Music for Ballet Class:  'Attitude'
Ballet class music for young dancers
"Tutus and Tempo Collection" Vol IV

By Nolwenn Collet In collaboration with Grainne McArdle

Nolwenn Collett is company pianist for the National Ballet of Ireland since 2010
and studied under Laurent CHOUKROUN
 French Pianist with the Paris Opera Ballet
(Pianist charge de repetitious a l'ecole du ballet de l'Opera de Paris)

55 Tracks 

A compilation of ballet class music class beautifully recorded on a Steinway!

  From the album notes:

ATTITUDE is the fourth cd in the Tutus and Tempo collection and has been created specifically for the young dancer of 10 -13 years. At this level dancers are beginning a more serious study of ballet, encountering more technically demanding work and approaching pointe. With this in mind Nolwenn Collet has conceived music that will bring dancers and teachers on this exciting journey.

The cd follows the structure of daily ballet class, with particular emphasis on clear rhythms and steady tempi. The barre is tailored to support the additional vocabulary encountered at this level: petits battements, developes, grands battements en cloche … and ends with a demi-pointe and stretch section.

Once in the centre, Nolwenn wishes to bring the young dancer into the theatre, with ports de bras and adagio music that inspires, and for a moment lets the young performer imagine that he or she is on stage.

By expanding the pirouette section to include balance and spinning exercises, Nolwenn hopes to add to every teacher’s store of pirouette music, and to support the development of strong turning technique. As ever with Nolwenn’s music though, there is a sense of fun and enjoyment.

The allegro section is all about ‘opening the ears’ and listening to the music. From cheerful rags to pieces in five counts, from the steady ¾ composed specifically for balancés, to silences within pieces, the young dancer is encouraged to think about the interplay between rhythm, steps and music.

The cd ends with two pieces of repertory music, as at this level dancers are keenly aware of the link between the steps learnt in class and those performed on stage. To this end, the waltz from Giselle has been included. It is often one of the first pieces of repertory that the young performer learns. Nolwenn has taken particular care to record this at a steady tempo, thus allowing the young dancer to dance and at the same time pay particular attention to finer details of choreography. The addition of the Tarantella, with its joyful, celebratory energy, is designed to end class on a high note.  Enjoy!

 

Contents

Track # TITLE

METER

TIME

MP3 DEMO

  BARRE

 

 

 

1.

Warm-up Chauvigny Boogie

10x8 - 2T

1:18

Track 1

2.

Core & Centring Reflection

8x8 - 3T

2:03

Track 2

3.

Foot Warm-up Chanson

8x8 - 2T

1:10

Track 3

4.

Pliés Cinema

4x8 - 2T

1:03

Track 4

5

Pliés Inspire

4x8 - 3T

1:04

Track 5

6.

Tendus Polonaise

2x8 - 6T

:40

Track 6

7.

Tendus Lectoure Rag

4x8 - 2T

:29

Track 7

8.

Battements Glissés Buenos Aires

4x8 - 2T

:32

Track 8

9.

Battements Soutenus Midair

4x8 - 6/8

1:04

Track 9

10.

Ronds de Jambe Cherbourg

2x8 - 3T

:44

Track 10

11.

Petits Battments Diamonds

4x8 - 2T

:37

Track 11

12.

Battements Frappés Gavotte

2x8 - 2T

:29

Track 12

13.

Battements Lents Ludwig

4x8 - 3T

1:19

Track 13

14.

Grands Battements Orchestral

2x8 - 2T

:27

Track 14

15.

Cloches Village Fair

2x8 - 3T

:24

Track 15

16.

Rises in Demi-Pointe Medieval

4x8 - 6/8

:45

Track 16

17.

Relevés à la Barre Wolfgang

4x8 - 2T

:39

Track 17

18.

Préparation for Pirouettes Noble

4x8 - 2T

:48

Track 18

19

Cool Down A Night in Biarritz

32x8- 2T

3:43

Track 19

  CENTRE

 

 

 

20.

