Dance Card
(20 Minutes)

Listen to Dance Card: 1. Rag, 2. Beguine, 3. Charleston, 4. Merengue, 5. Rumba, 6. Reel, 7. Waltz

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Dance Card is a set of seven dances for piano. Each dance takes its inspiration and structure from a dance style that either originated in America or immigrated there. Some of my dances cleave fairly closely to the sound and structure, meter and mood of their mother dances. Others travel far from their origins, keeping the essential rhythmic or metrical aspects of the mother dances, but sounding like something else altogether.