Music for Ballet Class by Don Caron

Ballet Class Music

We Get It!

Here at CDBaby we understand how frustrating and tedious looking for just the right ballet class music can be. We’ve heard this from hundreds of ballet instructors, just like yourself, time and time again. How many times have you found yourself wading through volumes online libraries looking for those few magical, musical jewels? And it’s a pretty fantastic feeling when you actually come across some music that really works for you, isn’t it? Well that’s what we’re talking about here today.

“Don Caron’s music has always stood above the rest!”

Nathan Fifield, Conductor – Houston Ballet

ballet class music tenduWe’re completely confident that once you listen to Don Caron’s music and use it in your ballet classes or in your personal ballet practice, you will want buy his entire series, The First Class Albums. This is not just another set of ballet class music albums. It’s not enough to have the perfect tempos and the right style of music. There’s something almost magical that has to be there in order for ballet class music to really work, and these albums have that magic. It’s not an accident, and you can read about how it all came to be right here through the development of the Motosonus Method. Or, if you want, you can audition some samples of Don Caron’s music for ballet class right now.

Who is Don Caron?

Don Caron an accomplished and sought-after ballet pianist, with a depth of experience in multiple disciplines that include writing, dancing, choreography, engineering, directing producing and movie-making. He’s taken home an award here and there in his career as well.

Award for Ballet Class MusicDon Caron Music for Ballet Class1999 Crystal Heart Award – Heartland Film Festival
2002 Composer of the Year –Music Teachers National Ass.
2007 Grand Remington Award – WorldFest Houston
2009 Platinum Remington for The Pull
2012 Platinum Remington for Different Drummers etc…


Caron brought all of his diverse skills together to develop a system of  composing music for dance that makes his ballet class music albums absolutely unique among all of them called the Motosonus Method.

A Groundbreaking System

Back in the mid 1980’s Don Caron was working with choreographer/teacher/composer, Elizabeth Carlssohn, at Ballet Class Music by Don CaronEastern Washington University (EWU). Their inquisitive natures led them to experiment with beat placement, phrasing and other musical nuances and study how different uses of these musical elements impacted the response of the students. Their experiments led to using the manipulation of beat placement to correspond to the tension and release that each aspect of each exercise required, literally pushing and pulling the beat to correspond to the stretch of the muscles. The resulting Ballet Class Music, which is contained in The First Class Albums is truly astonishing and nothing short of groundbreaking!

The Creation of The First Class Albums – ballet class music

From what they learned, they developed a method of creating music for ballet class which is now known as The Motosonus Method™. They applied this method to the creation of music and training videos for ballet teachers. The ultimate result was The First Class Albums – Music for Ballet Class, and The First Class Videos – Ballet instructional DVDs.