Your Smart Pocket Pianist.

BALLEGRO PLAYER is a music app we created for ballet teachers and students. It currently has 150 songs especially chosen and recorded for teaching and practicing ballet.

  • Music selection doesn't have to be a hit and miss experience, finally you have access to a great selection of songs recorded especially for teaching ballet!

  • Say goodbye to the mess of CDs, music is available in an easy to use app

  • No more frustrating start of class, finally you can be in control and start every class on the right foot

The Ballegro Vision

The game-changing all-in-one smart pocket pianist for dancers

 

Dance Teachers' Anthem of Complaints

♯𝄆 Collectively Composed by the Ballet Teachers of the World 𝄇 ♪

  • "It's really hard to find something inspiring from recorded music."

  • "Tempos on the CDs are too fast! (too slow!)"

  • "The music is not long enough for the more advanced classes... and for the Stretch!"

  • "We need Playlists!"
  • "Not all pianists know and choose the fitting music for the exercises."

  • "Mon Dieu!  Sometimes you get pianists that are not very good, and I feel like I'd rather use the tape."
  • "There are some tracks you like from this CD, and something else from another CD..."

  • "Oh God, it always takes me a very long time to build my playlist."
  • "We also need different Petit Allegro music options with different accents."

  • "Sometimes something works for one exercise can also work for another exercise... So the fixed categories on the CD don't always help."
  • ... and the list goes on... We're sure you can add another verse to this Anthem :)

Dance Teachers' Classroom Nightmares

 
 

Where's my perfect playlist?

How much time have you spent on building your Playlist? Featuring former Ballet BC principal dancer Makaila Wallace.

Having the wrong music for class

What do you do when your pianist gives you a last minute no-show.  Featuring former Ballet BC Mistress Suzanne Ouellette.

Features

An Ever Expanding Music Library

Currently we have 150 songs especially chosen and recorded for ballet classrooms.  With this music library, no more digging through boxes of CDs, no more precious time wasted searching and previewing tracks on iTunes looking for the perfect song. The music is already curated by a professional ballet pianist, and it is simply waiting for you.  The collection is ever expanding, as we keep recording and adding songs every month!

Built-in Player & Tempo Adjuster

Ballegro features a specially built player that is adapted to teaching ballet class. Its tempo adjuster lets you set the ideal tempo for your students, it does that by letting you slow down or accelerate the playback of each song. It does this on the fly, at the press of a button. It also features a loop button that lets you play the song as many times as you want, without having to manually start it again.

Smart Search (Ask The Maestro)

The era has dawned when you can simply pull out your intelligent ballet pianist out of your back pocket. Our Smart Search (a.k.a. Ask The Maestro) features a variety of filters that will let you find the perfect song in seconds!

Playlist Builder

Last but not least, our Playlist Builder will transform your disorganized scrambling to organized efficiency. Build different playlists for each your different classes, or build your personal training routine. No more time-wasting fidgeting with technology in class. Simply let the class flow effortlessly!

2017 Early Adopter Round is NOW CLOSED!

Ballegro Official will be released worldwide this May 2017!

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Good Music Unleashes Your Dancing Soul

 
Whether you are a serious dance enthusiast or a laid-back hobbyist, Ballegro unleashes your dancing soul and uplifts your spirit.
Video: Sunset

Featuring the real-life doubly-talented Amanda Collinge, Dancer/CPA.

Beta User Reviews

"I tested Ballegro yesterday in 2 classes using my iPhone. I love the concept and think your player has a great deal of potential. I love that when I chose to repeat it also saves it this way in my playlist! I love the available songs and the sound quality is exquisite."

Kim Shope
Head of Dance Department & Ballet Teaching Artist, Kansas City Young Audiences, Missouri, USA (Ballegro Beta User since Feb 12)

"I love Ballegro!!!! So easy to use, well-thought out, wonderful playing. It really helps my ballet workout at home. I am much more inspired to do my pointe exercises at home with your music. Thanks! I use a speaker and it sounds great. Really, you can't believe how the right music motivates me to push harder. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!"

Kumiko Naiki
Ballet Student & Enthusiast, Vancouver, Canada (Ballegro Beta User since Feb 12)

"I used my playlist last night and it was fantastic. I like the counts of 8 and how easy it is to navigate."

Martina Aumua
Dance Teacher/Choreographer at The Dance Pointe, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (Ballegro Beta User Since Feb 18)

"Ballegro Player has launched today! The app is wonderful - with gorgeous pieces - all beautifully played!"

Gudrun Dreher
Ballet Student & Enthusiast, Vancouver, Canada (Ballegro Beta User since Feb 12)

"I thought Ballegro was a great website for anybody who needs music to be used in other functions than just listening. Such as dancers or musicians. The different features made it simple to find songs that fit what I'm looking for or just suggest songs that I may have never known before. The playlist feature helped keep songs I like together for when I want certain ones back to back."

