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8, 9, and 10 year old ballet song ideas needed!!
By amberlouise
On Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:03 PM

I need some help finding music for 8, 9, and 10 year olds, for ballet.

I love using modern songs turned classical or modern twists on classical music. Something kind of cool and fun but still very ballet.

I also love using different movie soundtracks (E.g Harry Potter, The Croods- things they can relate to)

I don't really want to use traditional ballet songs for these dancers as they are only beginners, but I am open to any ideas.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you!!

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re: 8, 9, and 10 year old ballet song ideas needed!!
By hummingbird
On Tue Dec 26, 2017 08:15 AM
I used a piece of Benjamin Britten for this age group last year called Playful Pizzicato from his Simple Symphony



Dvorak's Slavonic Dances are also nice for this age group because they're very easy to build a story around to help them remember where they should be in the music. Here's an example of a piece I've used in previous years.


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