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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 #37: A grand polonaise by Nápravník

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Download the Polonaise by Nápravník  (free pdf) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards You’d think that if ballet teachers have a mental model of how a polonaise goes, this would be a distillation of all the polonaises they’d … Continue reading

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A year of playing cards #23: A fruity waltz by Tcherepnin / Cherepnin (10h)

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Download Grande valse by Cherepnin—free pdf Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards What a difference an e makes: the difference between a grand waltz and a grande valse Ballet teachers often ask for a “grande valse” or a … Continue reading

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A year of playing cards #5: An operatic adage by Dvořák

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Download the score of “Song to the Moon” (pdf) Read more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards The curse of the operatic adage  I think I only have about three of these in my repertoire, which is why it was … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #36: A triple meter ballad by Tárrega

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Download the free piano score of this Tárrega piece  (pdf) Read more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards A Tárrega ballad, the perfect plié music? When I say “perfect” what I mean is that this music somehow meets precisely the … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #50: A chameleon-like march by Granados (DJ)

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Download the score  of the Military March by Granados  (pdf, free)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards The march that isn’t a march: one of the perennial problems of music for ballet class Another problem that I could have added to … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #35: A mazurka by Hubay

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Download piano score of Hubay’s mazurka (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards Slow, mazurka-like exercises from the corner for multiple pirouettes are a staple of all the company classes I play for, and if you haven’t got the … Continue reading

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