Today’s episode is the second instalment of the TEN COMMANDMENTS, and it’s the turn of the commandments for dancers and teachers as told by us pianists.
We have a fantastically funny episode for you today, with a rather tongue-in-cheek title. In previous episodes, we have talked about introductions and what we need to get the exercise going, but what about our needs for the exercise coming to an end?
It’s quite a niche topic within our industry, but it’s quite important and this episode is particularly insightful.
Have you ever been on a first date and experienced the sort of nerves you get when you meet someone for the first time? Well as a ballet pianist, and ballet teacher, working with someone you’ve never met before can feel just like that.
We discuss as a general consensus that we would play a bit stronger, bigger with more space in the music to allow for the men to jump a bit higher, and execute more pirouettes, and to generally dancer bigger, as in general, men are known for that.
We’ve spoken at length about David’s love of ‘The Reel’ – aka Catharsis Reel by composed by Amy Cann.
We are bringing you a brand new episode today which focuses on the use of show tunes in the ballet class, and ask…
In this episode, we are talking about how we choose what we will play for class, the many ways you can build your repertoire, and where you can gain inspiration for choosing the tunes you play.
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