Developing Artist Preparatory Piano Literature, Pg. 16, Circle Dance
Warming up with A Minor five-finger scales, Sam is learning to express “con moto.” He clearly makes his “con moto” approach a musical shape, and he applies this idea to Circle Dance with natural ease. It’s evident that he is thinking in four-measure phrases, and the eight-measure periods all end gracefully. When he can make all the imitations stand out as he did the first two (and let go of the right hand at the end), Sam will have come full “circle” with this lilting dance.