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|It's hard to find a picture of new beginnings in January,|
but here is a "snow egg" in a nest that's in front of our house.
With it being January, I wanted to make a playlist of songs about beginnings, fresh starts and the future.
Enjoy! (All of the links below open to iTunes)
I'm Beginning To See The Light - Maynard Ferguson - an instrumental jazzy tune with a big band feel, that would be nice for a classic jazz or adult tap class. There's another great version by Michael Buble too!
At the Beginning - Anastasia (Music from the Motion Picture) - classic Disney love song - could work for a lyrical dance.
Starting Now - Ingrid Michaelson - I've used this quick-tempo song for combinations in modern, jazz and contemporary class. It starts out sounding acoustic and then builds to a full band, which is nice for a dynamic change.
Where Do I Even Start? - Morgan Taylor Reid - This song was used on Grey's Anatomy, so you know it's dramatic! I am a sucker for songs with piano harmony sections, so I liked this one right away. I would use it in lyrical or contemporary class or possibly for a lyrical ballet piece.
New Age - Marlon Roudette - Another nice lyrical / contemporary song.
Intro - xx - One of my teachers used this song last year for a jazz / contemporary piece. I could see it working for a modern dance as well. Has a great creepy beginning and then changes into an intense and building melody.
Wanna Be Starting Something - Michael Jackson - Doesn't need explanation :) There is also a newer version featuring Akon, but you gotta love classic Michael.
|This is what my front yard looks like in January... |
snow and ice!
Brand New - Emilie Mover - She has such a fun voice - this is a nice uplifting song with a country or bluegrass feel.