Emily Rogers Swanson is a professional music editor with decades of experience in film, tv and choreography. Her credits include
The Great Gatsby, The Dressmaker, and working closely with legendary choreographer Graeme Murphy on Mao’s Last Dancer.

Dance Routine Music Editing

(also for figure skating, gymnastics, calisthenics, synchronised swimming, horse dancing and more!)

So you’ve chosen a piece of music that you want to use for your routine, but it’s the wrong length, or you want to skip (or repeat) some parts of it. Perhaps you or someone you know has tried to alter it for you, but you ended up with a big clunk in the middle or an awkward cutoff at the end. I can help you create a seamless version of your chosen piece, with a proper beginning and ending, that is exactly the right length. I can also give you alternate edits to rehearse with so you can rehearse sections of your routine without having to go back to the start of the music every time or scroll to the right spot. And I will boost the soft bits so that the whole piece plays at an appropriate level for the venue where you will be performing. I can also slow it down or speed it up, or combine different pieces into one. No matter where you are in the world, I can help you add polish to your routine with a professional music edit.

How does it work?

Send me an email to get the ball rolling. I’ll need to know which piece of music you have chosen and how long you need it to be. If you know which parts of the piece of music you want to use (for example, the first verse and chorus but not the second one) let me know. If you have a more general idea (for example, you want to start slow and build to a big finish) that's helpful too. But if you’re not sure, that’s okay, I can create a version for you. I'll deliver your edited song by email as an mp3 unless you request some other format. When you receive it you can tell me if it’s what you had in mind or if it requires further tweaking. I won’t charge you until you are satisfied with the result. Once you are satisfied with the edit you can let me know if you'd like to have it broken down into sections for rehearsal purposes.

How long will it take?

I will normally be able to deliver your edited music within a few days, if not sooner. I will let you know when you first contact me how quickly I can deliver it.

How much will it cost?

For a straightforward edit (one song edited to a given length) I charge $85, including extra rehearsal edits. You can pay by Paypal or (within Australia) bank transfer. For something more complex, I will quote you a price once you let me know what you have in mind.

Further Services for Film & TV

  • Music Consultation
  • Temp Scores
  • Score Conforms
  • New Cues
  • Song and source music editing
  • Lip Sync
  • Dance Sync
  • ADR Singing Coaching
  • Custom Rehearsal Materials
  • Composer Assistance
  • Spotting Notes
  • Cue Sheets

For more info on music editing, please visit www.filmmusicediting.com

About Me

I’ve been a music editor since 2003, with credits on major productions such as The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Red Dog, and Paper Planes. I work closely with performers, choreographers, composers, directors, and producers to create seamless music edits for competitions, film, television, albums, and events. I hold a bachelor’s degree in opera singing and a master’s degree in recording engineering.

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