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Music Suggested for Balanchine Classes

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

in Balanchine the Teacher

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032528
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813046310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032528.003.0013
Music Suggested for Balanchine Classes

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This chapter presents music suggested for Balanchine classes. Music for the barre and first four classes should be simple with a good beat. However, the students may be singing along rather than focusing on the execution of the step. The perfect solution would be a pianist who could use the music suggested below as a source and then improvise. The metronome settings give an idea of how fast or slow the step should be, and in almost all instances, the step begins on “and.”

Keywords: ballet; dance; dance class; barre exercises

Chapter.  212 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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