Ahn Hyewon and Jeong Mijin’s Ballet Class with Piano CDs each contain over forty tracks of original and classical solo piano music. Volume 1 is comprised mostly of classical pieces, with fourteen of the 41 tracks original compositions by Ahn and Jeong. The first volume includes some fun adaptations of well-known classical music (Ivanocivi’s “Donauwellen Walzer” in a straightlaced 2/4) as well as a few Western popular and show tunes. Volume 2 is mostly original work by Ahn and Jeong, with a few classical melodies tossed in.
Both CDs feature repeated tracks for barre, six tracks for centre work, adage, and pirouettes, fourteen tracks for allegro, and music for pointe work. Meters and tempi are clear and consistent, if somewhat lacking in variety. All of the center tracks are quite short, making these discs best suited for a beginner or intermediate-level class.. The overall flavor of this CD is a pleasant balance of lightness and formality.