Soundtrack for Summer – SAB Summer Playlists

Musicality is one of the pillars of SAB training. Having a keen sense of accents, syncopations, rhythm and even musical counterpoint is critical to our dancer’s learning as those musical attributes play a pivotal role in every Balanchine ballet. The SAB faculty help our students sharpen such skills through complex combinations that challenge our dancer’s grasp of the music just as they challenge their technique. During the Winter Term, our intermediate and advanced students take additional music lessons to further enhance their understanding of composition and music history, as well as their own skills as musicians. To put it succinctly, we love music and what better way to spread that love than by sharing a few curated playlists from our faculty?

Headphones and Pointe shoes - SAB Summer Music Playlists

On our recently launched Spotify channel, you can find an assortment of playlists that we hope can add to the soundtrack of your summer! While some selections are simply pieces of music that evoke thoughts of our favorite ballets and selections from past SAB Workshop Performances, we’ve also assembled playlists designed to accompany your at-home ballet classes and workouts.

Advanced Barre Class Music

Take barre using SAB Faculty Member Lauren King’s curated playlist! This mix features selections of barre music from popular ballet class accompanist Steven Mitchell, as well as some class interpretations of a few Disney classics you may recognize!


Classic NYCB and SAB

This playlist, curated by New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet’s Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, includes music used in many of the ballets in NYCB’s repertoire, including ballets from Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and George Balanchine.


SAB Summer Workout Mix

Faculty member and Conditioning teacher Dirk Hartog put together this exhilarating mix to get you moving. Turn it on when working out at home to give you an inspirational boost!

We hope you enjoy our special summer mixes!