Monthly Archives: July 2015

A year of ballet playing cards #34: A triple jig medley (8c)

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Download the triple jig medley piano score (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards You may never need this playing card at all. I can’t remember the last time I was asked for a triple jig, but it … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #21: A gigue by Grétry (8h)

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  Download the score (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards I can’t remember why I started listening to Grétry’s music after neglecting him for so long. In the years I’ve hunted for music for class, syllabi, other people’s ballet … Continue reading

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Supermarkets: will we (or they) ever learn?

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For those who enjoyed my 30 days without a supermarket challenge, you might be interested in this news in today’s Guardian – UK supermarkets criticised over misleading pricing tactics. Which? have lodged a “super-complaint” about dodgy dealing by supermarkets – including the kind of … Continue reading

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Ballet classes and dance calling

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I’ve had two conversations with people who play for ceilidhs which have made me think that there’s much more in common between dance calling and teaching a ballet class than we’d like to think.  And now I’ve found a website … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #20: A luscious big waltz (Talisman coda)

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Download score of the Talisman pas de deux coda  (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards This is probably the nicest and most useful waltz for grand allegro I’ve found in a long time. It just sounds … Continue reading

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A year of playing cards #4: *THE* Talisman Pas de Deux

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Download score (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards After my recent anxiety that I might never find any more suitable adage-y music for my card collection, The Talisman came to the rescue again.  At the time I did … Continue reading

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