Dance

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