BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS MUSIC
(original, and in a variety of styles)
Download over fifty tracks of inspiring piano music and matching sheet music especially composed for the ballet and contemporary dance class by an experienced dance repetiteur -ex Australian Ballet School, London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert Academy (London), Queensland Ballet, Royal Ballet School, Finnish National Ballet, Laban Centre (London) etc
This music is a combination of years of experience working in this genre and includes music from all the famous eras in music (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Contemporary, Jazz, Rock, Musical Theatre etc) up until the present and also includes a page of cover/popular standards
Hello, and welcome to my website.
I have worked as a pianist, keyboard player, composer, arranger, accompanist, teacher and session musician for over forty years and played, written and arranged a variety of musical styles according to the job or contract I was under at the time, but for a large portion of my professional life I worked in a number of dance and performing arts institutions both in Europe and Australia as a repetiteur (or dance accompanist) and during that time a number of teachers and dancers suggested I notate, record and catalogue some of the original music I composed for others to use. While studying for my Bachelor of Music degree, I had an interest in composition and improvisation and in later years found the dance world, albeit human movement with all its inspiring intricacies, a wonderful platform on which to embellish this interest and let the creative juices flow.
Music especially composed or arranged for the ballet and contemporary dance class
Download albums, popular songs and/or E-book sheet music
There are two tracks for each major exercise over two books, often of a contrasting nature and which can be used for either classical or, in some instances, contemporary class, or both. Additional popular music arranged for class can be found on my bio page. There are more contemporary class tracks on the way to be included in Book 3, but I will start with predominately classical class music as it is more widely used. The choice for each named exercise is a guideline only and of course flexible and most of the tracks for the barre are repeated for the other side. Some of these exercises have also been recorded at different tempos, to be included soon or as requested if you'd like to contact me.
Here are a few selected examples out of 52 current tracks and matching sheet music. You can hear and view additional samples of both books on the Album Page on the main site, but not the mobile site.