Circle Dancers by Edna Mae Burnam
Picture a large circle of couples dancing when playing this piece. They are dressed in brightly-colored costumes as they dance around the circle. Purpose: This later elementary composition was written so a student may enjoy playing in a steady rhythm with accents and an occasional surprise place for lively finger work. Suggestions for Instruction: Before the student begins to play this selection, have the student notice that every line is repeated. Each line is a short dance, and each dance grows a little more complicated than the previous one. The rhythm is steady and bold throughout the piece until reaching line F where the tempo increases. On line G (the last dance), both the tempo and volume increase to the end.