Port de Bras Nocturne

8x8 - 2T

1:33

Track 20

21.

Port de Bras Amélie

8x8 - 6/8

1:41

Track 21

22.

Centre Practice Poitiers Rag

8x8 - 2T

:54

Track 22

23.

Adage Fantaisie

4x8 - 2T

1:01

Track 23

24.

Adage Jewels

4x8 - 3T

:55

Track 24

25.

Balance and Proprioception Alabama

4x8 - 3T

1:02

Track 25

26.

Balance and Proprioception Astor

4x8 - 2T

:43

Track 26

27.

Spin and Stop Tutus

8x8 - 2T

:39

Track 27

28.

Step Turn and Spotting Head Star

32x8 - 2T

2:17

Track 28

29.

Relevés Mazurka

4x8 - 3T

1:06

Track 29

30.

Chainés Spirale

32x8 - 2T

2:40

Track 30

31.

Warm-up Jumps Entertaining

8x8 - 2T

:47

Track 31

32.

Warm-up Jumps Take 5

4x5 - 3T

:31

Track 32

33.

Jumps Brandeburg

4x8 - 6/8

:51

Track 33

34.

Jumps Giselle

2x8 - 6/8 & 2T

:30

Track 34

35.

Jump and Listen Jack

4x8 - 2T

:51

Track 35

36.

Jump and Listen Joke

4x8 - 6/8

:52

Track 36

37.

Balancés Dimitri

8x8 - 3T

2:06

Track 37

38.

Glissades Sicilienne

8x8 - 6/8

1:00

Track 38

39.

Pas de Bourrée Coulante

4x8 - 3T

1:18

Track 39

40.

Pas de Bourrée Carmen

4x8 - 2T

:42

Track 40

41.

Jetés Temp Levés Snow Balls

8x8 - 2T

:44

Track 41

42.

Assemblés Sergueï

4x8 - 2T

:53

Track 42

43.

Beats Pop

4x8 - 2T

:26

Track 43

44.

Grand Allegro Marguerite

32x8 - 3T

5:13

Track 44

45.

Grand Jetés Palermo

16x8 - 6/8

1:29

Track 45

  CHARACTER

 

 

 

46.

Step and Hop Anton

8x8 - 2T

:43

Track 46

47.

Heel Toe Balkan

8x8 - 2T

:45

Track 47

48.

Spring Pointe Cinema

8x8 - 6/8

:40

Track 48

49.

Pivots with Partners Tourbillon

8x8 - 2T

:42

Track 49

50.

Hop Turns Surprise

8x8 - 6/8

:40

Track 50

51.

Step Hop in Attitude Ready

8x8 - 2T

:42

Track 51

52.

Sissones Changées en Avant Délicat

8x8 - 6/8

:59

Track 52

  REPERTOIRE

 

 

 

53.

Napoli: Tarantella Holger Simon Paulli

6/8

2:43

Track 53

54.

Giselle: Waltz from Act 1 Adolphe Adam

3T

2:43

Track 54

55.

Révérence Espoirs

2x8 - 3T

:20

Track 55

 

 

MUSIC FOR BALLET CLASS -
'Attitude'
Ballet Class Music For Young Dancers
is $29.00 for the CD.

SEE NOLWENN'S OTHER CDs FOR BALLET:

Music for Ballet Class: a Journey through France

Music for Ballet Class:  "Les Petits" Ballet Class Music for very young children - Tutus and Tempo Collection Vol I

Music for Ballet Class:  "Les Pointes" - Tutus and Tempo Collection Vol II

Snow is Falling - Music for the Winter Festive Season - Tutus and Tempo Collection Vol III

Music for Ballet Class:  'Attitude' Ballet Class Music for Young Dancers - Tutus and Tempo Collection Vol IV

Music for Ballet Class:  CODA  Ballet Class Music for Advanced Dancers - Tutus and Tempo Collection Vol V

Music for Ballet Class:  'Rendez-Vous Avec La Danse'  Ballet Class Music for Intermediate Dancers - Tutus and Tempo Collection Vol VI