Monday, June 7, 2010

Creative Dance Music

Have you ever used these CD's from Eric Chappelle, Music for Creative Dance? I just ordered two of the volumes. I have a feeling I might need them this summer, since I will be teaching creative dance without a live pianist. Eeek! I think these CD's are fabulous, and always offer what I am looking for. I love them especially because, it's all instrumental and gives the students opportunity to see and feel the movement!

I also just ordered A Fantasy Garden Ballet Class I and II from Kimbo Educational. I was looking for some new music for ballet and this came highly recommended! I can't wait to start using it!

Have you found any great music lately? What is your favorite music to use?


  1. Thank you thank you thank you! In college I never bought creative dance CD's because I never thought I would actually teach it. Now that I do I'm always at a loss for what to do with music. This is why I love you, Maria. So helpful and you always blog about the best things.

  2. I've used the Eric Chappelle CDs quite a bit - they coordinate perfectly with teaching creative dance concepts, particularly if you follow Anne Green Gilbert's "syllabus." There's a track for everything. I listed them on a 5 Favs post I did a while back. The Richard Maddock CD I listed at the very bottom has also become a big favorite - great for that mixture of ballet and creative too!

  3. Thanks as always Tiffany for reading and commenting! :)

    Nichelle, I looked at your post a few days back and was trying to decide what to buy! It was really helpful!!! :) I e-mailed Richard Maddock to see how I could purchase one of his! :) Thanks so much!