Megumi Kopp | Ballet Class With the Little Mermaid: Music from Hawaii, Vol. 3

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Ballet Class With the Little Mermaid: Music from Hawaii, Vol. 3

by Megumi Kopp

28 tracks of Creative and Inspired Classical Piano Music for Ballet Class and Performance. We had so much fun choreographing "The Little Mermaid" Ballet to this music, we thought you would enjoy it, too!
Genre: Classical: Ballet
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Plie #1:( After Georges Bizet's Minuet, No.3 From "L'arlesienne", Suite 2) [3/4 8x8]
2:24 $0.99
2. Plie #2: (After Alfred Eric Leslie Satie's Gnossiennes No.1) [4/4 8x16]
3:55 $0.99
3. Plie #3 (After Gabriel Faure's Sicillienne Op.78) [6/8 8x4]
1:58 $0.99
4. Tendu/Degage: Ballet Opening~ (After Claude Achille Debussy's Petit Suite Ballet, L65) [2/4 8x8]
1:36 $0.99
5. Pique: Sister Duet (After Russian Folk Music Two Guitars) [3/4 8x16]
1:57 $0.99
6. En Cloche: Sister Solo (After Oscar Strauss Concert Waltz From "A Waltz Dream" Waltzertraum) [3/4, 8x8]
1:11 $0.99
7. Passe: Sister Trio (After Maurice Ravel's Bolero) [3/4 8x8]
2:56 $0.99
8. Degage: King's Entrance (After Russian Folk Music Volga March) [2/4 8x8]
1:31 $0.99
9. Degage: King & Sebastian (After Spanish Folk Music Marcha Espanola) [3/4 8x16]
2:19 $0.99
10. Ronde De Jambe: Ariel's Solo (After Edvard Greig's Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No.1) [3/4 8x8]
1:41 $0.99
11. Frappe: Flounder (After Leroy Anderson's Raspberry Rag) [2/4 8x8]
1:30 $0.99
12. Ronde De Jambe En' L'air, Scuttle (After Franz Lehar Variation From "The Merry Widow") [2/4 8x8]
1:15 $0.99
13. Ronde De Jambe En L'air: Yellow Fish (After Leroy Anderson's Trumpeter's Holiday) [2/4 8/16]
2:01 $0.99
14. Battements: Sailors (After Andre Messanger's Divertissement Final From "Les Deux Pigeons" Act II) [2/4 8x16]
1:56 $0.99
15. Stretch: Ariel Saves the Prince (After Franz Lehar Variation No. 18 From "The Merry Widow") [4x4 8x4 Plus Ending]
1:15 $0.99
16. Variation: Prince Solo (After By Vittorio Monti's Czardas) [2x4 8x2-->3/4 8x4-->2/4 8x4]
2:07 $0.99
17. Center Tendu: Jelly Fish (After By Paul Lincke's Glow Worm) [4/4 8x8]
1:23 $0.99
18. Pirouette: Parrot Fish (After Dmitri Kabalevsky's Tale of an Old Organ Grinder) [4/4 8x8]
1:28 $0.99
19. Saute or Turns: Star Fish (After Dmitri Kabalevsky's Comedians Gallop) [2/4 8x8]
1:14 $0.99
20. Center: Manta Ray (After Amilcare Ponchelli's Dance of the Hours) [4/4 8x8]
2:36 $0.99
21. Waltz: Dragon Fish(After Frederic Chopin's Mazurka Op.33 , No.2) [3/4 8x16]
2:38 $0.99
22. Adage: Treasures (After Alfred Eric Leslie Satie's Gnossienne No. 3) [4/4 8x8]
2:29 $0.99
23. Jumps: King Triton Destroys Ariels Treasures(After Aram Khachaturian's Sabre Dance) [4/4 8x4]
1:04 $0.99
24. Adage: Floatson & Jetson (After Jules Massenet's Chanson Andalouse From "Le Cid II") [2/4 8x8]
2:22 $0.99
25. Across the Floor: Ariel Receives Her Land Clothes(After Leo Delibes Cortege Rustique From "Sylvia" Act I No. 6) [4/4 8x4]
2:31 $0.99
26. Pas De Basque: Cook & Sebastian (After Giuseppe Verdi's La Donna E Mobile Form "Rigoletto" Act 3) [3/4 8x8]
1:14 $0.99
27. Adage: Ariel and the Prince (After Georges Bizet's Song of the Pearl Fishers) [4/4 8x8]
2:02 $0.99
28. Happy Ending/Reverence: Ariel & Prince Married (After Franz Lehar Finale From "The Merry Widow") [4/4 8x16]
3:00 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The Process
Virginia and Megumi had so much success with their collaboration on "Alice In Wonderland", they decided to repeat the process in for "The Little Mermaid" Ballet. For their Annual Spring performance, an “original ballet” is chosen based on what would best suit the students.

Over many months, Megumi will play for ballet class, and we choose music that best represents the story line.
Megumi's versitility and musical choices are many, so it is always hard to choose which ones to use!

What you find here is the “complete” Little Mermaid Ballet as it was presented at the Aloha Theatre on May 26, 2013. Amazingly, all of the music, it it’s order for the ballet, also fits perfectly to accompany a complete ballet class.

We hope you enjoy:
Ballet Class with The Little Mermaid
Ballet Music From Hawaii Volume 3

Virginia Holte
Artistic Director, WHDT

Megumi Kopp
Pianist, WHDT


Megumi Kopp
Megumi began her piano studies at the age of 5 under Yoko Ogusu for 13 years in Tokyo, Japan. She continued her Studies under Gates Wray, student of Isabella Vengerova and Vladimir Horowitz, for 3 years while living in New Jersey and holds a B.S. degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

After moving to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1999, and with encouragement from her friend and West Hawaii Dance Academy Co-Director, Midori Satoh, Megumi began accompanying ballet class at West Hawaii Dance Academy in 2005. With the assistance and guidance of West Hawaii Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Virginia Holte, Megumi has played and arranged music for numerous performances, including “Nutcracker”, “Les Sylphide”, “Don Quixote”, full length “Swan Lake”, “Coppelia” and the original “Alice in Wonderland” Ballet.

The “The Little Mermaid Ballet ” Music was so popular with the students, that they requested it to be played for their ballet technique classes.

Thus was the inspiration for Megumi’s Third CD which you find here.

Megumi’s Debut CD, released in 2011 is entitled: Ballet Class: Piano Music from Hawaii.
Her Second CD is Ballet Class with Alice in Wonderland"

Besides accompanying the dancers at West Hawaii Dance Academy, Megumi teaches piano to children and adults.

Virginia Holte, is the
 Founder and Artistic Director of the West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Guest Instructor/Choreographer for The Maui Academy of Performing Arts.

A Graduate of the Academy of the Washington Ballet under the late Mary Day, Ms Holte enjoyed a long professional dance careerwith Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet, Washington Ballet and  various guest appearances with Ballet Internationale, New Jersey Ballet, and Indiana Ballet Theatre N.W.

A Third Series practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga; Certified in the Pilates Method, Mat and Equipment from the Physical Mind Institute. Ms. Holte is an International Certified GYROKINESIS® , GYROTONIC® & GYROTONER® Master Trainer.

She has been sharing her love of ballet and movement with the Hawaii Community since 1986.



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