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A year of music for ballet classes, categorized like a deck of cards. This free sheet music for ballet class will not be everything you need, but it’s a like a cupboard full of staples for everyday cooking, and a drawer full of tools for particular musical problems in ballet class.

A year of ballet playing cards #6 (S6): A barcarole for port de bras

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This romance from Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers is great for an adage or port de bras, perhaps Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #52 (DK): Slow tendu music

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For those long, slow, school-y tendus for which no music seems suitable, here’s some suitable music. Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #51 (DQ): A coda medley

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What is a coda in ballet? Here are 10 pages of codas, and links to seven famous ballet codas you have to know. Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #39 (KC): “Spanish waltz” medley

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What is a Spanish waltz? Is there such a thing? No, but here is one all the same, in case you’re asked. Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #54 (Red Joker): Odalisques from Le Corsaire

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Download Odalisques piano score (free PDF) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards It’s that time of year again, ballet summer schools season, when teachers are supposed to tell you in advance what they are going to do in … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #38 (QC): Prague Waltzes: Soft, strong and very long.

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Download piano sheet music for Prague Waltzes by Dvořak (free pdf) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards When is a waltz not “a waltz”? Most of the time  If I ever get to play what I think of … Continue reading

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