May I Have This Dance?

“May I Have This Dance?” is a hopeful, sweet piece for your teen and adult beginner piano students.  Level appropriate choices in voicing between right hand and left hand are included.

For more savings, click here to get “The First Spring – Soundscapes” collection.

Studio Use Licence – All pieces come with a studio licence.  Buy once and use with your direct students for years to come!


May I Have This Dance? Description:

  • Level: Early Elementary (rote), Elementary (reading)
  • Pages: 5 pages, 2 pages of music, cover included
  • Format: Instant PDF download
  • Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, “make it your own” suggestions for students
  • Collections: The First Spring – Soundscapes

“May I Have This Dance?” is a hopeful, sweet piece for your teen and adult beginner piano students.  Level appropriate choices in voicing between right hand and left hand are included.

Designed with your studio recital in mind, your student and audience will remember the hope and sweetness of a first dance.

May I Have This Dance? Level:

“May I Have This Dance?” is an early elementary (rote) through elementary (reading) piano solo.  Your students can choose either the chord bridges or single-line phrases as the main melody, creating a unique playing experience!

  • Mode: G Major (no accidentals needed)
  • Time Signature: 4/4
  • Concepts: both hands playing same clef, switching clef mid-song (moving up one octave), hand over hand arpeggio, 8va, ritardando, melody switching hands (optional)

Barred eighth notes (the smallest note) are not played at the same time as the harmony to decrease the difficulty.

Ledger D is part of simple patterns and written as an alpha note.  Intervallic reading makes this easier for your students.

A hand over hand arpeggio with 8va ends the piece.  A bracket [ ] shows which notes are played with the left hand.  The last note is marked as the right hand.   Teaching this section by rote makes it especially easy for your students to hear the pattern before seeing it on the page.

May I Have This Dance? Bonus:

All sheet music comes with original cover art.  “May I Have This Dance?” comes with “make it your own” suggestions for students to experiment with developing their own voice.

More About “The First Spring – Soundscapes” Collection:

“May I Have This Dance?” is part of “The First Spring – Soundscape” collection that celebrates teen and adult beginners.  Harmonies are simplified to create a complex soundscape without the need for more advanced techniques.  These are all great level-appropriate Spring recital pieces that are sure to be a hit with your students and the audience alike.

Pieces found in “The First Spring – Soundscapes” collection are:

  • Daffodils Peeking From the Snow: A shy, yet sweet peek at the earliest flower of Spring explores broken chords in 3/4 time.
  • Light Reflecting off Raindrops: An ethereal, peaceful piece in 4/4 time inspired by “The Raindrop Prelude” and creates a moment outside of time.
  • May I Have This Dance?: A hope filled, emotional piece in 4/4 time with either hand able to take lead in voicing at any point, creating a highly personalized interpretation.
  • Dance of the Monarch Butterflies: Cheerful and peaceful glimpse at butterflies dancing in the sky. The 3/4 time signature is perfect for early introduction to barred eighth rhythm patterns.

What is a studio licence?

When you purchase “May I Have This Dance?” you get a studio-licence PDF of the piece.  This piece is sent digitally via an email receipt.  If you have a multi-teacher studio, please contact Rosemarie directly for additional licences.  Thanks!

A studio licence is a great way to stretch your studio repertoire budget.  Purchase music once and use it for years (even decades) with students you directly teach!  For online teachers, if you share the piece during online lessons, students must print immediately and not retain an electronic copy of the piece.

For more information on your studio licence, check out the Terms and Conditions page.

If you purchase a collection you will need a program to open zip files to access all pieces within the collection.

Should I print all pages for students?

Yes!  Each page is designed with students in mind.

  • Cover art
  • Description, tips for students to make it their own, terms of use
  • Music
  • Other music to inspire your students.

Students love a bit of cover art since it can help them get into the mood and story of a piece.   I’ve included ways to adapt or play with the music so students become part of the creative process.

The terms of use are there to educate students and their families about copyright law.  We know, but they may not realize what they are innocently doing may cause you to lose your studio licence.

Lastly, having other pieces at a similar level can keep students excited about what the next song in their musical journey can be!


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