Matthew McCoy
Arts Technology Program, Illinois State University, USA

"Ballegro has a beautiful design with easy to understand options. The music player is user friendly. An easy to use website on mobile."

Sarah Wellman
Arts Technology Program, Illinois State University, USA

"I found this app very satisfying and easy to use. The centered design and simple color scheme keep me focused and interested, which helped me enjoy this app more even though I'm not a ballet dancer. I really like the ability to speed up or slow down songs, while also being able to choose how many times it loops. Overall, I enjoyed my experience and found this app very useful and convenient."

Mike Rickey
Arts Technology Program, Illinois State University, USA

Our Award-Winning Creators, Advisors & Sponsors

Praise About Our Pianist

Pamela Rosa

Co-Owner, Harbour Dance Centre (Vancouver, Canada)

Yawen has been accompanying our Ballet Classes at Harbour Dance for a few years now. I can tell you she is the most inspiring, talented and giving pianist. Yawen also takes the ballet classes herself, and has an amazing understanding of what is needed to motivate the students to feel the musicality of the movements which in turn makes them work harder. The music is what motivates you to jump higher or feel the emotion of the dance. As I work in the office beside the studio I am treated to a beautiful concert every day. How lucky am I! Thank you Yawen.

Curtis Foley

Ballet Master, Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa (Warsaw, Poland)

For many years now I have had the opportunity to work with the ballet world's best pianists around the globe, and I can say, without a doubt, Yawen is a part of that elite. Her understanding of tempo, dynamics and phrasing is exceptional. Having her play for my classes gives me an invigoration rarely felt even in the major ballet companies internationally. When Yawen is at the keys, you know you are, literally, in the best hands.

Beverley Bagg

Ballet Mistress, Alberta Ballet Company & Ballet BC (Calgary & Vancouver, Canada)

What a privilege it has been to have Yawen as an accompanist for my classes.  An accompanist is an integral component of the success of a professional ballet class whether given in a professional or educational environment. Yawen has a gift of insight and instinct which inspires an atmosphere where teachers and dancers can be creative and engaged. Finding a pianist as accomplished and talented as Yawen is rare. Yawen has a wealth of experience from which she draws her compositions, positively lending to the artistic learning milieu in the most versatile manner.  She “completes" my class!!!!

"Yawen is an excellent dance musician. An accomplished pianist who has also been committed to studying dance, she understands and translates the essence of movement into sound. Her playing provides not only the right rhythms and tempos for the exercises and combinations, but also the desired quality and musicality that the specific movement requires, creating the perfect moods and imagery for the class. She is always receptive to the instructor's suggestions and requests, creating a positive and collaborative atmosphere. All of these aspects are very conducive for a dancer’s development, and dancers flourish in this environment. A class with Yawen’s music is truly inspiring!"

Donna Krasnow, PhD
Professor Emerita, York University, Toronto, Canada | Former Associate Editor - Dance, Medical Problems of Performing Artists

"Yawen is the rare dance musician who combines technical command, creativity and an intrinsic understanding of what dancers need and want to deliver an inspiring, stimulating and supportive experience in class. She is an ideal partner in the studio, interpreting the movement material presented and transposing it into the perfect musical accompaniment. Her versatility and openness make her the go-to choice for a variety of techniques and styles. I recommend her very highly."

David Leventhal
Program Director, Dance for PD | Mark Morris Dance Group, NYC, USA

"I have been teaching ballet classes for more than 40 years - first with tapes, then with CDs, finally with pianists. Yawen is one of my favourites - she knows what to play for all the exercises! Her music is delightful, and the students want to do and dance to it. For me it's so much easier. I recommend her to any teachers! Thanks Yawen."

Danielle Clifford
Co-Founder, Harbour Dance Centre, Vancouver, Canada

"I love having Yawen play for my ballet classes. She has a real gift for choosing just the right music for each different exercise. From the first few notes of music I see the students' faces light up - their whole bodies light up! And off they go - dancing their hearts out, inspired and supported by Yawen's wonderful music. The right music can lift even the most simple exercises up and out of the ordinary. Yawen knows how to make that happen."

Eva Carius
Ballet Instructor, Harbour Dance Centre & Ballet BC, Vancouver, Canada

"I have had the great pleasure to experience Yawen's musical interpretations for dance classes both as a teacher and as a dancing participant. Our conversations about her accompaniment demonstrate the same relentless commitment that I feel in her playing. She provides a full musical world for both dancers and teachers. Each class with Yawen has been impressive. Completely competent and deeply artistic."

Megan Walker-Straight
Adjunct Faculty, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada | Fellow, Dance for PD | Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Early Adopter Offer is NOW CLOSED!

Official Ballegro App will be released worldwide in May 2017

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