NMM: Freight Train – Sara Jackson-Holman

Love this song! First heard it on Grey’s Anatomy (which, by the way, is a wonderful resource for angst-y, dramatic lyrical songs!) and we’ve been using it in our contemporary / lyrical class.

Listen to or download it in iTunes

Enjoy!

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New Music Monday: Ballet Goes Pop

Ballet MimeRecently got turned on to this album by Adult Beginner’s ballet music post (side note: if you don’t already read Adult Beginners’s blog, you should because she is awesome and its about ballet and other fun stuff!).

If you’re looking for some new stuff for this year’s ballet class, check it out!

Ballet Goes Pop – Album open in iTunes

Don’t miss frappes to Single Ladies, and grande allegro to I Kissed A Girl, adagio to Someone Like You.  I hope they make another series soon!

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New Music: Feelin’ Good – Christina Grimmie

This song came on my iPod this morning on my drive to work and I couldn’t help tapping along to the steering wheel.  I think I’ll be using this song to warm-up to in the fall…enjoy!

Open in iTunes:  Feelin’ Good – With Love

By the way, her whole album With Love – Christina Grimmie is worth a listen.

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NMM: Perpetuum Mobile – Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Today’s New Music Monday is a song that just makes you want to create something:  Perpetuum Mobile by Penguin Cafe Orchestra (link opens in iTunes).

I’ve been using this one in my modern classes during improv and I think it helps set a creative atmosphere in class.  Plus its just fun to listen to!  Enjoy 🙂

Grab it on iTunes:

Perpetuum Mobile - Preludes, Airs & Yodels

As a side note, this song was used in the claymation film “Mary and Max“, which if you’re in the mood for a moving animated movie – watch this (its on Netflix).  Just keep the tissues nearby and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

NMM: Shine Brighter – DJ Earworm

Don’t miss this year’s remix by DJ Earworm – he combined 25 of 2012’s pop hits to create one song… and the kicker is that it actually sounds pretty awesome!  The kids seem to like this one a lot.  My pre-teens ask me to play it each week, and the first week it took them a while to actually focus on the steps in warm-up because they were trying to figure out what this song was!

As of this post, I believe you can still download the song on SoundCloud.

If you love mash-ups like this song, check out more mash-ups here.