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A year of ballet playing cards #22: A schmaltzy waltz by Kéler (9h)

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  Download the waltz by Kéler in piano score (free pdf) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards Elastic or expressive timing is a feature of music in ballet classes that I’m rather nostalgic for. When I meet teachers who … 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 playing cards #19: A medley of (double) jigs (6h)

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Download the score of the double jig medley  (free pdf) (free pdf) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards I’m a few weeks behind, not least because it’s that time of year when everyone has a show, or is preparing … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #18: Another 6/8 allegro – by Auber (5h)

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Download music for allegro in six eight (6/8) by Auber  (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards This music for allegro in six eight is what I call an “assemblé 6/8” because it’s often in assemblé exercises … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #29: A Chaconne and a grand dance (3c)

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Download the score (free PDF) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards Why is the chaconne so rare in ballet class culture? I’ve no idea. Given that ballet’s history is supposed to have its roots in Italy and France, it’s … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #28: Fächerpolonaise Op. 525 by Ziehrer (2c)

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Download the score of Ziehrer’s polonaise (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards In search of the serviceable polonaise for ballet class A commenter on a previous post about polonaises asked me – since I’d said so … Continue reading

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