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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 #45: A country wedding (polka) from Má Vlast (6d)

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Download the piano score of this polka from Ma Vlast   Read more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards How this polka fell into my hands, and why I love it A friend and I were talking the other … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #14: A small, medium and large waltz by Adam (Ah)

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 Download the score for free (pdf)  Read more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards “Do you have anything smaller?” Music, meter and small change Even though I haven’t used a laundrette in years, I can’t get out of the … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #44: A long, jolly polka/galop from Le Diable à quatre (5d)

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Download the score of the galop for ballet class (pdf) for free Read more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards Something about this galop for ballet class is so similar to a piece by Shostakovich (I think it’s in Moskva … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #27: A big polonaise by Glazunov (Ac)

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Download the score of this Polonaise by Glazunov as a pdf (free download) Read more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards In an earlier post on polonaises in ballet class, I mentioned how difficult it is to find a … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #43: A csárdás-like Nocturne by Schubert (D4)

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This Notturno from Schubert’s trio D897 has a lot of csárdás-like qualities that make it very suitable for some adage or battement fondu exercises. Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #42: Diable à Quatre male variation – big 2/4 jumpy thing (D3)

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This solo from Adam’s “Diable à quatre” is great for those bouncy medium/big sissonne-type allegros in 2/4. Continue reading

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