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FREE Lyrical edit: Try by Colbie Caillat

Try single artBecause Squirrel Trench Audio’s mission is to eliminate less-than-ideal music edits for dancers everywhere, we are giving away a FREE* edit of Try by Colbie Caillat. How does this work? How can we legally give away a free edit of a published song? Legitmix is a new service that enables remixers to sell their services legally. The service checks to see if the buyer already owns the song(s) used in the edit or remix legally. If so, then the buyer can purchase the edit/remix. If not, you have to buy the song(s) used in the remix from iTunes, and then you can also buy the remix. Remixers have the option to give away their work for free, and we have chosen to do so to announce our launch into this new arena.

Now available for free* on Legitmix: Colbie Caillat’s Try, edited for a 2:36 lyrical dance routine length.

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(*The edited version is available for free if you already own Try. If you don’t already own Try, you’ll have to pay $1.29 for it, and then you can get the edited version for free.)

Please feel free to share this free edit with every dance teacher and choreographer you know. One step closer to our goal of making sure every dancer has the beautiful music that they deserve.

View other Squirrel Trench edits and remixes for dance routines on Legitmix or contact us for custom edits and remixes.

Put your music “in the pocket”

An article I wrote about adjusting the tempo of songs to fit your dancers for Dance Advantage was published today. Check it out, and use this technique to ensure that all of your songs are at the ideal tempos for your dancers!

Songs for lyrical dance routines, part 2

Below are 19 songs that could be great for your next lyrical routine. If you have other great song ideas, leave them in the comments below and I’ll add ‘em! If you want to use any of these songs and need them edited perfectly for competition, we’d love to serve it up for you. We also have song suggestions for JazzTapContemporaryMusical Theater, and Kid Friendly Hip Hop. If none of these songs grab you, here is Lyrical Songs part 1, and we’ve got the whole list of lyrical songs here.

FREE* edit available! (*Free if you already have Try, if not, it will cost $1.29):
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My Ghost – Glass Pear

Collide (acoustic) – Howie Day (sample choreo)

The Freshmen – Jay Brennan (Verve Pipe cover)

Sunny Came Home (live) – Shawn Colvin

Chasing Cars (acoustic) – Sabrina (Snow Patrol cover) (sample choreo)

Strong Enough (live) – Sheryl Crow

Last Kiss (acoustic) – Boyce Avenue (Taylor Swift cover)

Time After Time – Eva Cassidy

Love Will Lead You Back – Young Divas

Where the Streets Have No Name – Vitamin Piano Series (U2 Piano Tribute)

Over the Rainbow – Celtic Woman (sample choreo)
Over the Rainbow – m-pact (a capella)
I’m Yours/Over the Rainbow – Straight No Chaser

Love, Reign O’er Me – Pearl Jam cover of The Who

Beside You – Marianas Trench

Imagine – Jack Johnson
Imagine – Taio Cruz

Love’s Devine – Seal

The Moment I Said It – Imogen Heap

If you didn’t find something that tickles your ears in the list above, we’ve got a bunch more lyrical songs here. And whether or not you wind up using one of these songs, we’d love to edit it to the correct length perfectly for you!